Friday, October 10, 2014

New Charles County Public Schools App

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has launched a mobile App that puts all the school information in one easy to use location. Called CCPS On the Go (OTG), the App makes it easy for parents, students, teachers and other members of the CCPS learning community to access information while on the go, from the device of their choice.
Users can enjoy custom feeds to the CCPS calendar, news, contacts, CCPS TV, transportation, My Payments Plus, meal menus and more. The news feed provides personalized, on-demand access to news and alerts for parents, students, staff and community members.
Additionally, parents and students can now easily access their Blackboard/Edline accounts and their personalized activity feeds, grades and calendars. 
For more information about the CCPS App, visit
Parents, students and staff can download the application for free through the Apple iTunes and Google Play App stores.
How to find and download the CCPS App
On your iPhone or other Apple device (iPad, iMac)
Launch the App Store on your device.
On your Android or Samsung device
Go to the Google Play Store and search for CCPS. Look for the foursquare CCPS icon and select install.

Download and user advice for all devices:
Use the search function and type in CCPS or Charles County Public Schools. A four-color CCPS icon followed by the initials CCPS OTG  (pictured) will appear. Click on the word free to initiate the install process. If you are using an Apple product, your device will prompt you for your Apple iTunes account information in order to verify the App download. Click install.

Once the installation is complete, your device will ask you to turn off or allow push notifications. Push notifications require an active Wi-Fi or cellular connection and firewalls and proxy servers may affect your ability to receive notifications. CCPS will only push important notifications like emergency alerts, school closures or early releases.

CCPS will only push emergency or important notifications. For example, if CCPS sends a message through Blackboard about school closings or delays or an emergency situation, your device will notify you based on the notification settings on your mobile device. Check the settings tab on your cell phone or portable device to get push notifications.

Once your App is installed, press the three bars to the left of the CCPS icon for a drop down menu of available information.

The App is free; however, standard data rates through cell phone carriers apply.

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