Spring-Ford Area School District Launches First Phone App

A look at the iPhone version of the Spring-Ford School District's new smartphone application. Image provided

SPRING-FORD – The Spring-Ford Area School District is improving communication with the launch of its newest tool, and the first of its kind for Montgomery County school districts: the Spring-Ford Phone App.

The app, which is available for both iPhones and Androids, is currently available as a free download, and offers convenient access to all district information, including links to calendars, athletic program information, and Facebook.

“This is a great way for families to stay connected and in-the-know about events in the School District,” said Dr. Allyn Roche, Assistant Superintendent. “Especially for new families, this app is ideal for familiarizing yourself with the School District, and for our current families it’s a great way to discover something new.”

The initiative to create the app evolved from the School District’s Community Relations Committee, which was searching for a modern-day method to be more proactive with communication, develop better ways to support schools and coaches, and strengthen connectivity with families and the community.

Other features of the app include single-click calling and email; automatic updates; push notifications for district, schools, and extracurricular events; an address and map feature; and directions that integrate with a smartphone’s GPS.

In the App Store (for iPhones), or in Google Play (for Androids), the app can be found by searching for “Spring-Ford.”