New Valet Program: PikMyKid

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Parent Manual – English
Parent Manual – Spanish

Dear EKA Families,

We are excited to share that after careful consideration, EKA will now be using a program to help organize the school dismissal process and improve safety. This program is a phone application downloaded onto your smart phone (found in the app store) and will allow you to notify the school of pick-up changes and authorize others to pick-up your child from school, alert you when your child has been picked up or sent home on the bus, as well as help organize the car line and walk-up lines during pick-up. Placards cannot be used for dismissal! They are for identification purposes ONLY. Those without a smart phone or app must go the front office for a temporary day pass.

The registration process is easy and we ask that all parents register with the phone application as soon as possible. Several resources are included below to help you understand how to use the application and assist you with this transition. Please make sure you register with your personal current mobile phone number our school has on file for you and that it is a current number or the app will not allow you to access your child’s information for security reasons.

If you do not think the school has your mobile number on file or if your child does not appear in your app’s home page, contact support@pikmykid.com mailto:support@pikmykid.com after registration, with your child’s name, school, grade, and updated contact information for you.

Anyone who will be picking up your child should also register themselves with the application. Their screen will be blank and they will not have any authorization until you allow it within the app.

Thank You for your cooperation!

Please note: If you want to know more, go to this link https://www.pikmykid.com/features/for-parents/

For a video to find out more about PikMyKid and to see how to set up your student(s) account, please watch this video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/226681351

School Reach

128Dear Parents,

In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, Explore Knowledge Academy is implementing a telephone, email, and text messaging broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone, email, and/or text message within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start.  The service will also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by SchoolReach.

When used to deliver phone messages, the service will call all phone numbers in our selected parent contact lists and will deliver a recorded message from a school administrator. The service will deliver the message to both live answer and answering machines. No answers (phones ringing over 40 sec.) and busies will be automatically retried twice in fifteen minute intervals after the initial call.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1) This requires NO registration by the parent on the SchoolReach website.

2) All information and contact numbers are strictly secure and confidential and are only used for the purposes described herein.

3) For questions, to update contact information, or to opt-out of email or text messages, please contact the school by emailing schoolreach@ekacademy.org.
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New Website

Old EKA Website

(Old Website)

www.ekacademy.org has been redesigned to operate on modern software.  The site layout will be similar to the old website.  The front page looks different and the menu has changed slightly.  Many of the side blocks on the old website will be found under the “Resources” or “Community” menu.  We have also added a virtual tour of the school including 360 degree panorama’s of some of the facilities.  We will continue to add new things to the website.  We would appreciate any feedback or ideas for information you think should be included on the website.  Send website feedback to webmaster@ekacademy.org or use the contact form on the new website.  We hope you enjoy the new www.ekacademy.org!