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Konocti Unified School District launches new mobile app

Konocti Unified School District launches new mobile app

LOWER LAKE, Calif. – Konocti Unified School District announced that its new mobile app is available for use at the county's largest school district.

Parents will have instant access to their child’s academic information from the palm of their hand.

Any time, anywhere, KUSD parents can stay updated on their students’ progress. Community members can download the app to stay informed of school district events and activities.

KUSD's app is uniquely customized to meet the needs of each parent. Not only can parents view their student’s grades, assignments, attendance history, and account balances, they can set triggers to receive an instant notification when their student’s grade drops below a certain level, or a student receives an assignment score below a predefined threshold.

“Now, more than ever, our parents will have the ability to monitor their student’s performance as it happens,” said KUSD Superintendent Donna Becnel. “Gone are the days of surprise after receiving a report card at the end of a semester. This application gives our parents the opportunity to react at the right time, giving our students additional support and the opportunity to succeed.”

The application comes at a critical point when transitional changes are taking place in information consumption.

According to the most recent Pew Research Report on smartphone usage, more than 70 percent of American’s now own a smartphone, with over 35 percent identifying their smartphone as their sole source of Internet connectivity.

“We recognize and are adapting to these new trends in information exchange,” said Becnel. “Our smartphone application for parents provides that necessary source of information to the many parents who rely on their cell phone for Internet usage. We know that when parents are involved with their children's education, students do better in school. We are committed to finding innovative ways to support KUSD families."

The Konocti Unified School District app is available immediately and is free to download from both the iPhone App Store and Google Play.


Thursday night fire burns Hidden Valley Lake home

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HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, Calif. – A Thursday night fire left a Hidden Valley Lake home badly damaged.

Fire crews were dispatched to the fire in the single family residence on R...

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Lake County Rodeo Association names 2014 queen, princess

Lake County Rodeo Association names 2014 queen, princess

LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Lake County Rodeo Association has announced the winners of the 2014 queen and princess competition.  

Karissa Huggins of Kelseyville was named the 2...

REGIONAL: Lodge Lightning Complex jumps in size

NORTH COAST, Calif. – A complex of fires sparked by lightning early Wednesday near Laytonville grew by hundreds of acres on Thursday.

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Statewide volunteer efforts kick off 2014 California Invasive Species Action Week

The inaugural California Invasive Species Action Week is scheduled Aug. 2 through Aug. 10.

The goal of Action Week is to promote public awareness of invasive species issue...

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