Banner photo

Text MessagingText Messaging

Largs Academy along with every school in the Authority has transitioned its text messaging service from Groupcall , the off the shelf purchased software package, to SEEMIS text messaging, SEEMIS, being the existing school reporting and recording data base.

SEEMIS text messaging is a relatively cheap and easy way of instantly communicating with parents / guardians on a variety of school related issues, eg, Absence, Parents Evenings, School Trips etc.

There are limitations in terms of the message size, 121 characters only, and the salutation function is fairly limited. It does however allow parents to respond to the messages instantly using the respond facility from mobile phones. The function currently works only on mobile phones, further development to include land lines is a future possibility.

In responding to absence text messages parents are urged where possible to give an outlook as to how long their child will be absent for.