Check your child's school attendance and grades? There's an app for that

Some schools in the Twin Cities are now using the 'Infinite Campus' program, which allows parents to check things like attendance, grades and even lunch money from their smartphone. The app is free to use.
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Some schools in the Twin Cities are now using the 'Infinite Campus' program, which allows parents to check things like attendance, grades and even lunch money from their smartphone. The app is free to use.

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