Loudoun County Public Schools is getting tech-savvy.
The school system is launching an app that pulls together its most frequently used web tools to one location.
The LCPS App is now available for a free download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play App Store. It is designed for anyone looking for information about the school system, including parents, staff members, students and members of the general public.
The app will give users access to school menus, the lunch account software system, the student information management system, the online learning platform, sports information, calendars and social media feeds.
Once the app is downloaded, users can customize their access according to the specific schools they wish to follow. A parent with students in multiple schools, for instance, could customize his or her view to include all of the schools attended by their children.
The app will also feature push notifications that will allow school leaders to send emergency messages to the phones of subscribers without incurring charges associated with texting.
The school system plans to roll out an outreach effort to advertise the app with banners and yard signs posted at every LCPS facility starting Aug. 1. Posters with a QR code that links to the new app are being distributed now, and families and school employees will be encouraged to download the new program at back-to-school nights and teacher training workshops.
Learn more about the app at lcps.org/Page/173808.