School Dismissal Automation (SDA) is a system created to improve School Dismissal Procedures. SDA focus on Carpooling, Bus Tracking, Extracurricular Activities, and Parents' Permission for early releases and absences.

A Simple Solution

SDA contains an app to help schools to ensure a safe environment for the students to be released in a secure and rapid manner. SDA also helps the school and parents to schedule and manage early releases, absents and extracurricular activities. School Staff is always aware of all the vehicles that have arrived to the school anytime from any entrance!
A Simple Solution

SDA Dashboard

The SDA Dashboard is displayed on a large monitor in the pick-up area to notify the school personnel and students of the ride arrival order (carpool line or bus line). The staff responsible to distribute younger students to each vehicle will have a mobile device to follow the arrival list. Once the children are safely placed in the vehicle, the staff will check them out of the SDA Dashboard. The bus routes tracking each bus are displayed on a city map on the school’s SDA Dashboard.
SDA Dashboard

Where is my kid

SDA informs school personnel about the bus locations in the SDA Dashboard and informs parents of the location of each student through the app in the module called “where is my kid”. Parents have a peace of mind when they receive a text message informing that kids where safely released from the SDA Dashboard.
Where is my kid

Extracurricular Activities and Other Dismissals

Extracurricular activities can be scheduled for each student for a specific day or a given time period. Changes to an activity can be entered from parent's smartphone via the SDA app. If bus transportation is required, the location of the bus transporting the students is displayed in the SDA Dashboard and in the “where is my kid” module. Other releases that require parents’ permission (e.g. Medical Appointment, extra vacation time, illness, etc…) can be scheduled by the parent via the SDA app. The school will be informed via email.
Extracurricular Activities and Other Dismissals

Benefits

  • Safety is improved because SDA app tracks each student in the school bus until they reach their bus stop.
  • School security is increased by the automatic vehicle identification using leading beacon technology.
  • Waiting time for parents and drivers is reduced. This impacts the community because the traffic congestion in the surrounding areas is decreased.
  • Less school personnel is needed to run the carpool/bus dismissal procedures.
  • Tracking extracurricular activities and early release of students require minimal school personnel.
  • Since the early releases, absences and extracurricular activities are tracked through the SDA app, there will no longer be a need for parents to notify the school by phone or email.
Benefits