Friendship Public Charter School Launches Mobile App for Android and iPhone
Friendship PCS App makes information accessible via mobile device for students, parents, staff and community
December 13, 2013, – Friendship Public Charter School today announced the launch of its Friendship PCS App, an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff and community. Created by ParentLink, the app was developed specifically to provide direct access to the district’s most sought after information in the most convenient format — your mobile device.
Recognizing trends in social technology and the unprecedented use of smartphones and tablet devices, is now part of the mobile sphere to better engage with the majority of their stakeholders. Friendship Public Charter School is one of the first school districts in the District of Columbia to offer a mobile app for their parents and community.
“Our choice to go mobile goes directly back to our mission to improve student performance”, said Chairman and CEO, Donald Hense. “Enabling our parents and students to connect with their schools in real-time, at their own convenience magnifies engagement. We know this resource will promote transparency and parent interaction.”
The Friendship PCS App provides password-protected access for student and parents to see grades and attendance information, updating parents and students in real time on student progress. From the app, users can also set their own grade and assignment requirements, a feature which immediately alerts the parent or through a push notification if a student’s score or grade drops below that self-selected threshold.
Other app features include:
· *School news, allowing the user to select which schools and district news feeds
· *Push notifications for the schools to instantly alert the user’s mobile device
· *Sports scores, schedules, and links to sports sites
· *Calendar information for schools and district events, including the ability to add events from school calendars to the user’s device calendar
· *A tip line tool for users to provide the Friendship Community Office with suggestions, and other important information
· * School and district directories and maps
· *Contact information for teachers, administrators and other staff
· *Links to Friendship’s Facebook, Twitter & YouTube Sites
· *Updates from the Chairman with the latest communications to faculty, staff and students.
The Friendship PCS App is free for users and available for immediate download on iPhone and Android devices. To download the app, go to your app store and search “Friendship PCS”.
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