Francis Howell School District uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents on matters such as attendance, weather related closures, and school or district-wide emergencies. In order to enhance our ability to accurately deliver that information we request that you create your own contact preference profile using SchoolMessenger's Info Center.

Parents of new students will not be able to create SchoolMessenger accounts until the first day of school, when all new student data becomes live.

The Info Center allows you to control ways in which you prefer to be contacted. It also works like a mailbox, giving you a place to review messages you may have missed. In order to utilize this feature, simply follow the steps to create an account through the secure Info Center website by clicking on the SchoolMessenger Instructions.

Important SchoolMessenger Update

Due to recent changes in federal rules regarding school communications, the Francis Howell School District needs to get your permission to continue to send you non-emergency messages, such as attendance calls and school cancellations. Watch the brief video below for more details.

Visit to create an account or sign-in to an existing account to update your preferences. You must use the email address that you have on file with the school. If you don't have an email address on file with the school, please contact your child's school to add it.

If you do not update your contact preferences and give us permission, we will no longer be able to send you non-emergency messages, e.g. attendance calls, school cancellations, parent-teacher conference reminders.