Communications

Communication is key to keeping parents informed, involved, and excited about their student's school life.  The following are sources of communication available to parents.

Communication

Panther Packs

Panther Pack folders are sent home on Fridays throughout the school year with students in grades PreK-6.  Parents are encouraged to go through the contents with their child, seeing their school work, important notes, or fliers.  The student needs to return the folder to their classroom on Monday.  Payments and signed forms can be returned in the folder as well.

Text Message Notifications

Utilize the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone.  It's FREE! Receive important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, and more

How do I sign up?

1. Make certain the school has your cell phone number in our JMC Parent Contact System.  Student cell numbers may also be added on the parent's page so they can receive messages.
2. Simply text our school code number 67587 with a message of "Y" or "Yes" to participate.
To OPT out:
1. If you wish to opt out of receiving messages once signed up, text STOP to 67587 to quit.

St. Mary's School Mobile App

Download our St. Mary’s School mobile app.  Stay connected & enjoy the informative links in a way that is convenient for your daily life.  Click here to get started today! 

St. Mary's Parish Mobile App

Text App to 88202 to download our St. Mary's Parish app.  Stay connected & stay informed on special masses, event changes, prayer needs, parish updates, and much more. Stay in sync with times, dates, and locations of featured events.  Download it for free!

Parent Grade/Lunch Access

From one link on our school website, parents can view their student's grades (Progress Reports), track lunch account balances, update parent contact information, and more.  This is done through our JMC Student Record Management system.  We encourage parents to be informed and check this link often throughout the school year!  Note for log in information:  Username = last name, and your password needs to be first set up with the office staff.  The link can be found under the homepage Quicklinks titled JMC Access or under the Parents webpage titled Parent Grade/Lunch Access.  

Iowa School Alerts

During winter parents have the option to receive announcements from Iowa School Alerts, the online school event notification system for the State of Iowa.  You may sign up here at:  Iowa School Alerts.

School Spotlight

Have you heard?  Tune in to 101.7 FM KAYL Radio to hear the live interview about the good news of what's happening at St. Mary's School.  The broadcast is aired every other Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. throughout the school year. Watch our school calendar to see when the next broadcast is.

Social Media

The school now has its own Twitter account! Follow us on Twitter at @StMarysSL for news! We’ll also retweet some of our staff news! We are also on Facebook at Storm Lake St. Mary’s School and Instagram at stormlakestmarys.  Follow us on your favorite social media platform to stay connected.


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