EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The East Rutherford School District launched a free mobile app to keep parents up to date on the latest news and information from the schools.
It will offer a constantly updated feed of district news and events with photos and links to the district’s (mobile responsive) website. The 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, calendar changes, or even sports update.
“We know that our students are more successful in schools when parents are engaged in their learning and school activities,” said Joseph Abate, Superintendent of Schools. “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 everyday.”
The district partnered with Schoolwires to develop the mobile communications app, available for smart phones and all mobile devices.
The app is integrated with the district website and allows principals and district staff to add and edit website content or create alerts using their smartphones.
The district website is also mobile responsive so it automatically adjusts to the size and shape of the screen it’s being viewed on.
According to the Pew Research Internet Project in 2013, 91% of Americans have mobile phones and 60% use them to access the internet and 50% download apps.
Download the app:
- visit the iTunes App Store or Google Play ;
- Search ER School district;
- Then select the app for free download.
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