Email & Text Communications from West Ada

  • Email, Text, and Voice Messages Icon The West Ada School District regularly utilizes the Blackboard Notification system to send information to parents/guardians via text, phone call, and/or e-mail.
    These communications include notification regarding lockdown drills, late buses, school closures, lunch account balances, registration information, as well as other important topics.

    To receive these communications, you must complete/update the Parent and Student contact information section of Schoolforms in PowerSchool. 
    If you do not have a PowerSchool account, please check out the resources at https://www.westada.org/powerschoolinfo for additional help.

    If your contact information is correct in StudentForms in PowerSchool and you feel that you are not receiving regular communications, you may have inadvertently opted-out of Blackboard communications.

    We would highly encourage every parent to opt back into receiving e-mail, phone calls and texts from West Ada.

    To "Opt-Back_In" to text, phone calls, and emails please follow these directions:

    Opt Back In - to Texts:

    • From the cell phone, you wish to opt back in, send a text to the number 23177
    • The body of the text should state:  Subscribe Westada 
      (Westada needs to be all one word)

    Opt Back In - to Phone Calls:

    • Call the Blackboard Call Management hotline at 855-502-7867 from the phone you want to have Opted Back In.
    • The automated prompts will guide you through the Opt Back In process.


    Opt Back In - to Emails:


    If you are already receiving these communications there is no need to opt back in.

    Check your spam or junk mail folders to ensure that you are able to receive emails from our domain - @westada.org or from @blackboard.com.