all hoods news_picDallas ISD announced today that parents should download a smart phone application called School Connect, which allows schools and parents to connect quickly in case of an emergency. The app is available for Android or iPhone.

“This app can help school administrators communicate with parents when crisis situations arise,” says Dallas ISD Police Chief Craig Miller. “It has already been used this school year to inform parents at certain schools about a power outage and address rumors of a weapon on campus. It is a powerful tool for both campus administrators and parents alike.”

Not just for crisis situations, the School Connect app provides users with access to information such as student grades and attendance through the Parent Portal, cafeteria menus, school calendars, and school bus routes. The School Connect app can be downloaded at no charge and costs no money to Dallas ISD to use.

“We know that many parents get information from their smartphones so this mobile app will help us communicate with a lot of parents,” says Miller. “Access to information where and when you want it can often be a real benefit.”

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