School district launches mobile communications app

Team Radio Marketing Group - October 31, 2017 2:54 pm

The latest news and information from the Ponca City Public School District is now available on smart phones and mobile devices with a new mobile communications app which launches Nov. 1.

The district is partnering with Blackboard to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is now available in the online iTunes® and Google Play® app stores for free.

Parents will receive an email on Wednesday with their individual password and instructions for accessing the app. Parents will be able to access attendance, grades and other Power School information through the app. Parents are encouraged to log on to the system and make sure all their personal information is correct. Accounts may also be personalized at that time.

“Our new mobile app will offer a constantly updated feed of district news and events with photos and links to the district’s website,” public relations coordinator Mary Ladd said. “The app can also be customized by the user by selecting the schools they are most interested in for news and updates. Users can also choose to receive push notifications, including:

  • Breaking news
  • School closures/delays
  • Calendar changes
  • Attendance, grades and homework assignments (parents only)
  • Sports updates
  • Links to school lunch information and specific items on website

“We know that our students are more successful in schools when parents are engaged in their learning and school activities,” said Shelley Arrott, Ponca City School Superintendent. “With our new mobile app, parents and community members can stay connected with our local schools and with the activities our students are engaged in every day.”

Parents and the public are encouraged to download this free mobile app to their smart phones by searching  their  app store for Ponca City Public Schools.

 

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