JPS District Mobile App

  • Mobile App Launch

  • The District's official mobile app is available in app stores today. Get access to news, events, the district directory, and even our DonorsChoose site right in the palm of your hand. You can customize your experience by selecting which schools you want to follow. Customize your experience with the app through Notifications settings. We hope you will enjoy having access to the tools and information you need on a daily basis in one amazing app! 

Mobile App Features (Video)

  • Google Play

  • App Store

  • To download or update on your mobile device, iPad, or Tablet:

    • Visit iTunes App Store® or Google Play®

    • Search "Jackson Public Schools MS"

    • Then select the “Jackson Public Schools MS” app for FREE download.

    For information and support, call Public Engagement at (601) 960-8935.

App-Icon Features

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    News
    Calendar
    Notification
    Directory
    Active Parent
    News
    The News contains all the different news feeds available at your school. Select the stories you want to view.
    Calendar
    The Calendar lets you know all about the upcoming events happening at your school or district. Plan your schedule with confidence.
    Notification
    The Notifications keep you in-the-know about everything that is happening at your school and district. Select the information you want to know such as grades and attendance.
    Directory
    The Directory displays the staff members and different organizations (schools within your district).
     
    Active Parent
    The Directory displays the staff members and different organizations (schools within your district).
     
     
    Enrollment
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    Donors Choose
    Menus
    Resources
    Enrollment Form
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    Donor Choose
    Menu
    Resources
    Student Info  
     
     
     
     
     
    Student Info
     
     
     
     
     
     

     


Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am a staff member and a parent. Would I get separate notifications?

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    Everyone who downloads the app will receive district-level notifications. If you are a school-based Jackson Public Schools employee, you can choose to receive notifications from your school. We will also have a staff option so we can share information with Jackson Public Schools employees who have downloaded the app regardless of where they are assigned. 

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  • I am a volunteer with the district. Can I get notifications for the schools where I volunteer?

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    Yes, the app is a great way to keep up with district news and events and also receive notifications. When prompted to set up the app after downloading, choose the schools you are interested in from the menu. You will start receiving notifications when the schools send them. You will also get notifications from the district. If you want to add schools or want to stop receiving notifications from a school on your list, go to Settings and turn your preferences on or off. 

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  • What if I don't want to get notifications?

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    If you want to download the app but do not want to receive notifications, you can deactivate this feature for the app in the phone settings. However, notifications will include emergency announcements when appropriate, so we recommend not turning off the notification feature.

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  • Will the school still send me calls and emails or just notifications through the app?

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    Yes, the schools will continue to use all available channels of communication to share important information with parents. The new mobile app is just an additional way through which we can communicate the great things that are happening at the district and let parents and employees know about important updates.

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  • Will notifications come as text messages? Will it cost me anything to receive them?

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    All notifications are free and there will be no charges for the recipient. 

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  • Will there be updates and will I have to dowload it again?

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    If any updates are made to the app, users will receive a notification to update the app to the latest version in the same way that is done for any other mobile app.

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  • Will I receive notifications in my language of choice?

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    Notifications are not automatically translated by the app and will retain the language in which it was sent. 

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  • What languages will the app be available in?

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    The app is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Burmese, French, and other 200 languages.

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  • Can I download the app on several devices at the same time?

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    Yes, you can download the app on your phone, tablet, or any other mobile device. Because the app doesn't require unique sign-in credentials, it will not be linked to all devices. You will have to set up the app each time you download it to a new device—a quick, simple process that includes step-by-step guided instructions.

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  • What information is available on the app?

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    In addition to the latest news, calendars, and updates, as a parent, you can find direct access to your Active Parent, transportation updates, directions, and contact information to schools, and menus, as well as information on district sporting events. You will also have direct access to the district's social media accounts.

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  • What systems can I download the app on?

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    The app was designed to work with iOS (Apple) and Android systems.

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  • Why should I download the Jackson Public Schools MS app?

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    By downloading the  Jackson Public Schools MS app, you can easily stay in touch with  Jackson Public Schools and your children's schools. You will receive timely push and emergency notifications and have access to the latest news, calendars, and updates from the district and your children's schools. 

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  • How much of my phone's memory will the app take up?

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    The Jackson Public Schools app uses 26.9MB.

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  • Do I have to pay anything to download the app?

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    The Jackson Public Schools MS app is completely free to download. 

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  • Where can I find the Jackson Public Schools MS app?

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    The Jackson Public Schools MS app can be found in the App Store for Apple devices and in Google Play for Android Devices. 

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