Thales Academy Wake Forest

Program Type:

PreK-5th grade private school

Quick Stats:

574 students, 54 staff members, 35 classrooms (27 day, 8 after school care rooms)

City:

Wake Forest, NC

Functionality used:

Check-in with parent codes, quick scan, daily reporting

Life since Brightwheel:

Since we instituted Brightwheel our parents have appreciated the ability to know when/who checked their kids in and out. Within seconds I can run check in/out reports for individuals or whole classes. We can easily identify students from other classes and grades and it is so easy for substitute teachers to learn names and faces. I love that if a parent has a question about when a student left or who picked them up we have a trackable system in place. Our parents with multiple kids love that we have the quick scan feature enabled. We have an eight inch QR code in our lobby that sparks questions and allows us the opportunity to reemphasize the benefits of having a parents account and the app installed.

Testimonial/fun Brightwheel anecdote:

(1) Some of our teachers allow our students to check themselves in on their iPads. The students love being able to check themselves in each morning. They beg their parents for their codes so they can check themselves out in the afternoons. Some of them even remember their parents’ codes better than the parents do. (2) Our students love looking at themselves on the iPads when they leave each day. Some will beg their parents to stay a little longer so they can look at all of the pictures. One would think that having just seen their friends in class they wouldn’t need to look at their pictures on the way out…especially every single day. (3) I absolutely love that brightwheel listens to client feedback. From the time that we began using brightwheel I have been able to make requests and see them show up on new releases within a couple of months.