Kenora Catholic District School Board staff have a new way to promote school events, mental health supports and more – through their new smartphone app.
Kenora Catholic says the free app is a tool for parents, guardians and students to keep track of everything happening at their school, with a calendar of events, additional mental health and wellness resources, bus alerts and much more.
“We are excited to launch our brand new app,” says Trina Henley, Executive Assistant to the Director of Education at KCDSB, who notes that the app has been in development for a few years now.
“It’s been tailor-made to think about what students need to stay connected, what families need to know about what’s going on at their school, and we think it will be an amazing tool and resource.” There are so many things in there.
Community Relations Manager Grace Dunford says the app was tested by a few local families and students before launch, which helped refine the user experience.
“They absolutely loved the schedule. That’s really a big part of why we decided to launch this app for families. It is a phenomenal resource for families. All school events will be on the calendar and there is so much information you can get there. And you can add it to your phone’s personal calendar.
Dunford notes that Saints sports schedules will also be included in the app, with practice times, game times and more to help families coordinate their schedules.
You can find the app by opening your phone’s app store and searching for Kenora Catholic District School Board. You will then be asked which schools you wish to attend and can readjust them at any time.
The KCDSB stresses that the app will not replace traditional communication methods such as notes, emails or web calendars. You can find more on the app HERE.