Use brightwheel's Attendance and Check-in features to make sure that current and historical attendance data is accurate, even if an attendance action is forgotten or missed.

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Edit Attendance Records

If an attendance error is caught quickly, staff and administrators can quickly fix the error through their brightwheel account on the app.

Please Note: If you require parent signatures during check-in for licensing purposes and need to retroactively collect these, we suggest having the parent repeatedly check the child in and out in their app or a Check-in Kiosk, and then you edit the date and time of those records to reflect what was missed.

Correcting using Attendance Mode

If a parent or other student contact has dropped a student off without checking them in or picked them up without checking them out, staff and administrators can record these actions via Attendance mode on the brightwheel app.

  1. Log into a staff or administrator account on the brightwheel app

  2. Select the Room where the check-in or check-out should have occurred

  3. Tap Attendance

  4. Tap on the student or students' profile(s), and then tap Check in or Check Out at the bottom

Keep in mind that when using Attendance mode to record check-in data, Check-in Kiosk settings like Digital Signature, Health Screen, and Drop-Off Forms won't be available for staff and administrators to complete.

Correcting on the Web

Administrators, managers, and staff can edit the date and time of Attendance actions at any time through the student's activity Feed on the web. Additionally, if a student is accidentally checked in or out, that incorrect record can be deleted

  1. Log in to your brightwheel account on the web

  2. Navigate to the student's activity Feed

  3. Locate the applicable attendance record

  4. Click Edit

    1. If editing - update the date, time, and Staff Only option (as needed)

    2. If deleting - click the Delete Activity option in the bottom left corner to immediately delete the record

  5. Add any applicable notes

  6. Click Save

Administrators can also correct errors in attendance records all in one spot by using the Daily Attendance Summary Report on the web instead!

Correcting on the App

Administrators and staff can edit the date and time of Attendance actions at any time through the drop-off form submission on the mobile app. Additionally, if a student is accidentally checked in or out, that incorrect record can be deleted on the mobile app.

  1. Log in to brightwheel on the app

  2. Navigate to the student's activity Feed

  3. Tap on the Attendance record that needs to be corrected

    1. If editing - click Edit Drop Off Form or Change Time to update accordingly

    2. If deleting - click the red Delete option to immediately delete the record

    3. Click Cancel to exit the popup and make no changes

Correct Check-in Records that need a Signature

You can correct check-in records for students in the event of a missed or delayed check-in needing a signature.

You will need to work with one of the parents or guardians in order to add signatures to the check-in/out record. In order to determine how many check-in or out signatures are missing from the student's attendance record, you will first run a Check-in Report.

  1. Log into brightwheel on the web

  2. Navigate to the Reports tab from the purple dashboard menu

  3. Under the Room Reports section, select Check-in

  4. Select the desired Date Range

  5. Apply the filter for the Student's name if needed

  6. Click Apply

  7. You will now see the missing signatures on the report

  8. Calculate the number of missing signatures needed under the check-in and check-out columns

Once you have run the Check-in Report and have determined the number of missing signatures, request time with the parent or guardian of the student to complete the process by following these steps:

  1. Have the parent or guardian repeatedly check the child in and out the number of times you found on the report (with a signature each time) via Kiosk Mode or with the QR Code.

Once you have the number of signatures that were missing on the report, you will edit these new times through the Student's Feed by following these steps:

  1. Click into the student's Feed under their Student Profile, and tap on the new Check-in/out Records that you've just recorded

  2. Tap Edit, and select the correct date and time for the day that was missed according to the Check-in Report

  3. Remove any duplicate attendance records of check-ins or outs recorded by a Staff Member

This will mean that the student's check-in records for that day will show the updated times that you've recorded, as will your check-in report, attendance report, and ratio report. We recommend running a new Check-in report to ensure all dates are now covered with a signature.


Add Historical Attendance Records

With busy mornings, we know that parents or staff may occasionally forget to complete check-in for students. If an entire day of check-in and check-out records are missing, staff or administrators can add the historical data using Attendance mode on the brightwheel app.

  1. Log into a staff or administrator account on the brightwheel app

  2. Select the Room where the check-in should have occurred

  3. Tap Attendance

  4. Tap on the student or students' profile(s), and then tap Check in at the bottom

  5. Tap on the student or students' profile(s) again, and then tap Check out at the bottom

  6. Exit Attendance mode by tapping Close

  7. Tap on the student's profile

  8. Scroll through the activity list to find the newly added check-in and check-out activity records

  9. Tap on each check-in/out record, and select Change Time

  10. Update the dates/times accordingly
    Please Note: Check-in/out records cannot be logged for a future time or date

  11. Tap Update Time to save changes on each record

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