As much as we want students to stay in school the entire day, there are often times when they need to leave early for various reasons. SmartPass can help you track the data around students leaving early, but also coordinate and communicate passes in these situations as well.
Here’s how you can use SmartPass to issue Early Dismissal passes to students.
Configuring the Pass
To configure your Early Dismissal Pass, you’ll want to follow these steps:
Create an early dismissal room with these settings…
Use one-way travel type
Give students enough time to gather their things, head to the office, and check out
Teachers in room aren’t critical, but would need to be whomever will issue the passes (usually main office or attendance staff) if you include them
Disable counts towards pass limits
Disable Origin Room
Restrict passes for now and future
Have requests go to whomever will issue the passes (usually main office or attendance staff)
Select the color you use for attendance or offices
Select an icon
Here what this process looks like for a school whose attendance clerk is Mrs. Nunez:
Using the Early Dismissal Pass
Students shouldn’t be creating these passes themselves; your main or attendance office staff would be the one to create the pass for students when they receive a note or call saying that the student is leaving early.
When you need to create an early dismissal pass for a student, office staff will start by either scheduling or creating a pass for them.
Because the Early Dismissal pass is created just like any other restricted room, office staff can schedule and create passes with the dismissal room as the destination.
For more detailed information on how to schedule passes for students, you’ll want to check out this support article.
You can find details on how to create passes in this guide.