RSD Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed and Involved

RSD Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed and Involved
Posted on 01/17/2018
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Rochester School District launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students, and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community. The free app, which proudly displays the Rochester School District logo, mascot, colors and content, can be downloaded for Apple iOS in the iTunes Store and for Android in the Google Play Store.  Just search for Rochester School District.  

Developed in partnership with West Corporation, the trusted provider of SchoolMessenger Solutions for education, the new app will provide families with 24/7/365 access to calendars, lunch menus, directories, events, sports schedules and results and more. New information feeds will continue to be made available in the app over the school year.

“Our new, official mobile app empowers everyone in the community to stay connected and up-to-date on the information that they want and need directly from their mobile device,” said Superintendent, Kim Fry. “It’s another great example of our commitment to communication. We know that in order for families to get involved in school activities and functions they must first be informed of them. We are excited about how our new app will help us communicate more effectively, and hope it leads to a stronger, more connected school community overall.” 

Highly secure and flexible, the school district’s new app is built on a communication platform that permits the district to manage and share content easily. Key features include:

  • Lunch menus
  • News
  • Staff directors
  • Social media feeds
  • Family Access
  • Notifications

Download and Install Mobile App

If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to take a moment to download and install our mobile app for your  Android or Apple device.

Android users can find us on Google Play by searching for Rochester School District.

Apple iOS users can find us on iTunes by searching for Rochester School District.

Once youve downloaded our app, you will be prompted to grant the app access to certain information and functions on your device.  This is a completely standard part of many apps and is necessary to make sure your data is secure and that the app stays up to date with the latest school information.  Below is a brief explanation of these permissions and the reasons you will want to accept giving our app access to them.

1. Identity: The app needs to access the account profile data on your device in order to receive push notifications from the schools and in the event you would like to share the app via email with your friends and family.

2. Calendar: Calendar permission allows you to download events from schools, which is an essential part of our app.

3. Photos/Media/Files: This permission allows our app to store and display images and PDF files directly on your device for easy access.

Our provider, SchoolMessenger, makes the security and privacy of your data a top priority.  As one of over 100 approved signatories to Student Privacy Pledge, you can feel ensured that your student’s information is safe and will never be sold, rented or shared.

For more information on Student Privacy Pledge please visit:  http://studentprivacypledge.org/

For more information about Android app permissions please visit Google’s official website:

https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6014972?hl=en

For more information on SchoolMessenger please visit:  http://www.schoolmessenger.com/


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