EL MONTE – El Monte Union High School District has launched a Facebook page and smartphone app with the latest news on activities and initiatives, taking important strides to improve electronic outreach and communication with the school community.

The social media page is one of EMUHSD’s newest methods of disseminating important news to parents, teachers, staff and students. It will focus on student success stories, school and District achievements, news alerts and construction project updates.

Through the District’s free app, available via Apple’s App Store and Google Play, users can select the schools they want news about, access Facebook posts from the District and individual schools, receive relevant notifications, view school calendars, access the staff directory and a messaging tip line, read up on the latest sports scores and tap into an array of resources. Parents and students can also view grades, assignments and attendance.

“El Monte Union is dedicated to using technology to its fullest to engage our community and provide them with relevant topics that interest them and their children,” Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga said. “Almost everyone reads news on their phones. This new app and Facebook page will ensure our parents have the District’s latest news and its most exciting activities at the palm of their hands.”

Through the app and Facebook page, users can see instances of the District’s most exciting news, including the groundbreaking of El Monte High School’s new stadium bleacher project, a welcome message for the newest educators in the District, Mountain View High’s choir singing California Dreaming, and a Telemundo segment about South El Monte High’s 25th anniversary homecoming game.

The District’s Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/ElMonteUHSD, while the app can be downloaded via Apple’s App Store and Google Play.