School News Notifier (SNN) is a web-based, opt-in news and information service through which parents and residents can sign up to receive e-mails and text messages with the latest updates from their district.
Developed by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service specifically for school districts, SNN gives administrators and staff the power to send updates, reminders and information with a few clicks of a button, without any special software. Subscribers to SNN can choose to receive any or all of the updates their district offers. They retain complete control of their personal information and can unsubscribe at any time.
Because of its “opt-in” design, SNN is not intended to serve as or replace a district’s emergency mass communication system. But it complements such systems and is an effective, powerful addition to any communications arsenal.