• Blackboard Mass Notification System

    Brighton Central School District uses Blackboard Mass Notifications as its mass notification system for emails (eNews), text messages, and automated phone calls to parents. It allows us to effectively communicate with families on a large scale. Blackboard Mass Notifications also gives registered users the flexibility to choose which channels to receive notifications through.

    Parents do not need to sign up for email (eNews), SMS text, and phone notifications; Blackboard Mass Notifications pulls contact information from the District’s student management system, Parent Portal.

    In order to make sure you receive emergency notifications, including weather-related school closings, always notify your child’s school if a contact phone number or email changes.

    Parent accounts are created automatically using your Parent Portal email address as the login. Staff accounts are created automatically using firstname_lastname as the login.

    Non-parent residents can sign up to receive eNews by creating a community member account at https://brightoncsd.parentlink.net/main/login/new-account-sign-up. 

    Logging in to Blackboard Mass Notifications

    Blackboard Mass Notifications users can manage their contact preferences and listen to messages by logging into their accounts. To login, enter http://brightoncsd.parentlink.net into a web browser. Type your login ID and password into the fields.

    Parents and staff should NOT click Sign Up to create accounts in Blackboard Mass Notifications; rather, parents must use their  Parent Portal login email as the login and staff must use firstname_lastname.

    If it’s your first time logging in, click “Forgot Password.” On that screen, parents can enter their Parent Portal login email and staff can enter their firstname_lastname. Click Send Email. Verify that the email listed is yours and click the OK button. Check your email for a message from Blackboard containing your new password. Return to http://brightoncsd.parentlink.net and login using the new password. Set a new password in the pop-up window and click the Save button.

    For assistance, contact Dan Goldman at daniel_goldman@bcsd.org.

    Setting Delivery Preferences

    The Blackboard Mass Notifications website allows you to configure your own delivery preferences so that we can communicate with you in the form that best fits your needs. Delivery preferences can be set for messages regarding attendance, emergencies, and other informational messages. Click the Account button in the top right to access these settings. 

    Please note that although Blackboard Mass Notifications pulls contact information from Parent Portal, it does NOT send information back to Parent Portal. This means changes made in Blackboard will not affect the primary contact information your child's school has on file. To change that information, you will need to contact your child's school office.