MCC launches mobile app.

August 15, 2019

MCC launches mobile app.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools has launched a mobile app that Superintendent Jeff Mount is hoping to become the district’s primary form of online communication to students, parents, and the community.

“We are very excited about the app,” Mount said. “In this day and age there are so many different ways to communicate online and it often gets confusing for people to know which platform to go to. We now are going to be streamlining our communications on this app.”

Mount said the district will still communicate through social media and on its website as well, but all that information will also be placed on the app.

One of the app’s primary purposes is to send out push notifications (alerts) to mobile devices. Those alerts may be for the entire district, such as a snow day, or can be building specific. App users will be able to choose which alert service they would like.

“For instance, if your child is in Scottville Elementary, you can specifically sign up for alerts from the lower elementary and not the other buildings,” Mound said. However, users can sign up for alerts from any or all the buildings.

“I would highly encourage students, parents and community members to always sign up for the district-wide alerts,” Mount said.

The app also will allow users to browse live feeds, news about the district, calendar of events, athletic news, staff information, and important documents.

“We are still adding items to the app and want to officially launch it the end of this month, before school starts,” Mount said, adding that it can be downloaded now for either Apple or Android devices.

Mount said he plans to attend each building’s back to school event and introduce the app to parents. He said the district also will welcome constructive feedback about the app.

“Our goal is to make this the primary form of communication with the district and the community,” Mount said. “We are going to continue to send out alerts through the Power Announcements system for this school year — such as snow day notices — but we plan on phasing that out. By next school year, this will be the way parents get that information.”

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