Dollarway School District announces mobile app

Dollarway School District 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 district’s official mobile app from School Connect enables smartphone and tablet users to keep track of important district information and receive notices from the district, schools, faculty, and staff, all in real-time via push and email messaging. The mobile app enhances parent and community engagement by providing users with access to information like school activities, grade books, notes from teachers, athletic schedules and scores, lunch menus, and school calendars when and where they choose to view.

“Dollarway’s official mobile app empowers anyone in the community to stay connected with the information they want and need right on their mobile devices,” Tameka White, the district’s public relations coordinator, said in an email. “The release of this app for Dollarway 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 to easily manage, control and deliver content that enhances the school-to-community communications process. Features for Dollarway’s official mobile app include:

● Push and email messaging from both the district and school site levels

● GPS mapping and navigation

● Tap screens for email and phone for district staff

● Multiple language options, including Spanish

With more features such as lunch menus, athletic information, school calendars, online grade book access to come this school year.

The communication service was brought to the Dollarway School District at no cost through a partnership between School Connect and Jostens.

“School Connect is excited to be working with district to help reach Dollarway’s goals for effective and accessible communications throughout the entire school community,” Nick Migliorino, founder and president of School Connect and a former educator, said in the news release. “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 Dollarway School District School Connect app is now available to download and use for free for Apple and Android users.