What is Remind?
Remind is a website and app that provides a safe way for our band director to text a message or email to students and parents.
How does Remind work?
Remind generates a unique code for each of the bands. The code is shared with you on our social media pages. Any student or parent who sends a text message with the code will be “subscribed” to the band remind class. Anytime Mr. Harris sends a message from Remind, all the students or parents subscribed will receive it. Using this method, no one knows each other’s cell phone numbers.
Is Remind Free?
The service is free, but standard messaging rates apply. So, if you do not have unlimited texting on your cell phone’s data plan, you might be charged for each text message.
Why does Mr. Harris want to use Remind to communicate?
Students today are very busy, and they communicate primarily by texting. The purpose is to provide students and parents with timely reminders of upcoming band events, practices, and anything else band related. These messages travel one-way only, from the Bassett Band Remind to students and or parents; you cannot respond to texts, and there will not be an on-going conversation of any kind. It is very safe and, hopefully, very effective. Parents, together with your student, are encouraged to sign up for these messages so both can stay up-to-date.
How does a student or parent sign up for a teacher’s messages?
As a student or parent, you never need to come to a website or create an account. To sign up, you need to get the Remind band code and band phone number. You then have the option to receive messages via text, email, or both.
To receive text messages: Text @class code to 81010. See the class codes below. **Parent Reminds will only send out information that parents need to know.** Parent Marching Band – Text to 81010 – Message @2hdd6f
**Student Reminds will only send out information that students need to know.** Student Marching Band – Text to 81010 – Message @b4f3g8
How do students or parents opt out of receiving messages?
Text message: To unsubscribe from all band reminds, reply with the word “unsubscribe” or text @LEAVE.
Do I need a Smartphone for Remind?
No, any phone that receives text messages will work with Remind. There is also a Remind app that is free.
Where can we find more information about Remind?
You can go to remind.com for more information about the service for more details about the service!