School district launches mobile app, revamps website

The Bayonne School District can now be found on the app store

The district is further embracing technology through the use of a smart phone mobile application.
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The district is further embracing technology through the use of a smart phone mobile application.

The Bayonne School District website has gotten a makeover, and the district has launched a new mobile app, according to Superintendent of Schools John Niesz.

“We are pleased to announce that our district website www.bboed.org has a new and improved look,” Niesz said in a letter to the community on Aug. 2.

In an effort to become more accessible to all visitors, Niesz said the district has revamped the style of the homepage and restructured most of the subpages.

“The information you normally access is still available to you, but in a more user friendly and organized fashion,” Niesz said. “Computer users will see our new promotional video streaming on our homepage; however, mobile users will see a still photo as a streaming video could use up some of your data.”

New app

The district now has its own application for mobile devices.

“Our app will feature important information concerning your children, as well as district news and events” Niesz said. “It is our goal to keep our community as informed as possible while embracing an all-inclusive communication tool.”

The app is available to anyone, and can be downloaded from the app store on a phone or tablet. Type in “Bayonne School District” in the search bar within the app store and download.

According to Niesz, parents will continue to have the Realtime Parent Portal, which will be housed within the app. The new app will include notifications and quick links to school resources, including Schoology, social media feeds, and lunch menus, among other things.

Students in grades 7 to 12 will still have access to their Realtime Student Portal. The new app will provide grades, attendance and schedules, come September.

Get set up and pass it on

Parents will receive an email before the upcoming school year with a username and password specific to the app. Students can also log onto the app using their school Google account information.

“Spread the word,” Niesz said. “We would love for everyone in our community to have our new app at their fingertips!”

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