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App Basics

Right at your fingertips!

Your district or school's app may look a bit different, but the basics are the same for everyone. Check out some of the most popular icons and features that schools usually include.


App Features

App Feature Description
Stream The Stream brings all the newest information from the app to one single place. You can view upcoming calendar events, recent notifications, recent news topics and posts/tweets, and images.
Calendar The Calendar let's you know all about the upcoming events happening at your school or district. Plan your schedule with confidence.
Notifications The Notifications keeps you in-the-know with everything that is happening at your school and district. Select the information you want to know such as grades and attendance.
Tip Line Use the Tip Line to submit information concerning bullying, or to offer a suggestion to your school.
News The News contains all the different news feeds available at your school. Select the stories you want to view.
Directory The Directory displays the staff members and different organizations (schools within your district).
Sports The Sports allows you to stay on top of your favorite school sport teams. Check out scores, websites, and news. You can choose the teams to follow.
Photos View the school's stored images in the Photos area. Select the feeds for the pictures you want to view.
Student Info The Student Info button is where you go to log into the app. After you log in, the icon is updated to your information and the information of your children. Access each child to view their attendance, grades, and any balances. Select your icon to update your contact information.
School Finder The School Finder button allows you to see what school boundaries you reside in.
Superintendent View the Superintendent biography and any news feeds concerning your district superintendent.
Lunch Menu View the upcoming Lunch Menu to plan for your children's break.
Facebook Check out your district or school's Facebook feeds. You can choose what Facebook page to look at, which is great if you want to focus on one school in the district. Only one Facebook feed can be viewed at a time.
Twitter Check out your district or school's Twitter feeds. You can choose what Twitter account to look at, allowing to focus on a specific school. Only one Twitter feed can be viewed at a time.
YouTube Check out your district or school's YouTube feed.
Resources The Resources button is a place where school and district administrators can store web links and PDF files. You can view the resources available.
Settings Use Settings to control certain functions of the app. Select your preferred language, configure the alerts you want, and select the organizations (schools) to follow.
School Flyers Check out any school flyers your district added for upcoming events. This feature is an extra, third-party app.
Payment Options Your district may provide you with options to reimburse cafeteria or library funds. This feature is an extra, third-party app.
Surveys Your district or school may post different surveys for you to complete.
Bus Routes Your district or school may post bus routes including changes to existing routes.