Updated 2019 Waste/Recycling Collection Schedule

For the updated schedule,

click here.

In this day and age, it's not unusual to receive a scam by text message to our phones. PSSD apologyShortly after the first message was sent out by the Prairie South School Division, they posted an apology to their Facebook page to let parents know it was them.

Last week some residents received a message that seemed a little off, so at first some deleted it or assumed it was sent by a culprit. However, it was the Prairie South School Division sending out their first text with a new program, which is why the message was a little jumbled. 

"We're just in the process of rolling out a new callout system called School Messenger. We've had a callout system for ages, but we've been feeling as though it's not working as effectively as we wanted it to. So we moved over to School Messenger and they seem to have more of a refined platform," explained Tony Baldwin, Director of Education with the school division. 

"I think that's just a factor of making a change like that is when people get a strange text, their first inclination is to think 'oh, this might be something that I might not want to do anything with,' and I think it's way better that people think that way, than if they were too trusting."

Not only does this new program allow school administration to contact students' parents at one single school, but they can also send a message to all parents in the divisions in the case of an emergency.

"There's also a safety piece. From time to time we have division-wide messages if there's a significant weather event or if we have an Amber Alert in the school division or something like that. There's the need for us to communicate with parents, so School Messenger allows us to do that as well."

Baldwin wants to reassure parents that it was the school board that sent out the message, as many people believed it was a scam sent to their phones.


More Local News

Moose Jaw Co-op Buys Prairie Plains Agro

Moose Jaw co-op is buying Prairie Plains Agro, a crop input and protection business based in Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw co-op general manager Geoff Anderson said this gives the co-op an opportunity to…

Water Main Repairs Still Ongoing

The City of Moose Jaw is informing residents that while fixing a number of water main repairs, another break occurred on the 700th block of 5th avenue North West. Due to the break, 5 homes will be…

The Importance of Volunteer Firefighters In Small Town Sask

Volunteer Firefighters are an essential part of smalltown communities throughout the province. Without them, many fire departments would not exist. Fire Chief for the Assiniboia Fire Rescue, Chuck…

Premier Moe Taking Part in Washington D.C. Meetings

Premier Scott Moe is in Washington, D.C. attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association along with a delegation of the Council of the Federation led by New Brunswick Premier…

Grey Cup Announcement Great News for City, Province

Moose Jaw, Regina, and all of Saskatchewan are still feeling the excitement after it was announced Thursday that the 2020 Grey Cup game will be held in the Queen City. Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce…

Lukiwski Accuses Trudeau of Cover-Up in SNC-Lavalin Decision

Moose Jaw-Lake-Centre-Lanigan Member of Parliament Tom Lukiwski is sounding the alarm bell about what he sees as a cover up of the SNC-Lavalin. Calling it the SNC-Lavalin Affair, Lukiwski said Justin…

Standard, Blended First Aid Course Offered

The city is offering a standard, blended first aid course that will go all day Wednesday at the Kinsmen Sportsplex A standard, blended first aid course is recommended for any adult or young adult,…

City Deals With 11 Water Main Breaks in 7 Days

City crews and contractors were playing a very painful game of whack-a-mole with our water mains over the past week. According to local officials, there were 11 breaks since the start of the family…

Buzz For Saskatchewan Air Show Getting Louder

The Saskatchewan Air Show is coming, and some of the acts coming to 15 Wing Moose Jaw are trickling out. Capt. Blake McNaughton, the Snowbirds' standards officer and the air operations manager for…

Antique Pump Stolen, RCMP Asking For Help

The Moose Jaw RCMP is asking for the public's assistance after a recent theft. According to officers, on Sunday afternoon a suspect entered a property in the community of Pasqua and stole an antique…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide