New Silent Dismissal Procedures Effective March 21, 2016admin
We will be updating our current dismissal procedure by eliminating the use of walkie-talkies and making our communication system more streamlined. By using this new program, Silent Dismissal, parents will be able to make changes to their child’s dismissal plans without worrying about whether the teacher and office will be in the communication loop. Parents’ cars will also be equipped with a rear view mirror tag which will help facilitate end of the day communications with the classroom teachers. Here is how the program works:
You will be provided at least two carpool number tags to be used when your child is picked up from the school at the end of the day. Please clearly display this number on your vehicle by hanging it on your rear-view mirror – laying the number flat on your dashboard makes it very difficult for staff to view. If you send a different person to pick up your child, he or she must also have this number to display or come to the office to sign out your children.
Parents will be able to access the program two ways:
Web Access – Each parent is provided access via the web at http://davinci.sdcs28.com/. Your log in information for this site will be included on the car tag that was sent home with your child on Monday, March 7th. From this site you can perform the following operations for child(ren) associated with your account:
- Set the default dismissal method for each weekday
- Override the default dismissal method for the current day
Overrides for the current day must be submitted before 2:45 pm. After that time, the system will not accept changes for the current day.
Mobile App – Parents may also access the service via a mobile app for either Android or Apple devices. The cost for this app is $1.99 and is purchased by the parent if you choose to use this feature. Through this app, you are able to complete the same functions listed above in web access as well as:
- Enter the student dismissal action when within the allowed geographic boundary
This means that when you are in the parking lot your phone will alert the school to dismiss your child to the back door. Though you will still need to wait until your car is in the loading zone in order to pick up your child. Turn the mirror tag around to show “Using App” message.
ACTION REQUIRED – As parents, you are responsible for checking and setting the default dismissal method for each child for each day of the week. Teachers have put their information into the system, but it important that you verify that it is correct as soon as you get your materials. Click the circle with a check in it on the right side of your child’s name to see the dismissal information. Once set, these methods will remain in place until you change them and may be overridden on any day by you until 2:45 p.m. of the school day for which you are requesting a change.
We will be starting this new system on Monday, March 21st. We know that starting a new process for dismissal mid-year may seem like a daunting task, but we want to work out as many of the kinks as possible so that we are ready to start a new school year with a smooth running program.
Please email Holly Fischer with any questions.