Garrettsville – This summer, the James A. Garfield Local Schools updated three areas of technology in an effort to make communicating with parents and community members easier and more efficient.
We are very excited to announce that the James A. Garfield Local Schools has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows parents and students to complete and sign enrollment, back-to-school, athletic and activity participation forms online. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that users will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each student, saving valuable time.
Kiosks will also be available in each of the school offices for those without Internet access to complete the forms online.
NEW WEBSITE & MOBILE APP
On July 1 st the district also released a new website and mobile app. The new site provides easier navigation, integration with Facebook and Twitter as well as a much-needed facelift! This website now integrates all communication. Information will follow soon on how to sign up for notifications via phone calls, texts and emails through the new website as it will be replacing the aging Edline notification service.
The new website is now located at http://jagschools.org
The JAG Mobile App will allow users to receive push notifications regarding school emergencies, messages or news alerts. The new mobile app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store by searching JAG Mobile, OH or Google Play Store by searching for JAG Mobile. In the settings, users will be able to customize which building or department they wish to receive notifications from.
Finally, a new online gradebook called ProgressBook will be available to students and parents! This new gradebook allows for real-time viewing of academic progress online. ProgressBook will digitize our attendance system, allowing us to notify parents in a more timely manner should their child be absent from school.
This community takes great pride in having an excellent school system. We want to take full advantage of all the opportunities technology affords us to communicate all of the excellent accomplishments of our students and staff. We know you will enjoy JAG 2.0!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly in my office (330.527.4336) or on my cell (216.534.7413).