Arlington Citizen-Journal

Arlington school district? There’s an app for that

The Arlington school district has launched a mobile app for those on the go with their Apple and Android devices.

The district’s app debuted just in time to deliver first news about school closings due to winter weather during the last week of February. The app had been downloaded by 11,189 people during its first week of availability; 7,584 of them during the first school closings on Feb. 23 and 24, according to Leslie Johnston, district spokeswoman.

The app provides access to maps, phone numbers and websites for each Arlington campus plus districtwide information. Most high school home pages have their own Twitter feeds posted to follow, too.

A list of district departments such as library services, career and technical education, special education and administration will take users to those specialized sites.

Interested parents, students, employees and members of the public can follow the progress of improvements being made on every campus in conjunction with the $663.1 million 2014 bond package section of the app.

The app also has an events calendar, a parent section with links to lunch menus and bus routes and a student section with links to scholarship information and Google apps.

App users may also subscribe to the schools they are interested in for news and events and also receive real-time notifications. Users must click on the names of the schools they would like to receive emergency notifications from to get alerts for those schools.

Download the free app for Android from the Google Play Store. Find the free app from the Apple iTunes Store.

Shirley Jinkins, 817-390-7657

Twitter: @shirljinkins