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DD2: Parents can get child's grades sent straight to their phones

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- The next time there's a snow day or any other kind of emergency that could affect your school life, you could get an alert sent straight to your smartphone.

Dorchester School District Two teamed up with ParentLink to develop the app that they hope will provide a direct link from the district to staff, parents and students.

"Our choice to go mobile goes directly back to our District mission to improve student performance," said Superintendent Joseph Pye. "Enabling our parents to connect with the district in real-time, at their own convenience encourages and enables parent engagement and involvement. We know this resource will help in terms of transparency and parent interaction."

Using the app, parents will be able to enter a password to view lunch accounts, attendance records and keep up with their child's progress. Grades will also be available for grades 6 through 12 and parents can be alerted if their child's grades drop below a specified level.

Other app features include:

  • District and school news, allowing the user to select which schools and district news feeds they want to subscribe to
  • Push notifications for the District/School to send out instant alerts to the user's mobile device
  • Sports scores, schedules, and links to sports sites
  • Calendar information for schools and district events, including the ability to add events from school calendars to the user's online calendar
  • Schools' website
  • A tip line tool for users to provide the District with suggestions, security issues and other important information
  • Links to the District's Facebook & Twitter
  • Superintendent updates with the latest communications from your District leaders

"We know all parties, students, parents, community and staff, will find great value in this app," said ParentLink President John Graff. "We are excited to provide the Dorchester School District Two community with a mobile resource to make collaborating with their local school, an enjoyable and easy part of their busy schedules."

The free app is available on both Apple and Android devices. You can find it by scanning the QR code to the left or by clicking here (Android) or here (Apple).

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