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Grand Forks Public Schools Launches Mobile App

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

August 27, 2018

Grand Forks Public Schools Launches Mobile App

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The latest news and information from Grand Forks Public Schools is now available on smartphones and mobile devices with an official mobile application on the iTunes® and Google Play® app stores for free.

The mobile app expands the school systems communication outreach with a continuously updated feed of news and events with photos and links to Grand Forks Public Schools websites. 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 news and updates.

To download the app on your device:

To follow any school to receive push notifications:

  • Open the app
  • Click on the “Settings” icon (located in the upper right-hand corner)
  • Click on “Follow schools” and select the school(s) you would like to follow
  • Under each school, please make sure you have marked “Receive Inbox Messages” and also have marked any other item(s) you would like to receive.

“We know that our students are more successful in schools when families are engaged in their learning and school activities. National research has shown over 75 percent of parents have a smartphone, and mobile users spend over 80 percent of their time on apps compared to the mobile web,” said Tracy Jentz, Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools. “The app works seamlessly with Grand Forks Public Schools websites and mass communication system, and provides one additional way for us to share content with the Grand Forks community using technology they are familiar with."