Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Cedar Valley Montessori School (CVMS) recently launched a new mobile app developed by Flyer SchoolApp to increase family engagement and ease the process of parent notifications to the school. The app is free to download on the Apple and Google Play app stores and is available only for CVMS families.

CVMS family members now have easy access to current school information directly from their phones. The app provides the front office the ability to reach parents on their phones within seconds with push notifications. In addition, CVMS estimates that it will reduce paper consumption and automate tasks with custom forms that parents submit directly from the app.

According to Michael Armatys, president of the Board of Directors for CVMS, the app allows parents to more easily access the information they need from the school. “We believe this will improve communication and increase participation and we are excited to have the latest technology to support interactions with the families in our school community,” said Mr. Armatys.

“The ability to send push notifications is an amazing feature that reminds parents of important events,” said Stacy Cataldo, head of school for CVMS. “CVMS is excited to move beyond the reliance on emails, and we view this app as an agent for change.”

In addition, the app features access to custom forms and lunch schedules. CVMS also has the ability to add several features in the coming months such as e-commerce for Spirit Wear, partner business maps, sponsors, surveys and volunteer forms.

“I love the app! Having the staff directory, lunch menu and attendance form at my fingertips definitely makes my life easier,” said Wannette Doerrfeld, a parent of one child attending CVMS. “I used to have to search online or through emails to find what I was looking for, and now it’s all on the app! I always have my phone so the push notifications for events are nice and being able to add events to my Google calendar is great, too.”