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New school app coming for Horry County

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A preview of the app's iPhone interface. Source: http://www.horrycountyschools.net/ A preview of the app's iPhone interface. Source: http://www.horrycountyschools.net/

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - No more trying to find your child's school calendar in the mess of their backpack: the Horry County Schools app will be up and running within the next two weeks, according to Horry County School District officials.

The app will give parents access to contact information, maps, bell schedules, a newsfeed, calendars and more. The cost to the district to build the app was $900, but it will be free for users.  The district has submitted the app to iTunes App Store, Google's Play Store, and Amazon's App Marketplace for review.

"A lot of times students will come home and say, 'Oh, I have map testing, or I have dibbles, and parents might not know what that is," says Ben Coy, a communications specialist.  "So in the app, in the testing calendar, there are web links that go out and you can easily find out what those tests are, when they are scheduled at school, and make sure your kids have enough rest."

Officials say they built the app in response to parents wanting to be more connected.

Find more preview information about the app here: http://bit.ly/IFsJWm 

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