While Pikmykid can be used to manage daily student health checks, student dismissal and student absences, we are only using the app with elementary schools for dismissal for the 2021-22 school year. Below is information about how we will be using the app.
In a physically distant dismissal, the goal is to reduce visitors and parents from entering school premises for student pick-up. Parents are encouraged to stay in their cars in designated pick-up lines. Using the Pikmykid system, parents can digitally alert the school that they are outside to pick-up their child. Notifications are then sent to the appropriate teachers/staff who dismiss each child at the appropriate time.
You can easily assign pick-up permissions to other people for certain days, times, and pick-up modes. You can also set this schedule up to repeat throughout the year and update if necessary. This is much safer than a list of allowed guardians sent in at the start of the school year - giving parent’s finite control over who can pick-up their children and when they are approved to do so.