Some states require parent signatures as part of their licensing standards, a Check-In code is a digital equivalent. Check with your local licensing authority on this subject. If you need digital signatures, check out this article.
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 you find that code:
Log into the brightwheel mobile app
Choose the three horizontal lines in the top-left hand corner
Choose Edit Profile under your profile picture
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:
Tap the Edit icon next your check-in code
You will see a red-orange screen with your current code displayed
Enter a new 4-digit code
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
💡If your check-in code is not unique, you'll be asked to enter the last four digits of your phone number to complete the check-in
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.
Why am I being asked for the last four digits of my phone number when I try to use my check-in code?
Check-in codes are used to distinguish which account-holder is using the kiosk. If multiple people at the same program have the same check-in code, they will be asked to enter in the last four digits of their phone number to distinguish which account-holder is checking in.
If this is troublesome, try editing your check-in code to a unique code.
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 member can look up their check-in code online and it will work the same. You can find this code from the Parents tab in the brightwheel web app and clicking Reveal next to the parent's name.