From Waynesville R-VI School District
Special to GUIDON
Waynesville R-VI schools implemented new entry procedures Tuesday.
Parents will now type their name into the KidAccount device and then select their reason for visiting. Once parents have completed those steps, they will show their identification to the secretary to gain entry into the building.
“Adding this new level of security helps to ensure that students are safer at every building,” said Michele Sumter, director of student services. “I want to encourage families to allow extra time when picking up their children as everyone adjusts to the new system.”
The KidAccount system is already in place at East Elementary and Freedom Elementary.
“If a secretary is on the phone helping another family, parents can enter their information without having to wait, which ultimately should expedite the process,” Sumter said. “Additionally, with the new system, parents may opt to have their child brought directly to them at the entrance, rather than waiting in the office.”
Beyond establishing a more secure entrance, the KidAccount system allows parents and community members to track their volunteer hours automatically.
“We value the time our community and stakeholders give to our schools and want to recognize them for all the hours they dedicate to our students,” Sumter said.