UMATILLA – The Umatilla School District has a new way to connect with parents, students and community members with a new mobile app for Apple and Android mobile devices. The “Umatilla SD” mobile app is free for anyone to download.
“I am so excited that our district has such a fantastic new tool to reach out to our parents and community members,” said Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe. “We have a number of parents and community members without access to a computer, but they have a smartphone, so our app opens up opportunities for us to reach those folks.”
The mobile app, developed by School Messenger with assistance from the InterMountain ESD, features news, a calendar, directory, schools, STEM Academy information and a way for parents to check their students’ grades right from their cell phones. Users can also self-select schools to receive information from within the app.
In addition, those who download the app can also receive “push notifications” from the District, which will allow them to receive instant alerts on their mobile devices when important information about the school, including closures or emergencies, are released.
The app will frequently update, so app users will always have the latest information.