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OCPS launches mobile app with "School Finder" for house hunters

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  
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Orange County Public Schools has launched a new mobile app whose “School Finder” function provides the zoned elementary, middle, and high school for your location. Perfect for house hunting clients!

The OCPS app is a tool for parents, students, staff and community members to connect with the district and individual schools on multiple levels. The app aggregates news, photos, sports and social media communications. It is also a resource center for school menus, district jobs, staff contacts and calendar listings, among others.

Functions and Features

Progress Book: Parents and students will be able to view information about academic work, as posted by teachers. Parents can receive alerts for user-defined thresholds for low grades or missing assignments.

News: This feature pulls every news story, including pictures, from a school’s website, Facebook page, Twitter feed or any other RSS feed. It will group together news from the district and all schools selected by a user.

Lunch Menus: The app delivers meal menus for all schools. It also provides calorie counts and nutritional information for each menu item.

School Pay: Users can manage their accounts that are used to pay for a variety of school items.

 Notifications: This feature another way to receive short and important news or updates from a school or the district.

Calendar: The calendar displays events listed on the district calendar, district performing arts calendar and as many school calendars as the user wants. It also allows the user to add events to their personal device calendar.

Sports: Followers can see school sports event schedules, results, and more.

Directory: A list of all schools with address, website, phone and staff listings. The staff listings include title and email addresses. Users can send an e-mail directly from the app.

The OCPS app is available from the Apple and Google Play app stores. The app is free and can be downloaded searching for OCPS.


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