March 7, 2018

Dear SEM Family,

We are looking to improve our ability to provide quick and efficient communications.  With the growth and speed of electronic communications, many have expressed this as a desirable method for receiving information.  Our goal is to expand our communication channels to best meet the needs of our students, families and school.

After speaking with SEM students, Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) Committee, and SEM faculty/staff, I plan to deploy ‘group’ texts by using an app called Remind, as a fast and reliable way for you to receive up-to-date information.  My hope is to communicate events quickly - such as school events, volunteer opportunities, inclement weather, notices, emergencies, etc.

Please use your student’s graduation year to sign up:

  • SEM 2018 (current 12th grade) text this message             @c9b3296      to this number 81010
  • SEM 2019 (current 11th grade) text this message             @e4aec           to this number 81010
  • SEM 2020 (current 10th grade) text this message             @sem202        to this number 81010
  • SEM 2021 (current 9th grade) text this message               @addkhg       to this number 81010

We hope that you will join us in our efforts.

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Best Regards,

Andrew Palacios, Principal
Science and Engineering Magnet