Brightwheel users will have different permissions on their account based on their relationships with students. A detailed visual of these permissions, by relationship, is available here.
Parents are granted the most control over their child's account and can get started on brightwheel by signing up here or by responding to an invitation from the school. Once a parent account is created, the school can provide a 10-digit code that is unique to each student. Parent permissions include the ability to send and receive messages, check their children in and out, see their child's profile and daily feed, add family & pickups, as well billing access.
It is possible for a parent to give their family members access to their child's brightwheel account so they can also stay updated on the child's daily activities. Family members can sign up here with their email address or phone number! Approved family members will be able to see the child's feed of daily activity, however they will not have access or ability to edit the child's personal information such as their homeroom, allergies, birthday, medications, etc. Family members will also automatically have the ability to drop off/pick up a student. They are also able to send messages to the school in case they need to communicate a quick update that is related to picking up or dropping off a child. Approved Pickups will not see any child information on the brightwheel app and can only use perform pickup/drop-off actions.
Another profile type that can be utilized by parents is an emergency contact. Parents have the ability to add emergency contacts to their student's profile in the event a parent cannot be reached in an emergency situation. Emergency contacts no access to the brightwheel app and cannot check a child in/out, they simply serve as an additional contact in case of an emergency.
For more information on contact types and brightwheel profile permissions, check out this article!