The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District has become the first district on the North Fork to offer a mobile app, streamlining communications for students, parents and the community.
Gerri Doherty, director of technology for the district, helped develop the app, which went live two weeks ago, and sees it as an important addition to communications.
“It creates unified communications across different platforms so people can get information all in the same place,” said Doherty. “They can check our Facebook, calendar or parent portal and get notifications. So instead of going to nine different websites they can just use the app.”
Doherty and her team worked with SchoolMessenger to develop the custom app which serves the entire district. There are links to news, social media, athletics, food services and more for both the elementary school and high school.
“We just redid our website to make it ADA compliant and as part of our design we created a custom app for the district as another means of communication,” said Doherty.
The next step is to add push notifications and to link the school messenger callout system to the app, she said.
Southold School District is in the process of developing a mobile app for their newly updated website, according to technology director Ryan Case. It should be available in a few weeks. Greenport does not have a mobile app but parents and students in both schools can use an eSchool mobile application to access the parent portal for student information, he said.
The Mattituck-Cutchogue app is available for free at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.