PikMyKid Automated Dismissal & Safety Platform for Safer, Faster, & Easier dismissals.

App of the Week

12 word description of app/product:

PikMyKid Automated Dismissal & Safety Platform for Safer, Faster, & Easier dismissals.

 

Formats: iOS (iTunes), Android (Google Play), & Optimized Web Application

Website:  www.pikmykid.com

What does it help with? Automates & simplifies the school dismissal process with a free parent app & web-based school app. Allows parents to easily change dismissal modes. Schools can easily manage after school programs, field trips, bus dismissals, and ‘late parent arrival’. Proven to minimize traffic, speed dismissal times, simplify staff & teacher dismissal duties, and keep kids safer.

What grade and age range?  K-12

Is this core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development or what? Supplements and complements existing dismissal methods and safety procedures currently used by schools & districts.

What subject, topic, what standards is it mapped to? Meets all safety and security standards for data and information.

What lesson time does it use? Zero lesson time.

What is the pricing model? Priced on a per school basis, typical only a few dollars per day.

Are there services around it? 100% support by the PikMyKid Customer Success Team; Training included for Teachers, Staff, and Parents

What makes _______ unique? PikMyKid is the only comprehensive safety platform for automated dismissal, emergency alerts, an anonymous tip-line, and social media awareness.

A description of the characteristics--how is it designed for user interface, user experience? What instructional design principles are at work here?

There is a web-based school dashboard that easily allows teachers and staff to have full visibility for every students’ method of dismissal, the guardian responsible and the mode leaving school such as car line, bus, walking, or after school. Notifications are automatically generated and there is a permanent record created for each dismissal. Parents use a Free Parent App to easily make changes, put their child in an after school program, or even show their child as absent.  Studies have proven PikMyKid to reduce traffic, speed dismissal, minimize teacher & staff time required, and make children safer. Included is a unique emergency alert system that deals will all incidents, both tragic and more typical (like a child injury).

Teacher reviews:

Somer Yocom, Principal, Joshua Independent School District

“We love that you get confirmation that your child has been picked up –especially for the parent or guardian that is not in the pick-up line!”
 

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Paul Foltz, Associate Head of School for Finance & Operations, Swift School

“Under the old [manual] system, dismissal probably took us easily 45 minutes but with PikMyKid, we’re done in 25 minutes with over 200 cars … going through the line.”

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Sakenna Dear, Parent/Teacher, Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter

“Pikmykid has made arrival and dismissal a breeze. Safety was a big concern with students that risk getting left, lost, or injured so having a number system that helps us keep track with all registered students on campus is great!”

 

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