Edmond Public Schools has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community. The free app is available for download in the Apple and Android app stores by searching for Edmond Public Schools.
Developed in partnership with Intrado Corporation, the provider of SchoolMessenger Solutions for education, the free app will provide families with 24/7/365 access to news, notifications, calendars, events, lunch menus, and more.
The app also features push notifications so that users may be notified about important events, announcements, and news in real-time. One highlight is that users have the ability to choose which of the district’s 27 schools they would like to follow, making their app experience personal and school-specific.
“When our former notification service, SchoolWay, abruptly ceased operations last summer, it made sense to partner with our current provider of parent emails and phone calls to develop an app for the district. Now, staff members are able to send communication from one dashboard,” said Susan Parks-Schlepp, district public information officer. “We are excited about how our new app will help us communicate more effectively, and hope it leads to a stronger, more connected school community.”
The school’s new app is built on a communication platform that permits the district to manage, update and share content easily. Key features include:
- Push messaging from both the district and school sites
- Google Calendars
- Online grade book and attendance
- Lunch Menus
- Athletic Information
- Language Translations
Highly secure and flexible, district staff can update the app with additional content sources at any time.