The latest news and information from Sycamore Community Schools is now available on smartphones and mobile devices with a new Sycamore Schools mobile app launching today. Sycamore is partnering with Blackboard to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is now available in the online iTunes® and Google Play® app stores for free.
“One of the number one things our families have asked for is a mobile app, and we have responded,” said Superintendent Frank Forsthoefel. “With our new mobile app, parents and community members can stay connected with our local schools and with the activities our students are engaged in every day.”
The Sycamore Schools mobile app will offer a constantly updated feed of district news and events with photos and links to the district’s website. Users will be able to access calendars, lunch menus, sports schedules, the staff directory, and other helpful resources at their fingertips. Parents will even be able to log-in to track their child’s grades, assignments, cafeteria balances, and bus stop information.
“The Sycamore Schools mobile app is a one stop shop for our parents, students, and staff,” said Mallory Bonbright, Chief Public Relations and Communications Officer. “Users will be able to easily access some of the most sought after information about our schools right on their smartphone.”
The Sycamore Schools app can also be customized by the user by selecting the schools they are most interested in for news and updates. Users can also choose to receive push notifications to get breaking news and updates about school closures.
Parents and the public are encouraged to download this free mobile app to their iPhone at the App Store or Android phone at Google Play. Click here for a quick tutorial of the app.