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Norris School District launches new mobile app

Norris School District launches new mobile app

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Norris School District announced the official launch of their new mobile app designed to improve communication to parents, students, staff and community members. The app will allow access to information and resources quickly on their mobile devices. The district will be able to send push notifications to subscribers in addition to their current SMS text messaging and email alerts.

The Norris district utilizes a variety of methods to keep parents, students, staff and community members informed.  This new mobile app helps users select their building and activities to provide custom calendars, alerts and news specific for their needs.  As Noel Erskine, Director of Technology, stated  “We have a lot of information on our website that is pertinent but it can be difficult wading through all of it to find what is specific for your needs.  This new mobile app will make it easier for the patrons as well as provide one more avenue for the district to keep our parents informed.”

“We believe the more our parents and patrons know about our district, the more they will appreciate the value and focus we have on preparing our students for the future,” says Dr. Skretta, Norris Superintendent.

When you first load the app you are asked to complete a setup process. This will tailor the lunch menus, news, and other content based on your selections.  You can always go back into settings and change your selections as your students move from one school to another or if you decide to follow different co-curricular activity or athletic team.  The initial feedback on the app has been very positive from our test groups. The app is just one part of our total district communications plan.  

Norris will continue to place information on our website, social media, and through their custom school messages sent via email and text messaging. This new app brings information into one easy to use customizable application on your mobile device  The PowerSchool app will continue to provide parents with an up to date report on their students daily academic progress.  The Norris website will continue to scale to mobile browsers and technology for those that do not utilize the new mobile app.  The long term goal of the new mobile app is to provide families and patrons with a quick and simple way to access the information they need to support student learning.

To find out more about the app and install it on your mobile device visit this site: http://norris160.org/app