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Greenfield Public Schools Expands its Commitment to Communication Outreach With School Messenger!

We are so excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance district communication by allowing us to deliver important information for parental outreach, emergency broadcasts, student attendance alerts and other significant communications

The new service is called School Messenger (SchoolMessenger) and it’s designed to notify parents and guardians automatically for alerts that impact the safety and academic performance of students, extending the district’s existing community outreach efforts and emergency preparedness procedures. It also will be used by our schools to inform parents/guardians of upcoming school events such as statewide testing, parent conferences, and upcoming field trips.

With SchoolMessenger, your child's principal will still be accessible for live visits and will continue to communicate via current methods including paper-based notifications. The district’s implementation of SchoolMessenger is intended to extend its commitment to remain personally connected with parents/guardian by offering additional and timely communications. The new system even allows us to deliver important information via SMS text messaging should Parents/Guardians indicate they wish to receive text messages on their cell phones.

For more information about School Messenger features and options, see below!!!!

School Messenger for Parents/Guardians

  • Parents/Guardians are already set up for emergency notifications from the Superintendent's Office and their child's school.
  • Additionally, parents/guardians will be able to send and receive communications to and from classroom teachers through School Messenger by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
  • Once you have your PowerSchool Access ID and Password from your child's school (you get a different Access ID and Password for each child and this information is typically sent to you in a letter from your child's school at the beginning of the school year), you can follow the steps outlined in this helpful video created by Greenfield High School,
  • For detailed text instructions on how to connect to School Messenger, please refer to our illustrated PowerSchool and School Messenger Login Step-by-Step Guide
  • If you prefer to watch a GPS video explaining how to sign up for PowerSchool and School Messenger, visit or click the play button on the YouTube image below. The video was created by GPS teachers Brendan Leowolf and Andrew Lippman.



How to Access School Messenger if you are a GPS Teacher

Use the following link:

  • Teachers need to create an account in School Messenger, they do it by going to the
  • Click the link in  the upper right corner that says, Sign up

Teacher Signup for School Messenger account

  • It will prompt for you for your school ( email address.
  • It will also prompt you to create a password

Enter email address and a password

  • Enter your email address and pick a password, then click Sign Up
  • School Messenger will then ask you to verify your account by following instruction sent to your email address.
  • To complete your account registration, please follow the instructions you received via email.
  • Once you've created a School Messenger account, SM will link to your PowerSchool account and you will see your class lists.
  • Next time you wish to login to your School Messenger account, go to, and instead of clicking Sign up, click Log in

Log in once you have a School Messenger Account

Teachers who have an account on SchoolMessenger can login and create groups.

For instructions on how to create and manage groups, follow the instructions provided by Rachel Cummings, a teacher at Newton School. Her instructions also explain how parents can join the groups you've created. You must be logged into gmail with a email address to view the link

How to Access School Messenger if you are a GPS Administrator

Use your PowerSchool login PowerSchool for Admins

  • Scroll down the list of links on the left side of the page.
  • Click the link to School Messenger in the Applications area. See image below.

School Messenger Link in PowerSchool

School Messenger is linked to your PowerSchool login so no username or password is required if you login through PowerSchool

General Guides and Quick Start Instructions

  • Getting Started PDF - Everything you need to know for sending a message
  • Quick Start for New Users - Here are the steps to a simple one-time setup for new users to make learning the system and sending notifications quick and easy.
  • Advanced Training Guide - This PDF details some of the more advanced features you can use to enhance your notification.

How to Send a Message to all Students in a School or Class (Admins, Teachers, & Staff)

School Messenger and Text Messages (Opt-in Process for Parents, Teachers, & Staff)

School Messenger gives you the choice of receiving school notifications by Text messaging!

Q: How do I opt in (or out) of text messaging?
  • To opt IN to text messaging, send a text to 67587 that says Y or YES
  • To opt OUT of text messaging, send a text to 67587 that says CANCEL
  • You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:
  • You are registered to receive approximately 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.
  • Repeat this opt-in process for any cell phone number that you wish to include.
  • Please be sure to give your cell phone number to your school office, if you haven’t already done so.

    Please note, although the district does not charge you for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

School Messenger Mobile Apps (For Teachers, & Staff)

Google Play Android App

School Messenger Apps for iPhones and iPads

School Messenger for Admins, Mobile App for iPhones (SchoolMessenger Admin for iOS)

School Messenger for Admins, Mobile App for Android (SchoolMessenger Admin for Android)