Installing the App

  • To make sure that you’re receiving school news and alerts in the ways that work best for you, Franklin County Schools offers the option for you to download the Blackboard Communications app and update your information in the Power School Parent Portal so all of your information is in ONE place.

    Sign up for the FREE Blackboard Communications app today to:

    • Access Blackboard Communications from your phone
    • Set your communications preferences for calls, emails, texts, and more
    • Receive a variety of school messages (classroom and group updates, activity alerts, school and district notifications) in one single app
    • Review your messages on any device – smartphone, laptop, etc.

    The email or phone number you sign up with must match your information in Power School to claim your account. If you do not have an email in Power School please contact your child's school and update your information. 

    With the new Blackboard Communications app, parents and community members have 24/7/365 access to important school notifications such as weather and emergency alerts.

    In addition, the app can allow teachers and parents to directly communicate with each other, individually or in groups, all from within the same app.

    Get started with the Blackboard Communications app today. Search for Franklin County Schools (NC) or your phone's app store to download the FREE Blackboard Communications mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

Logging Into the App

    1. Select the Student Info icon from the app.
    2. Type the Username and Password provided by the school.
      Depending on your school's settings, you may also be able to login through your Google Gmail account. If multiple user accounts associated with the Google email address, you will need to select the account you want to open.
      Contact your school for any login issues.
    3. Select Login.

      You will see new icons that will have your name and the names of your children. Select their icons to see their grades, balances, assignments and other information.

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