- Fort Madison Community School District
FMCSD Announcements for Parents
FMCSD is continuing to use a school notification system called SwiftK12.
To guarantee the notification system is used efficiently, we will need to confirm your contact information is accurate and up-to-date at all times.
SwiftK12 allows our school to send messages using phone, email and SMS text messaging. You may have already noticed that sometimes phone calls come from different numbers.
For calls from the district office you will see 319.372.7252 as the caller ID number.
If one of our schools send out a building specific message you will see the following numbers:
Lincoln Elementary: 319.372.2896
Richardson Elementary: 319.372.2765
You may want to add the district’s as well as your school’s phone number to your address book to help you recognize incoming calls from the us easily.
Text messages will be sent from “FMCSD”. Please note you will not be able to reply to text messages sent from the school.
SwiftK12 is integrated with the existing PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you log-on to the Parent Portal (We suggest you log-on using Chrome or Firefox.) you will see a link called SwiftReach SwiftK12 on the left navigation pane under Alerting.
You will be able to see all the contact information our school has listed for you by clicking on the Contact Information button in the top navigation.
Within the Alert Preferences section of the Parent Portal, you will be able to choose your communication preferences based on message category, such as School Closures or Attendance, as well as message type (email, voice and/or text message) by placing a checkmark into the aligned contact fields. You may opt-out of any message category except for Emergency Messages.
Note: Setting up your parent preferences is your responsibility. You will receive messages to every contact field shown in Alert Preferences until updated in the parent portal. Tolls and charges associated with receipt of messages from the school are your responsibility and not the responsibility of the school. Please be sure to set your unique preferences if there are any numbers or addresses to which you do not like to be contacted. All phone numbers and email addresses must be in a valid format to save properly.
Emergency messages are always sent with all three message types (email, text, and voice calls) and to every contact field shown even if you have opted out. We cannot change this. Emergency messages will be labeled as such so you will know it is an actual emergency.
If you do not have access to log into the Parent Portal, you may contact the school directly to request changes.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.