Did you know that the Red Rover absence management and substitute teacher app has been downloaded more than 30,000 times from the Apple and Google app stores, with 50-60 percent of those downloads being by subs?
The Red Rover app was created to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern K-12 school district. It simplifies the lives of substitute teachers, district administrators, full-time educators, and staff by making everyday tasks—from employee time-off requests and clocking in and out to absence approvals, sick days, and more—quick and easy! The app even allows registered users to customize real-time alerts and notifications.
There’s a current shortage of substitute teachers in the U.S., and schools are limiting their substitute pool if they require subs to pay for app usage since many qualified candidates simply refuse to do so. That’s why Red Rover’s app is free for subs (as long as their prospective school districts are using it), allowing them to accept assignments from anywhere at any time.
Red Rover’s app is user-friendly and created to accommodate the gig economy lifestyle of modern substitutes, allowing them to:
This convenience helps increase district fill rates because more subs desire flexibility and independence when accepting jobs.
A sub’s first day at a new school can be just as intimidating as a student’s. Red Rover’s app allows districts to provide assignment details up front, making subs more likely to accept them. After a sub accepts a gig at a particular district, they can access a welcome message that gives them directions to the school along with details on where to park, when to arrive, their classroom assignments, and more. The school’s phone number and email address are also provided in case the sub needs more information, while push alerts can be turned on to notify subs of new and upcoming assignments, available jobs, and more.
Built from the ground up with mobile users in mind, Red Rover’s absence management and time tracking app benefits school district administrators, allowing them to:
“I love this app. It’s free and let’s me do nearly everything I need without having to go to the website. My district used another system that charged users, and it couldn’t even do all the things that Red Rover’s app does.”
Red Rover’s absence management and time tracking app supports district employees across every type of role, including teachers, as well as staff in administrative, janitorial, food service, and transportation roles. From the app, employees have the ability to:
Learn why more than 400 school districts are using the Red Rover app!
Red Rover can bring your administration, substitute teachers, and faculty into the 21st century! To access Red Rover’s free substitute teacher and absence management app, click here to download it from the Apple store or here for Android devices.
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News | August 04, 2021