Huntley 158 uses the SwiftReach SwiftK12 mass notification system to communicate with families via phone, text, and email. Swiftreach is used to communicate emergency situations, school closures, absence notifications, and general/routine communications from the District and its schools. SwiftK12 is integrated within PowerSchool and families can manage their contact information and communication preferences through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Note: If you need help logging into PowerSchool, please email [email protected].
D158 Phone Numbers and Email Addresses
Depending on where they originate within the District, you may receive messages from several different email addresses and phone numbers. Please add the phone numbers and email addresses for both the District and your child(ren)’s school to your contact directories to ensure you receive and recognize calls and emails from the District. Note: Individual email providers maintain their own security and filtering protocols beyond the control of the District. To ensure delivery of email messages, please add the email addresses for the District and each of your child(ren)’s schools to your email provider’s “whitelist” or “safe sender” list.
|Name of School
|Chesak Elementary and ECC
|Heineman Middle School
|Huntley High School
|Marlowe Middle School
Viewing/Updating Contact Information
To view your contact information after logging into PowerSchool, click the Swiftreach SwiftK12 button at top, then click on Contact Information. You may add up to three cell phones, one home phone, and three email addresses to receive alerts. You may also add a student cell phone number. Note: This option is recommended primarily for high school students who are off campus during the school day. Simply add or edit your contact information, then click Save Changes.
Managing Your Messaging Preferences
You can choose your communication preferences based on message category by clicking Alert Preferences within Swiftreach. You may set contact preferences for the General Information and School Closure message categories only. Place a checkmark next to the contact fields you wish to receive messages to for each category. After you have made your selections, click Save Changes. Note: You may NOT set preferences for the Emergency category. In the event of a true emergency, messages sent in this category will automatically deliver to all contact fields.
Please see the document below for full instructions on managing your contact information and messaging preferences.
Additional Important Information
Emails sent by the District and its schools include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom. If you complete the unsubscribe process using this link, you will no longer receive any messages from the District of D158 schools. For this reason, we encourage you to use the messaging preferences in Swiftreach rather than opting out of all email communication. If you accidentally unsubscribe and wish to receive emails from the District and schools, please contact Denise Barr, director of communications and public engagement, at [email protected].