Text messaging makes communicating with guardians, volunteers and employees fast, easy, inexpensive and private. Guardians can elect to receive text message notifications when their children check in and out giving them additional peace of mind (this is especially helpful if a different authorized guardian is taking care of their child). As an administrator, you can also send both individual and broadcast text messages through KidCheck.

 To send a text message to a guardian:

If the child is currently checked in, use the Admin Console:

Using the App: 

We have released an Admin Console for iOS (which you can get from the Apple Store) and Android (which you can get from the google play store) smartphones. This is a great tool for administrators to access guardian’s information and emergency text messaging right on their phone.

  1. Launch the Kidcheck Admin Console app (via Google Store/Apple Store)
  2. It will first launch on the KidCheck Dashboard.
    1. There is a caret-left icon on the top left-hand corner
  3. The Admin Console will appear with the list of kids checked in
    1. Click on the name of the kid and it will show you the Child Detail
    2. Scroll down to show the Guardian List
    3. Click on the guardian you would like to send  a message to
    4. Enter your message in the text box you’d like to message, and click Send

Using the Website: 

  1. Access a child’s Account Detail Lookup Page via the Admin Console. Either:
    1. Scan the child’s name badge at a Staff Attended Check-in Station,
    2. Access the Admin Console via the graph icon at the top right-hand corner of the check-in screen and click on the name of the child, or
    3. Access the Admin Console by logging into KidCheck as an Admin and going to the Check-in tab > Utilities tab > select the Start button for the Admin Console (on Standard and above editions):
  2. Click on the Guardian List tab (if accessing the Admin Console from Check-in)
  3. Enter your message in the text box next to the parent you’d like to message, and click Send
  4. Click on the checkbox icon in the upper right to return to check-in mode (if accessing the Admin Console from Check-in)

 

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Texting a parent of a currently checked-in child via the Admin Console.

 

Send an individual text message from the People tab:

    1. Sign in to your administrative KidCheck account
    2. Click on the People tab
    3. Search for (and select) the individual to message
    4. Click on the Send SMS link in the Account Details box
    5. Compose the message and click Send Message

 

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Sending a text message to a guardian from the People tab.

 

Also see:
Broadcast text messaging tutorial
Text messaging benefits