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Some states require parent signatures as part of their licensing standards, a Check-In code is the digital equivalent. Check with your local licensing authority on this subject.  If you need digital signatures, checkout this article.

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Find Your Check-in Code

Every user with a brightwheel account has a check-in code assigned to them upon the account's creation. You will use this code to check in your child if you are a parent, or yourself if you are a teacher or staff member. Here is where yo find that code:

  1. Log into the brightwheel mobile app
  2. Tap the Hamburger Menu (three horizontal lines in the top-left hand corner)
  3. Choose Edit Profile under your profile picture
  4. Then scroll to the bottom to see your Check-in Code

Customize Your Check-in Code

It is vital that you use your own check-in code to ensure proper record keeping! In the attempt to make this easier, brightwheel allows you to customize your check-in code at any time.  Here's how to do this from your profile in the app

  1. Tap the Edit icon next your check-in code 
  2. You will see an orage screen with your current does displayed
  3. Enter a new 4-digit code
  4. If your code matches that of another staff or parent, a warning message will be shown, you can still save and use that code but it is not recommended*
  5. Once you enter a unique code, tap the Save button

*Please Note: If your check-in code is not unique, you will be required to enter the last four digits of your phone number to verify your account before completing a check-in.


Can parents or teachers update their code on the website?

The required check-in code can only be edited and toggled on and off within the app from the check-in screen.

Go to Check-in > Tap the gear icon at the top > toggle Check-in codes

Can a parent use their check-in code if they have not activated their brightwheel account?
Yes!  If a parent has not activated their account, a staff memeber can look up their check-in code online and it will work the same. See this article on how to find a parent or approved pickups check-in code. 

Related Articles:

"How do I find a checkin code for a parent or approved pick up?"
"Check-in Overview"
"Staff check-in and ratios"

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