The Staff Sign feature allows the Child Care Attendance app to capture a staff signature and time stamp for a group of students at once (vs checking in individual students one at a time). This feature is normally used at the beginning of an After School session (so all students are checked in by staff with the same time stamp) or at the very end of a section to show all students were checked out by a particular staff person with the same time stamp.
It is recommended that staff capture parent signatures upon drop off or pick up whenever possible. Using the Staff Sign is optional and does not have to be done in order for students to be signed in or out by parents and other authorized pick ups.
When site staff open or close a section, it is possible to modify the open or close time being captured to align with actual times for that location. Provided there is a stable wi-fi connection to sync the data, the Administrative side will display updates on the Child Care Site Dashboard. It may appear as a delay if the site staff modified the time backwards to reflect an earlier time stamp for the open or close section process.
If an iPad is not connected to wi-fi (or cellular service) at the time attendance is recorded, the data is stored on the app and synchronized during the next sync. If you encounter any issues with the data sync, please check the wi-fi status in the iPad Settings menu. If you are having further issues, please contact Support for troubleshooting. Important Note: Please do not delete the Child Care Attendance app as that can cause data loss.
This video is a demonstration of the process of using the Staff Sign feature and includes details on how this affects what is displayed on reports like the Child Care Signature Log.