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 on the web
  • 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 a language other than English.
  •  Set your Remind notification preferences
    • You can add, remove, or edit your cell phone number and email address and adjust your app and desktop notifications anytime. You can also turn email and push reaction notifications for your messages on or off via your Notification preferences dashboard online.
  • 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.