There are some great features available to help with check-in using an iPad, Tablet PC or Kindle Fire.
iPad/Tablet PC Check-in Assistant.
To help keep the check-in line moving, while still keeping a personal touch, a volunteer or worker manned with an iPad, Tablet PC or Kindle Fire can walk around and help set up parent/guardian and visitor accounts. Rather than waiting until each family reaches the front of the check-in line to create their check-in account, the volunteer can gather and input the pertinent information to set up their KidCheck account while they are waiting. This helps save time, keeps a steady flow for check-in and provides a great opportunity to welcome visitors and connect with families. While setting up the check-in account, the volunteer or worker can introduce themselves to visiting families and start a dialogue, or touch base with a an existing member that has not yet set up their check-in account. Now when the family reaches the check-in station they are ready to check-in and all they need to do is input their 10 digit phone number as their account will have already been created.
iPad/Tablet PC Admin Console.
It’s not necessary to be at the actual check-in station to complete key check-in administrative tasks. Instead, you can handle these important administrative functions right from a handheld device such as an iPad, Tablet PC or Kindle Fire - whether that’s in your office, in the classrooms, in the lobby or another area of your building. It’s easy, convenient and saves time. Some of the administrative tasks you can do include managing room capacity, checking security codes, sending emergency text messages to parents, changing locations If a child was checked in to a wrong location or needs to be moved, processing a child pick-up alert and more. It’s easier, faster and way more convenient. Plus, just think of the opportunities this provides for the folks in your classrooms to be able to take care of certain items and the convenience of accessing key check-in data without having to physically go to the check-in station.