do I access the Admin menu for setting up and configuring
School Check IN?
click on the Admin button on the main School Check
screen. Enter the Admin's password when requested.
The default Admin password was eamiled to
you or may be found on the installation cd.
NOTE -- Always exit School
Check IN using the RED EXIT button found in the Admin
section. Do not use "ctr-alt-del",
"alt-F4" or any other method to exit School
we lose our Admin password, can we still access
the Admin function?
passwords cannot be replaced. We strongly
recommend that you write down your Admin password and keep it in a secure place. We also further
recommend that you share this password with only
a few people.
we disable buttons on the School Check IN main screen
that we do not wish to use?
through the Admin section, you can disable (make
disappear) any of the six (6) buttons (Student
Late/Tardy, Teachers/Substitutes, Early Dismissal,
Volunteers, Visitors and Vendors). The Admin and Office
buttons are permanent and cannot be removed. At any
later date, you may enable (make appear) and once
again use any or all of the five function buttons.
we import student and class information into School
you can import volunteer, student, class and faculty
& staff information from
an Excel file and/or a CDL (comma delimited) file.
See the user manual for more detail on how
to import data.
we delete expired information?
data should only be deleted from the Admin function
(refer to the user's manual) using the Admin delete
functions. Do not use Windows
Explorer and/or windows system commands (i.e. delete)
to delete files or erase data.
Doing so will
damage your application.
we edit incorrectly entered information?
using the Admin function, you can edit all data
in all data files, except the Actions file. The
Actions file is a repository file that contains
every transaction that School Check IN performed.
we edit the list of excuses and/or purposes?
you create your own list of excuses and/or purposes
for Student Late/Tardy, Volunteers, Visitors,
Early Dismissal, Job Functions and Faculty Off Campus
Purposes. In addition, you can set
the priority of your list as to the order of your
excuses and/or purposes. The maximum number
of excuses and/or purposes allowed is ten (10).
However, in actual use, you may only enter
nine (9) items because number ten (#10) is default
set to "Other".
For the Visitor list, the
number of visitor reasons you may add is restricted
to eight (8) because reason #1 is default set to
"Volunteer" and reason #10 is default
set to "Other".
we need to re-enter student and teacher information
each school year?
most schools, the answer is yes. But for small
schools that have low student and teacher turnover,
through the Admin menu, you could promote your students
from last year's teacher's class to the new school
year's teacher class. Simply change the teacher's
name and class (see user manual for assistance).
For larger schools (more than
one class per grade), you will need to delete and
is accidently deleted, can it be retreived?
As long as you do not dlete the actual files
themselves, most times data can be restored. Everytime
you start School Check IN a backup is made. You
can even control the backup location (where on your
school's network the backup should be placed).
does School Check IN read the time and date?
acquires the date and time information from the
computer on which School Check IN is installed. It
is vital that you accurately maintain your computer's
date and time settings.