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Plan for Student Safety Before the Back to School Rush

Now that the school year is coming to an end, it’s time to assess what practices are working in our schools, and which ones aren’t. Flash forward to early August: school is about to start, calls from parents are flooding in. You’re tearing your hair out, but you know this all could have been avoided… Continue reading Plan for Student Safety Before the Back to School Rush

Investing in a Safe Learning Environment for Your Students

Asafe learning environment enables students to thrive in school. If a student feels uncomfortable, for any reason, it can negatively impact the learning process and impede their entire future. There are many variables that can go into making a child feel unsafe at school, from bullying to threats of violent activity to not feeling heard. Students… Continue reading Investing in a Safe Learning Environment for Your Students

The Impact of Great Teachers

Given the opportunity to write something for Teacher Appreciation Week, I’ve been lucky enough to have more than one great and inspiring teacher come to mind. But no teacher has impacted me more than Ms. Shaw. This is that story. Ten years, that’s how long I’ve known Tahvia Shaw, Principal of Terrace Community Middle School in Thonotosassa, Florida. But back then… Continue reading The Impact of Great Teachers

PikMyKid and DPrep Join Forces to Host School Safety Workshop

Florida School Safety and Active Shooter Workshop Gives Educators the Tools to Put Safety First. Attendees will receive training on responding to an active shooter, pre-incident preparation, as well as everyday school safety measures. Participating staff will also earn certificates upon completion of the course. Both organizations have a comprehensive background in School Safety and… Continue reading PikMyKid and DPrep Join Forces to Host School Safety Workshop

PikMyKid Offers 1,000 Free School Licenses for its Panic Button App

In the event of an emergency, the Kidio Safety application enables school staff to raise an alarm on any device with the push of a button. Leading provider of school safety solutions PikMyKid today announced that it will be offering 1,000 free school licenses for its Kidio Safety Panic Button app. This feature on the… Continue reading PikMyKid Offers 1,000 Free School Licenses for its Panic Button App

Taking Control of Dismissal Changes – Part Two

This second article dives deep into specific safety school characteristics and the effects of a schedule change management. These include emergency contact management, carpooling, message confirmation, special needs, custody issues, after-school programs, and most importantly teachers time. In part one I defined schedule change management, and how the system works to aid school staff in the process.… Continue reading Taking Control of Dismissal Changes – Part Two

Taking Control of Dismissal Changes – Part One

Multi-ethnic elementary school children standing in front of school bus.

How is a parent’s end of day dismissal changes for their child regulated on a daily basis? On an average, a school with 400 students receives a total of up to 40-50 change requests via emails or phone calls to the front desk or to the individual teachers every day. As we are approaching 2018,… Continue reading Taking Control of Dismissal Changes – Part One

Shorter School Winter Dismissals, Warmer Children = Safer Schools

Winter can be one of the best times of the year. Students love to play in the snow. Who doesn’t like to make snow angels or throw snowballs at each other!? However, as winter quickly approaches, the cold wintry months can cause students to get sick, traffic delays and school closures. The PikMyKid system was… Continue reading Shorter School Winter Dismissals, Warmer Children = Safer Schools

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