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There’s An App for That -- District ‘App’ Coming Soon

More and more, we all connect to the world through our mobile devices.  Movie times, directions, the nearest gas station; it is all available through our phones.  Knowing that, Manchester Public Schools is getting ready to launch an app that will allow parents to check their child’s grades, receive school-closing alerts, pay lunch bills, and lots more … all from their phone or mobile device.

“We know that parents want access to their child’s school and school information when they need it without having to hunt it down,” said Scott Ratchford, director of the district’s Family and Community Partnership office -- which has been working on the project.

The Manchester app is expected to be ready this winter. Parents, students and others in the community will be able to get text and email alerts, access to newsletters, the district website, and school-based social media accounts, all through the app.

“Healthy school-home partnerships start with communication,” Ratchford said. “Our mobile app will support messaging and sharing information in multiple languages all delivered to people’s phones or tablets, which most of us have available at all times of day and night.  We want to make it easier for everyone to get what they need to work together on behalf of our students.”

Other features of the app include the ability for parents/guardians to receive alerts when their child’s grades drop or have an issue with attendance. School calendars can synch up with personal calendars.  It can also be used to send in questions to school personnel. Keep your eye out for download information.

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