Dear Resident of the Port Jefferson School District:

The Port Jefferson School District uses a communication service called SchoolMessenger, to communicate regularly via email and recorded phone messages, to residents who have children attending our school district.

We are pleased to announce that all residents of the school district will now have the same opportunity to receive school messages. The school district has contracted with West Corporation, the provider of SchoolMessenger Solutions, to implement a program called Communicate providing this same service to all district residents.

In order to accurately deliver this service to residents without children attending our school district, we need your assistance. If you would like to receive school district messages, we kindly request that you create your own contact preference profile using our school district’s subscriber website for Communicate. This will enable you to control the ways in which you prefer to be contacted. It also works like a mailbox, giving you a place to review messages that you may have missed.

In order to utilize this feature, simply follow the steps below to create an account through this secure website.

For additional information, please call Kathy Hanley at 631-791-4221.

Steps for setting up your account:

1. Enter the following URL into your web browser:

2. Click the Sign Up Now link near the bottom of the page.

3. You will be taken to the Sign Up page where you will need to confirm the encrypted image, your name, a valid email address and a password. You’ll use your email address and the password you entered to access your account. Review and accept the Terms of Service. Click Create Account when you are done. (Note: West Corporation has a strict privacy policy and does not sell or distribute your contact information to any third-party organizations.)

4. Check your email. You should receive an account activation email from with the subject “Account Activation.” Follow the directions to activate your account - activation codes are valid for 24 hours. Next, click on the link which takes you to a confirmation page. You must enter your password in order to activate your account. (Note: Do not reply to this email directly – you only need to follow the directions).

5. Once your account is activated, you’re ready to select your notification preferences.

6. Simply select the type(s) of notifications you wish to receive and the groups to which you belong.

7. When you have finished making selections, click Save.

8. Follow the instructions to add additional contact information to your account, ie. additional emails, phone numbers, etc.

Please know that you will need to reactivate your account each school year.

We hope you enjoy Communicate and take advantage of this opportunity to stay connected to our school community.