WHY THIS MATTERS: “The School Connect mobile app empowers anyone in the community to stay connected with the information they want and need right on their mobile devices,” said Don Sergent, WCPS Communications Director.
WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- Warren County Public Schools today announced the release of a new, district-wide mobile communications application from School Connect, a leading developer of mobile applications for K-12 school systems and institutions. Brought to the district by Jostens, the free mobile app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices and keeps the entire school community connected to the district’s information they need in one convenient location on users’ mobile devices.
The mobile app from School Connect enables smartphone and tablet users to keep track of important district and school information and receive notices from faculty and staff, all in real-time via push and email messaging. The mobile app enhances community engagement by providing users with access to information such as school activities, grade books, notes from teachers, athletic schedules and scores, lunch menus, and school calendars when and where they choose to view.
“The School Connect mobile app empowers anyone in the community to stay connected with the information they want and need right on their mobile devices,” said Don Sergent, WCPS Communications Director. “The release of this app for the district is an example of our commitment to provide our community members all of the district’s information conveniently and easily, while making it more accessible than ever. We are excited about how our school’s app will lead to a stronger, more connected school community.”
The School Connect mobile app is a secure and flexible communication platform that allows the district and individual schools to easily manage, control and deliver content that enhances school-to-community communications. Features for the new WCPS mobile app include:
● Push messaging from both the district and school site levels
● GPS mapping and navigation
● School calendars
● Online grade book access
● Tap screens for email and phone for district staff and board of education members
● Multiple language options, including Spanish
● Lunch menus, athletic information, and much more
The communication service was brought to WCPS at no cost through a partnership between School Connect and Jostens, a leading provider of products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievement.
“School Connect is excited to be working with Warren County Public Schools to help reach the district’s goals for effective and accessible communications throughout the entire school community,” said Dr. Nick Migliorino, founder and president, School Connect, and former educator. “People are busier than ever and rely on their mobile devices to be connected to what matters most. School Connect allows schools and community members to stay connected through a free and robust mobile platform that will continue to evolve based on their needs.”
The WCPS School Connect app is now available to download and use for free for Apple and Android users.