KPBSD Launches Mobile App for Android and iPhone

What if KPBSD had an app? We do!

With an increasing number of our stakeholders using smartphones, I know that our district app is a welcome development. Enabling our parents and students to connect with the district in real-time, at their own convenience magnifies engagement. We know this resource will help in terms of transparency and parent interaction." – Sean Dusek, Superintendent

 

The KPBSD App is an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff and community. Our app was developed specifically to provide direct access to the district's most sought after information in the most convenient format—your mobile device. Free, you can find Kenai Peninsula Borough SD in the app store. New school and district features continue to be added. 

Recognizing trends in social technology and the unprecedented use of smartphones and tablet devices, KPBSD elected to become part of the mobile sphere to better connect and collaborate with the majority of our school families, staff, students, and community members. We are one of the first school districts in Alaska to offer a mobile app for our parents and community.

The KPBSD App provides password-protected access for student and parents to see live grade and attendance information in PowerSchool, allowing parents and students to stay up to date on student progress at any time, from anywhere. From the app, users can also set their own grade and assignment requirements, a feature which allows a parent or student to be immediately alerted through a push notification if a student score or grade drops below that self-selected threshold.

Other app features include:

  • District and school news, allowing the user to select which schools and district news feeds they want to subscribe to
  • 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 device calendar
  • Push notifications for the school district and schools to send out instant alerts to the user's mobile device
  • School and district directories and maps
  • Contact information for teachers, administrators, and other staff
  • Links to the KPBSD and school social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Superintendent updates with the latest communications from your district leaders

The KPBSD App is free for users and available for immediate download on iPhone and Android devices. You can find Kenai Peninsula Borough SD in the app store.

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