Utica Schools create app for parents

By Katrina Hancock, Local 4 Sports, khancock@wdiv.com
Published On: May 09 2012 05:48:41 PM EDT
Updated On: May 09 2012 06:37:08 PM EDT

It's all about getting the word and news out more efficiently.

UTICA, Mich. -

The future of how school administrators communicate with parents is changing right here in Michigan.

Utica Community Schools, the second largest in Michigan, has developed a new app for any type of smartphone that will allow access to all information within the district.

UCS serves 30,000 students, so there is a huge need to get information out to parents quickly especially if there is a school emergency or school closing. 

The app does not replace robo calls and emails, it is put in place to give parents even more information.

This new app is ideal for a parent that works overnights, or for one that does not have access to a computer. 

With the touch of a button on your phone or tablet, a parent can access grades, the school lunch menu, sports scores, stories about students, videos from administrators, and so much more.

However, the app is still in the early stages of development and continues to be a work in progress.  Eventually, alumni will be able to click on the app and find out when the next reunion is coming up or details about alumni events. 

The best part about it, the app is free and can be downloaded right onto your phone in less than two minutes. 

For more information on how you can download the UCS Mobile app, go to this website http://m.uticak12.org

 

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