EAHS Media Center ~ March 2015
**Important App Updates!!!**
We wanted to share with you some of the awesome new features that will now be available for us to use: Hall Passes, Digital Student ID's, and Teacher Notifications.
The Hall Passes and Digital Student ID's are not ready yet, as we have to get district approval for these due to the privacy act.
The Teacher Notification feature works similar to Remind 101. Each teacher has received an e-mail from School Info App (SIA) to set up their accounts. If you deleted the e-mail and would still like to set up your account, please let Mrs. Muse know. Please beware that Remind 101 now allows for one-to-one chats between teachers and students. This is not considered to be a safe way to communicate with students. Communications through the Teacher Notifications on the app are one-way, and therefore comply with the electronic communication laws.
We are also pleased to announce that all of the features and content on our App are now available in Spanish. This is an excellent tool for our Spanish-speaking students and parents!
Please encourage your students to download the App if they haven't already!
With a few clicks on the student’s device, an approved teacher can issue a hall pass that displays the reason for the student to be out of class, the teacher who approved the pass, the student who the pass was issued to, the time and date issued and a countdown timer for how long the student has been approved to be out of class. Administrators can determine how many approved passes students receive and can revoke or add passes for individual students at any time.
Digital Student ID's
While students will still be required to wear their student ID as part of the dress code, the new digital ID can be used to purchase lunch or check out items from the library in the event that a student has left their ID card at home or in class.
Teacher Push Notifications allow approved staff to easily, quickly and safely connect with students and parents. This feature offers the simplicity and efficiency of text messages with the security of one-way messaging and are a great way for teachers to send out homework, project or test reminders, plan changes, trivia questions and more. Only users who have specifically opted in for a teacher’s notification group will receive alerts, and teachers can setup an unlimited number of notification groups by class, activity, clubs, etc… Teacher notifications that the user has opted-in to receive also display on the home screen newsfeed.