Dripping Springs ISD offers parents options for emergency and time-sensitive notifications through Blackboard Communications via e-mail, phone calls, or texts. In addition, parents may set notifications for multiple phone numbers: home, cell and/or work. Selecting notification preferences is one step in the annual enrollment verfication process that is completed online for all students. Initially, all contact numbers listed in the student's Skyward Family Access account are used as a default, until the parent goes into the Blackboard account to select preferences. Attendance notifications can be set separately from emergency notifications.
Notification preferences can be changed at any time by logging into individual Blackboard accounts. Parents' log-in should be the same as it is in Family Access; passwords were assigned at the beginning of the year and can be reset at any time. (Those who forgot their password may request that an email providing a reset option.)
Parents can also subscribe to receive alerts that are sent regarding webpage updates. This can be done by logging into the Blackboard account, then clicking on "MY OPTIONS," then "SUBSCRIPTIONS." Parents may either select "Site," then chose appropriate campus, or click on "Other Areas" and choose a specific webpage. See complete instructions below.