Receiving District Notifications

Have you been receiving the messages sent out be USD 475?

If not, here is how you can update your Skyward account to ensure you receive the next text message from the district.

1.) First, log into Skyward Family Access.
2.) Next, click the “My Account” link in the top right corner. This will bring you to a screen that has your personal information.
3.) Choose “Cell” from one of the drop-down menus to your left near the Phone Number and type in a cell number you wish to receive the text messages next to it.
4.) Then click Save.

It will take approximately twenty-four to forty-eight hours for the system to update, but you will have updated your account to include text messaging. Below you can see the image of what the screen will look like to change your phone number. If at any time you have questions, please contact the Marketing and Media Relations Department at (785) 717-4067.

This is also a great opportunity make sure other contact information is up-to-date as well as make sure email junk mail folders are not collecting email from district accounts.

Notifications can also be obtained from some district websites like connectED or eFlyers by signing up for an RSS feed.

To sign up for an RSS feed, copy and then paste the RSS URL obtained from the specific website into your third-party RSS feed reader. This will give up-to-date notifications of every new item published to the respective website.

There are many options for feed readers, some are even integrated into web browsers (look for the RSS feed logo). Feed readers are also often found as mobile apps on popular mobile devices. These apps can be found in the respective mobile app store. A free and simple feed reader is “Feedreader” or “Microsoft Outlook.”

District news and information can also be found on the district website ( as well as the district mobile app which can be downloaded for free on iOS or Android.


Social Media is also a great place to get information and interact with USD 475.

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