Blackboard is a communication technology that allows the district to send messages to families via e-mail, telephone and even text messaging. Individual schools are able to communicate with all of their families in a quick and efficient manner. District administration also has the ability to contact all parents, students and staff when the need arises. In the past, the district's Infinite Campus program was used for communication duties. The use of Blackboard helps Thompson School District in its messaging efforts by offering a much more robust system that is also more efficient. The system is used to announce district and school closures as well as to share important information from schools and the district office.
The contact data used by Blackboard is the same information that is stored on your student's Infinite Campus account. Therefore, if you ever need to change your contact e-mail address or phone number, simply log on to your Infinite Campus account and make the changes. If you are interested in receiving text messages as part of the district's communications, please contact your school for more information. Thompson School District also has an official mobile app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app allows the user to create a custom experience that blends district and school news, district and school calendars and access to a variety of services. To download the app, please visit your smartphone's app store and search for "Thompson R2-J."