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Proctor Schools Launching New App For Students, Staff and Parents

Updated: 05/01/2014 10:29 PM
Created: 05/01/2014 5:22 PM WDIO.com

As technology gets more advanced, communities need to create new ways of communicating.

In Proctor, the school district is launching an app that will put every tool in one place.

"I call it a one-stop shop," Principal Nancy Litman said.

It's everything you need to know about the school at your fingertips. The app powered by ParentLink and will launch in the district later this month.

"They want to hear what's happening in our school from day to day, not only for their student, but overall," Asst. Principal Tim Rohweder said.

From checking grades to peeking at the district calendar, the community will be able to do anything school related on the app. It's a fairly unique idea in the Northland. The Duluth School District has a similar app called Infinite Campus Mobile Portal.

In Proctor, teachers are excited to see how the app works.

"I thought it was a really cool idea to communicate with parents," teacher Erick Perala said. "Even in sixth grade, just about every kid has an iPod or a phone that can get one of these."

Another cool feature on the app, the tip line. "The tip line on there is a great way for students, parents and community members to give us feedback on things that are going well and things they're concerned about," Rohweder said.

For things like bullying, students can even remain anonymous.

"It's really going to be convenient for not only parents and students, but also for administration and teachers," Rohweder said.

The app will also send out push notifications. For example, that can be used to alert parents when school is canceled.

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