10 Texting Templates for K12 Education: Students
Have you ever struggled to keep your students off of their cell phones during class? Students are engaging via text more now than ever before. They are receiving and relying on cell phones at a younger age. This behavior has made focus and attention more difficult in the classrooms because they want to grab their phones and not miss out on anything, but you can use technology and texting to your advantage by reaching students where they are already at: on
their phones. Use these 10 texts to start texting with your students today!
Hey Dani! This is Mrs. Henderson, the music teacher. Just a reminder we are having a
chorus party on 10/15 at 4pm. Will we see you there? Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Matt, This is Coach Glenn from the baseball team. Tryouts are all next week from 3-5pm. Will you be trying out this year? Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Hi Heather! Our back to school bash is this Friday from 6-8pm. Will you be attending?
Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Sam: research papers are due in two weeks! I wanted to check in and see how you are doing? Please respond: 1- I’m doing great and have most of it done 2- I’m still working on it but think I’ll be okay 3- I’m having a really hard time, please help.
Hi Bailey! School is closed today because of the weather. Please reply “SNOW” to confirm. Have a good day!
Ryder: Since our class won the fall attendance competition we are having a party!
Please respond with your choice of party: 1- Pizza 2-Ice cream 3-Tacos
Hi Darcey – our first student council meeting is next week. Will I see you there? Please
reply “YES” or “NO” Thanks! – Miss K.
Sean: Our final test is on 12/15. Do you feel ready for it?! Please respond with a number: 1- I think I’ll ace it. 2- Feeling a little nervous but I think I’ll do okay. 3-I’m pretty worried, can you help please?
Sarah: Prom is just a month away. Have you purchased your tix already? Please reply
“YES” or “NO”
Issac: This is a pulse check on our History material so far. Please respond with a
number that tells your comfort level of understanding the subject matter. 1- Totally
understand 2 – A little confused 3 – Totally lost
Text Message Templates for K12 Parents
During the pandemic, parents found it difficult to keep up with distance and hybrid learning while also managing their jobs and other duties. Communication is essential to know how to engage with teachers and know what assignments or schedules look like. Texting can give information to parents about closures, recruit volunteers, and check on student progress. Here are 10 texts to start using today with parents!
Mrs. Driver: This is Miss Campbell. We are having our parent-teacher conferences on 10/12 from 6-8pm. Will you be able to attend? Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Mr. Franklin: We are looking for parent volunteers at the baseball games this year. Can you help out? Please reply: 1 – Yes 2 – maybe some of the time 3 – Not available at this time
Mrs. Anderson: We are taking a field trip to the science center. Can Matt attend?
Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Mr. Carter: I wanted to check in on how you think Micah is adjusting to the new school year. Please reply 1 – Great 2 – Okay 3 – Not that well -Mr. Smith
Mrs. Tenley: Thanks for signing up to volunteer at the school dance. Please
respond with your choice of assignment: 1 – Refreshments 2 – Registration 3 – Dance monitoring
Mr. Elan: How is the new online learning platform working for your family? Please respond: 1 – Very easy to use 2 – Could be better 3 – This is very difficult
Mrs. Thomas: Ridgewood elementary school will be closed due to the inclement weather. Please respond “SNOW” to confirm receipt of this message.
Mr. Thompson: Travis has missed class three days this week. I wanted to check in on how he is feeling? Please reply: 1 – better and will be back tomorrow 2 – a little better but will miss tomorrow 3 – still waiting to recover and will miss the rest of the week
Mrs. Loughlin: I’m Miss Hannah and will be Emily’s third grade teacher this year.
I hope you had a fun summer and look forward to having Emily in class. Please respond how Emily is feeling about returning to school: 1 – Excited 2 – A little nervous 3 – Not happy
Mr. Albert: Grade reports are out for the semester. Have you seen them? Please reply “YES” or “NO”
10 Texting Templates for K12 Education: Staff
K12 staff experienced increased stress during the pandemic. Not knowing when or how learning would take place, trying to engage with parents, and helping their students succeed took its toll. Looking out for the wellbeing of your staff is important so that they are in a good place to teach their students. Texting can help check in on your staff, relay important information, and gather feedback for improvement. Here are some examples to start using with your staff ASAP!
Wendy: Friday is the last day to complete the annual school satisfaction survey.
Have you responded already? Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Shawn: Classes are cancelled tomorrow due to inclement weather. Please respond with “SNOW” to confirm. Thanks – Principal Morris
Lauren: I wanted to check in and see how you are doing at the start of this school year? Please reply 1 – My students are great and I feel excellent 2 – I’m a little worried about some of my students 3 – My students and I are both experiencing stress
Liam: How has the new online learning portal worked for you to teach students?
Please reply: 1 – it’s very easy to use 2 – it has some nuances 3 – it’s the worst
Danielle: Thank you for volunteering to be an adviser for one of our clubs! Please reply with your top choice: 1 – Yearbook 2 – Debate 3 – Student Council 3 – Drama
Ed: We are looking for some teacher chaperones for our trip to Washington DC.
Are you interested in helping? Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Marissa: We are going to offer quarterly professional development topics. Please
respond which topic you are most interested in: 1 – Teaching techniques 2 – Handling conflict 3 – Experiential learning 4 – Social media
Steve: We are launching a teacher’s book club over the summer. Are you interested in being a part of it? Please reply “YES” or “NO”
Natalie: I hope you have a relaxing holiday. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. See you in the new year! Principal Morris
Sam: We will be having our teacher potluck on Friday, 12/4. Will you be bringing a 1 – Main dish 2 – Side dish 3 – Dessert Thanks!