Students, families and friends of the Ames Community School District can reach the key features of the district’s website using a new smartphone application. Technology Services Director Karl Hehr said the app gives fingertip access to the most frequently used webpages, such as the online calendar, Infinite Campus parent portal, individual school webpages, the digital backpack, and social media sites.
Icons link to district-wide features such as the master calendar, registrar’s office, and parent portal. Dropdown menus for each school link to the individual calendars, staff directories, and newsletters, for example.
Powered by CreScerance, a company that specializes in mobile apps for school districts and educators, the app is free and available for iOS and Android devices. Search for Ames Community School District to download it from the Apple App Store for iOS, and from Google Play, for Android.