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Mason ISD Goes Mobile with School Connect Communications App
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 11, 2013

Mason ISD announced the release of a new, district wide mobile communications application from School Connect, a leading developer of mobile applications for K-12 school systems and institutions. Brought to the MISD by Jostens, the free mobile app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices and keeps the entire school community connected to the district’s information they need in one convenient location on users’ mobile devices.

Understanding the busy schedules of parents, students, and patrons the MISD’s official mobile app from School Connect enables smartphone and tablet users to keep track of important school information and receive notices from the district, faculty, and staff, all in real-time via push and email messaging. The mobile app enhances engagement by providing users with access to information like school activities, grade books, notes from teachers, athletic schedules and scores, lunch menus, and school calendars when and where they choose.

Mason ISD’s official mobile app empowers anyone in the community to stay connected with the information they want and need right on their mobile devices,” said Mrs. Kruse. “The release of this app for the district is an example of our commitment to provide our community members all of the district’s information conveniently and easily, while making it more accessible than ever. We are excited about how our school’s app will lead to a stronger, more connected school community.”

The School Connect mobile app is a secure and flexible communication platform that allows the district to easily manage, control and deliver content that enhances the school-to-community communications process. Features for MISD’s official mobile app include:

Push and email messaging from both district and school site levels

GPS mapping and navigation

School calendars

Online grade book access

Tap screens for email and phone for district staff members

Lunch menus, athletic information, and much more

The communication service was brought to the MISD at no cost through a partnership between School Connect and Jostens, a leading provider of products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievement. School Connect and Jostens understand the importance of keeping the school community connected and are providing app development and hosting services to the school district for free with no download charges for mobile users. The MISD app is financially supported by school-friendly and approved sponsors.

For instructions on setting up the app please visit the MISD website at masonisd.net and check out the Site Shortcuts on the opening page.

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