SchoolRush App among the most innovative School Community Communication tools | District Administration Magazine
Many districts keep parents informed with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media, but more sophisticated tools have emerged as technology has evolved.
Platforms and apps that provide parents direct communication and unfiltered access to grades, schedules, school news and emergency announcements offer better access than ever before. Text messages and push notifications regarding delays or emergencies for mobile devices, tablets and smartphones are now the norm, granting educators instant access to parents.
Streaming video and photo galleries provide opportunities for schools and families to better share experiences such as sporting events…
Push homework assignments and other important events to Parent’s
Teachers can use the App to send pictures, documents and text messages
SchoolRush app provides instant, personalized view of current and upcoming events for Parents and Teachers
Schools can use SchoolRush to send out voice, text, email and App alerts
Parents can access contact info for teachers and optionally other parents
If you are a School, please submit a request using the contact form.
If your school is signed with School Rush, you can retrieve your password by selecting the “Forget password?” link and submitting your email address.
You can retrieve your password by selecting the “Forget password?” link and submitting your email address.
After you successfully log into School Rush, you can click on your email address at the top right hand corner of the screen and there will be a link Reset password.
If you do not have a smart phone, you can get access to all the information in the app using School Rush website. Please log into School Rush website to get access to this information.
Currently, School Rush does not have native apps for Windows and Blackberry phones. Users can use the mobile optimized schoolrush.com website to get access to all the School Rush functionality on these device web browsers.
The first time School Rush! App is installed and launched, there should have been a prompt asking for notifications permissions. If you did not give permissions, you will not receive push notifications. In order to start receiving push notifications please follow below steps:
iPone or iPad – Go to your iPhone settings > Look for SchoolRush, there will be a long list > Select School Rush > Select Notifications, in the next screen, if any of the options are disabled, please enable all the options you see in this screen.
Android – Go to your Android device settings > Select Application manager > Select School Rush! > Make sure ‘Show notifications’ option is selection.
After enabling notifications, please log out of SchoolRush App and log back in. If you forgot your password, please go to https://office.schoolrush.com/viewForgetPassword to retrieve your password.
If you’re a parent, the App is FREE and can be downloaded through Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
SchoolRush pricing is simple and affordable. Please contact us for Pricing.
Excellent features and improving daily. Very responsive support for problems and improvements. Easy interface on desktop or mobile devices. Well received by parents. Easy platform to communicate daily or emergency information.
St. Theresa School Principal, Mrs. Keenley
"This app is one of the best ways to communicate with Parents on a daily basis. It ensures that everyone is getting the most up to date class information as quickly as possible. The best feature is the ability to include photos. The second is each parent receives notifications when anything is posted. I would be lost without it!"
SJHA Pre-K 4-1, Mrs. Kelly
“Great App! This app is easy to use and great to access all your child’s school information. I love that you can call any classmate’s parent or e-mail the teacher with ease all on your smartphone!”
“Conveniently fabulous app! I can access the school calendar, teacher email addresses and phone numbers as well as the class roster…. all in one place and all with the touch of a finger. Fantastic!"
“Great App! This app really helps. I am glad that there is an app now to make everything easier to see. It’s easy to use and navigate through all of the great features”
Parent, Jessie R.
“WOW! This app has really streamlined all the information I get and need from school. Instead of having to use a printed directory, and school website, I have all the information right on my phone. My child’s teacher can send me reminders right to my phone. It’s the future of school communication!”
"As a growing school, we found ourselves struggling to find the right tool to communicate important information to our busy parents. Too many emails were leading to "email fatigue" resulting in unopened messages and actually decreasing effective communication. The School Rush!TM App is the perfect tool.”
Principal, Holy Family Catholic Academy, Mrs. Kate O.
“WOW- my life is so much easier now.”
Deb, Director of Communications, Holy Family Catholic Academy, Deb
With both parents working and children in school, I know how difficult it can be to stay connected with school activities and news. I wanted to find a way for schools and parents to communicate effectively. The result? SchoolRush. My name is Balu Kadiyala, and I am the developer of the SchoolRush App. This project began as a way to solve a personal problem, and now it can help you too.
Andrew is a fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago where he researches high-performance computing for use in modeling complex systems. He is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science where he teaches mobile application development. Andrew advises SchoolRush on platform architecture and iOS interface design.
Kate O’Brien is the Principal for Holy Family Catholic Academy. HFCA is a two time winner of National Catholic School Innovations award. Kate spent most of her career at The Frances Xavier Warde School in Chicago, a premier Catholic elementary school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. Kate is at the fore front of bringing innovations in education and communication. She advises School Rush on product strategy.
Bob has over 20 years experience in consulting, technology, leadership and operations. A serial entrepreneur, he believes the ability to build great teams is the most important factor of success. By hiring smart, passionate people and providing solid leadership in a culture of innovation and creativity, Bob believes they can create industry changing products and platforms. Bob is advising SchoolRush on financial structuring of the venture.
Yanina is the Android Designer, Developer behind School Rush App. She melds her creative and programming skills to create the School Rush experience on Android.