District 86 Communication Tools
District 86 offers a variety of ways to communicate with all of our stakeholders--parents, students, staff or community--so that they can find, select and receive the information they seek. Below is a summary of our offerings. More detailed information and instructions can be found underneath this page on the left.
Blackboard Connect (for Parents and Guardians)
Blackboard Connect is a software tool that enables District 86 to reach parents using the contact information they have provided to the District via its student information system known as eSchool. This means District 86 will use this service for email, automated phone calls and text messages.
Only parents and guardians are automatically entered into the system. If your contact information changes, please notify the Registrar at your school to update District 86 records. Click here for detailed information on Parent and Guardian accounts.
eSchool Plus Family App
The eSchool Plus Family App fully integrates with eSchool, the District's student information system. It will provide easy access to grades, student information, messages from teachers and reminders for parents on their smartphones and tablets. The app is scheduled for installation in mid-September. Current eSchool users who wish to download the app may do so now but functionality will not be available until the installation and configuration processes are complete. Additional information will be provided at that time.
This is a app that puts greater functionality at your fingertips. You will need to download this free app from iTunes or Google Play. You can select which schools you would like to receive information about, enable push notifications for important news, view photos, access the Tip Line and more!