City of Fairfax Schools Launch Mobile App for Android and iPhone
08/27/2013

City of Fairfax Schools App makes information accessible via mobile device for students, parents, staff and community

Online PR News – 27-August-2013 – Fairfax, VA – City of Fairfax Schools today announced the launch of its City of Fairfax Schools App, an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff and community. Created by ParentLink, the app was developed specifically to provide direct access to the district’s most sought after information in the most convenient format -- your mobile device.

Recognizing trends in social technology and the unprecedented use of smartphones and tablet devices, the City of Fairfax Schools elected to become part of the mobile sphere to better connect and collaborate with the majority of their stakeholders. The City of Fairfax is one of the first school districts in the state to offer a mobile app for their parents and community.

“We are excited to launch the City of Fairfax Schools App to help parents, staff and community members stay connected to the City Schools,” said Dr. Peter Noonan, City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent. “We see our City schools as leaders when it comes to technology and 21st century skills, and our app is an extension of our commitment to communication and our community.”

App features include:
• District and school news, allowing the user to select which schools and district news feeds they want to subscribe to
• Push notifications for the District/School to send out instant alerts to the user’s mobile device
• Sports scores, schedules, and links to sports sites
• Calendar information for schools and district events, including the ability to add events from school calendars to the user’s device calendar
• School and district directories
• Contact information for teachers, administrators and other staff
• Links to the School/District’s Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest
• Superintendent updates with the latest communications

“We know all parties -- students, parents, community and staff-- will find great value in this app,” said ParentLink President John Graff. “We are excited to provide the City of Fairfax community with a mobile resource to make collaborating with their local school, an enjoyable and easy part of their busy schedules.”

The City of Fairfax Schools App is free for users and available for immediate download on iPhone and Android devices.

ParentLink mobile apps, branded specifically for each organization using the service, are in use at school districts across the country. For more information about ParentLink Mobile App Services, please visit: http://www.parentlink.net.

For more information about the City of Fairfax Schools, please visit www.cityoffairfaxschools.org.

About ParentLink®
ParentLink creates the best mobile apps for K-12 school districts. For over 20 years, ParentLink has partnered with innovative school districts to solve the most difficult communication challenges, with the goal of supporting student success. ParentLink hosts a parent and community relationship management web application, which capitalizes on leading technology to help create educational communities where parents, teachers, school administrators and students interact with ease.