The “App” has been designed to take advantage of the features mobile devices can provide to help caregivers, students and staff engage with relevant information within PCSchool. The App does not replace the functionality of Spider, but it does allow for opportunities like push messaging to be used. The App can notify logged in users of alerts and general communications sent from the school. It allows caregivers to report absences, find relevant staff contacts, see absence and timetable information, as well as receive newsletters.
School Info – This is a configurable page whereby you can describe your school, inserting images and links as desired.
Directory – The directory allows you to select staff that you wish to appear. This is managed within Spider. You can elect to show the email address, phone number or both.
Calendar – The calendar option is linked to the information within the PCSchool calendar. Click here for further information about the Calendar control.
Links – Links are connected to the “Quick Links” control in Spider. Quick Links allows schools to add web addresses (URL’s) for quick access to relevant material. Quick Links can be created to show for a particular user type (Caregiver, Staff or Student)
Maps – This option currently offer 2 options. The first is the link to the “Google Map” based on your school’s coordinates. The second is the “Floor Plan”, which is an uploaded image of your school’s site to enable visitors to find their way around.
Contacts – This section allows descriptive text to be added to the schools contact information (email, fax, phone…). It also has a form that can be used to communicate directly with the school using push messaging. Messages sent from this area are received into a common inbox.
My Profile – Provides basic information about the logged in person. It also allow the user to logout of the App.
My Portal – This option shows when a user is logged in. From within this section, the user can see information about their children, their absences, timetable, newsletter as well as being able to send absence and general messages to the school. Caregivers also have the ability to send messages to subject teachers if the school allow this.
About – Shows the user the URL of the Spider the app is attached to, as well as the App’s version.