Remind

Remind for Parents - English
Remind para Familias - español

Remind Messaging for Learning & Engagement

All schools and Metro Schools teachers are able to send messages via the two-way communication tool, Remind.

Schools & teachers can send messages to the whole class, a select group, or just individuals and families can opt to receive messages via text, email and/or calls. Remind logo

Remind Benefits

Families can receive quick and simple messages on things such as:

  • Homework assignments
  • Field trip updates
  • Schedule changes
  • Personalized student support or feedback
  • Upcoming class or school events
  • Transportation and bus updates

Additional benefits:

  • The Remind app - available in iOS and Android - is free to download, or families can choose to receive texts via SMS (carrier charges may apply).
  • The app is available in several languages and can automatically translate conversations into more than 90 languages. Individuals can set the preferred language they want to receive information in - regardless of the language the message was written in.

Remind Safety

It is important to note that Remind protects staff, student and family privacy. Here's how:

  • Your actual contact information is masked when you use Remind.
  • Users who violate Remind community standards or MNPS anti-bullying standards can be blocked or reported on Remind.
  • Two-way communication is only available for students over the age of 13 and parents must give permission for students under 13 to use Remind.
  • Remind is in compliance with data protection and privacy laws
    • FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
    • COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule)
    • TCPA (The Telephone Consumer Protection Act)
    • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation (EU))

Getting Started on Remind: Is Your Contact Information Correct?

  • Family contact information is based on information provided in the MNPS Campus Portal.
  • To make sure you receive messages, update and/or confirm your contact information in Campus Portal. 
  • You also can add additional contact information in your Remind account.

Creating Your Remind Account

  • First-time users will receive a text message or email to the contact information found in the Campus Portal with instructions on claiming the Remind account. 
  • Once you claim your account, you will be able to automatically join your student's classroom. You also may join classes, or especially created groups, by texting a specific code. 
  • If you already have a Remind account, you will have the opportunity to merge them.
  • Note that not all schools and/or teachers may use Remind.

 

Remind Basics For Families

  • Create a Remind account
  • Remind basics & Frequently Asked Questions
  • Remind uses the contact information your Campus Portal account, so please confirm it is accurate.
    • You can add additional contact information directly into your Remind account, but always ensure your Campus information is correct.  
  • MNPS Families are added to their student's classes automatically, but can also join a class, or specially created group, by texting the class code the teacher gives you to 81010.
    • Note: Not all teachers may use Remind.
  • After you've joined a class, you can save the telephone number associated with that class, teacher or group to your contacts. 
  • By District default, users will need to be approved by the class owner to receive messages or announcements. Until approved, you will not receive announcements.
  • Instructions for receiving and sending translated messages in alanguage other than English.
  •  Change your Remind notifications
  • Remind is free of charge, but if you chose to receive messages via SMS text - and not the Remind app - there may be a fee from your mobile service provider.
  • Questions or problems? Need support? Check the Remind Help Center.