The app will notify parents of grades and absences to their smartphones
NORTH BERGEN, NJ — The North Bergen School District is launching a new ‘Realtime’ app that will allow parents to view student grades, be notified of absences and stream school events, all from their smartphone. Parents can also communicate directly with their student’s teacher through the app if there is a disciplinary problem at school.
“We have been making strides to improve our online presence and digital communication within the department,” said Dr. George Solter, North Bergen Board of Education Superintendent. “All schools have their own social media accounts and websites with teacher pages that include their picture and contact information. This is another step towards our goal of transparency and open communication.”
“It is great to see what the North Bergen school district has been doing to become more accessible to parents,” said Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco. “It is important for us to adapt with the times and we are at the forefront with digital communication. I think parents and students can both benefit from using the new app thanks to it’s simple interface.”
The app launched this summer for all North Bergen schools. The graphic created below shows the steps for how to install the app onto an Android or iPhone smartphone. The student’s ID number will be required for signing up.