School Messenger Callout for Last Year’s Seniors or Incoming Students
From Focus in 2020-2021 > Reports > District Reports >
Click on Address, Contacts, and Phone to expand to options.
Find the Title called “School Messenger Student List”
Click on the green Run button to run the report.
Use an Effective Date –
For last year's seniors:
- Run in the school year that was just completed.
- Effective Date = Last Day of School
- Filter on 12th Grade
For incoming students:
- Run in the upcoming school year.
- Effective Date = First Day of School
- Filter on the appropriate grade level.
Click on Run
Turn Filter ON by clicking in on Filter button.
Filter the results to your needs by using the Grade column. (12 Grade or 6 Grade)
Export the results by clicking the Excel button next to Export
The file will download to the Downloads folder on your computer.
You do not need to open the file in Excel. Just leave the .CSV file in the Downloads folder.
Login to School Messenger
- Subject & Recipients
Give your Broadcast a Subject title
Type General – for this call-out
Recipients – Add Message Recipients and Upload List
Navigate to your Downloads folder
Open your Download folder and select the file you downloaded from Focus
Click Open then Click Next
You should now see your uploaded list
Change the name of the 3rd column to "Grade Level"
Change the name of the 4th column to "Phone 1 (Primary)
Click on the Refresh Mapping button
Click on Add Selected Recipients at the bottom of the screen
Pause a minute here to allow School Messenger to upload the recipients.
Once back on the New Broadcast screen, be sure you have a Count
(If you don’t see a number Count, you may need to do the above steps again)
Click Continue at the bottom right hand corner
2) Message Content
Phone and use Call Me to Record or Text-to-Speech
Record or Text to Speech your message and Save
Continue button again
3) Review & Send
Send Now or Schedule to Send Later
If any problems, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 850.462.9493