Remind

Remind is a communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your student's learning and extracurricular activities. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to receive and send messages on any device—even a simple text from your phone. 

Teachers, coaches and sponsors will use Remind to send communications to you and your students about relevant classwork, sports and club activities. To receive communications, you and your student will have to opt in and you can opt out at any time. Remind will be used for non-emergency communications; it will not replace D155’s emergency communication system.

remind website

Parent FAQs

What is remind?

Remind is a classroom communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device—even a simple text from your phone! Here is a video demo of how Remind works

Is it mandatory to use remind?

No it is not mandatory to use remind.  You can choose to opt in to use remind and choose which groups to join. 

Will this replace our emergency communications system?

Remind will be used for non-emergency communications. This will not replace our emergency communication system that is already in place.

How do I know which groups to join?

Teachers, coaches and activity sponsors will share their class codes with you. If you are looking for a code for a specific class, please connect with your child’s teacher.

How do I sign up?

You can create a Remind account by going to our homepage at www.remind.com or downloading the free iOS or Android app. Click on Sign up.

To sign up, you'll need to provide a full name, email address, and password. From there, choose your role and follow the instructions to start using Remind.

 Additionally, you can create an account by texting the Class code provided to you to the number 81010.


 

Do other people using the system see my phone number? Do you ever share my phone number?

Phone numbers stay private. Your phone number will not be shared. 

Personal cell phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal contact information stays private on Remind. All messages are sent through Remind phone numbers and email addresses, not your personal phone number or email address.

How do I know my information is safe?

Remind is built for education and is always working to make sure that they stay focused on communication safety. 

  • Contact information is completely private between students, parents, and teachers. All messages are sent through Remind numbers and emails, not your personal phone number or email address.

  • Messages on Remind can't be edited or deleted, so there’s a permanent record of every conversation. Every user can download and email their message history at any time.

  • Users who violate our Community Guidelines can be blocked and reported to Remind.

  • Two-way communication is only available for students over the age of 13, and parents need to give permission for students under 13 to use Remind.

Remind has a Trust and Safety site dedicated to their Terms and Policies. This can be found here. 

Remind is also certified by iKeepSafe, an independent organization that helps companies like Remind demonstrate compliance with federal and state-specific laws around student data privacy. More information about iKeepSafe certification can be found here. 

Your data and privacy is important to Remind. They do not rent or sell any user data. You own your data. Information on how Remind uses your data can be found here.

Can I get a history of the messages sent to me?

Teachers, students, and parents can access and download a complete message history at any time.

What language will I receive messages in?

Remind will allow you to translate messages sent to you based on the language used by the operating system on your phone or computer. Remind will send the message to you in the original language and there will be a translate option to  use Google Translation Services to translate the message to the preferred language of your phone.

Do I need to load the app?

The remind app allows you to have an organized location for all of your messages and the different groups you belong to.  You can choose to just sign up with text messaging or email or go to remind.com on your computer.

I do not have a smartphone. Can I still use remind?

Messages can be received on any device. Students and parents don’t need smartphone—most phones that receives text messages will work. Additionally, any computer or chromebook can access the website at www.remind.com to send or receive messages.  Email can also be used. 

I’ve changed my mind, how do I stop receiving messages?

To opt out of messages, follow the instructions in this article. 
Texts:
Leave all classes owned by this teacher

Text @LEAVE in that teacher's thread
Leave a teacher's specific class (but stay in this teacher's other classes)
Text @LEAVE @"class code"
Leave ALL teachers' classes on Remind
Text @STOPALL
OS app:
Leave a teacher's specific class

Once you are on the class, tap the the class name on top. In Class settings, tap the red "Leave this class" button at the bottom of that screen.
Android app:
Leave a teacher's specific class

Tap the 3 dots in upper right once you are in the class and then tap Class settings. Lastly, tap the red "Leave this class" button at the bottom of that screen.
Emails:
Opt out of all Remind emails
Click the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email. 
Web:
Leave a teacher's specific class 

Click on the name of the class you want to leave. Click the gear icon in the upper right then "Leave this class" on Class settings.

Student FAQs

Why use remind?

As a student, you will want to use remind so that your teachers, coaches and activity sponsors can tell you the latest updates of what is happening in the school.

How do I join a class?

All of your classes are setup automatically for you and connected to your district email address. You can join Remind for sports and activities by texting the @classcode to the number 81010.

I don’t want to have to check my email for Remind messages, can you text me the messages instead?

There are two ways you can connect your phone number to your District Remind account.

  1. You can text the code for your school listed below to the number 81010.  
    Cary Grove High School 
    @D155CGHS
    Crystal Lake Central High School
    @D155CLCHS
    Crystal Lake South High School
    @D155CLSHS
    Prairie Ridge High School
    @D155PRHS
    Haber Oaks Campus
    @D155HOCHS

After you text you will be asked several questions to finalize the setup of your account. These questions will ask you to provide: 

  • Your Full Name
  • Are you a Student, Parent or Teacher?
  • What is your birthdate? 
  • What is your Student ID?
     

2. You can login to your account at www.remind.com or on the Remind app and change your notification preferences. 
On the Web:

  1. Click on your name, in the upper left hand corner and choose Account settings. 
  2. Go to Notification Preferences to add or remove any contact methods. 

In the App: 

  1. Click on the hamburger menu to access account details. 
  2. In the upper left hand corner click on the gear icon to get to account and notification settings.

 

Do I have to connect my phone number?

No, connecting your phone number is not mandatory and you can remove it at anytime by going to notification settings.