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MPS has gone mobile with new tools to connect with families on the go!

Text alerts

  • Families of MPS students, you can now receive text alerts on your cell phone. With this free* service, you will receive text messages notifying you of inclement weather, safety alerts and other important information from Minneapolis Public Schools.To subscribe, text YES to 68453.
  • Your privacy is important – your information will not be sold or provided to third parties. Once you have subscribed, you can opt out from alerts at any time – just reply with STOP to any message or HELP if you need assistance.
*Message and/or data rates may apply
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 Mobile app 

  • Access MPS news, updates and notifications, calendars, lunch menus, staff directory, sports and more at your fingertips with MPS To Go, the school district's free mobile app. MPS To Go is available for iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store and for Android in the Google Play Store.

Change your preferences

  • Families can now edit communication preferences – calls, texts, alternate phone numbers, etc. This feature also gives you a place to review messages you may have missed.
  • If you have multiple children attending MPS, you will be able to add them all to the same account.
  • Follow these steps create an account through the secure Contact Manager website provided by SchoolMessenger or download the PDF guide with screenshots.
  1. Go to https://contactme.schoolmessenger.com/newportaluser.php?u=minneapolis and click the Sign Up Now link near the bottom of the page.
  2. You will be taken to the Sign Up page where you will need to enter a valid email address, a password and your name.
  3. Click Sign Up when you are done.
  4. Log in using your email address and password.
  5. Once you’ve activated your account, you’re ready to add your child to your account. Click the Click here to begin button.
  6. Select the option that says, “I do not have an Activation Code and want to activate by phone,” and click Next
  7. Add your child’s MPS student ID #
  8. Simply follow the instructions on the page to call in and activate your account. You will need to be able to call into the system from one of the phone numbers associated with your child’s student record. 
  9. When you have finished adding your child to your account, navigate to the Contacts tab and click the edit link to right of your child’s name. There you can simply check which types of messages you would like to receive and at which phone number or email address. Make sure that you click Save when you are done making changes.
  10. At any time you can simply go to https://contactme.schoolmessenger.com/index.php?u=minneapolis to access your account.