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At Holbrook Middle High School in Holbrook, Massachusetts this fall, e-hallpass (by Eduspire Solutions) was implemented as a way to minimize hall traffic, facilitate contact tracing efforts, provide a more sanitary (contactless) means of using hall passes, tracking missed class time during pass use, and more. Student reporter Vinh Nguyen gives us a look inside HMHS with his interviews of some students and faculty, who mostly speak favorably about e-hallpass. Click here to see the video on the Bulldog Banner at holbrookhub.com, or click here to request your own demo of e-hallpass to learn how it can aid your school in contact tracing efforts.

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Kari Conaway, Staff Writer for The Record Delta, talked to Buckhannon-Upshur High School’s new Principal Mr. Jonathan Pollock about his reopening plans for the impending school season.

In this article, which originally appeared on The Record Delta on August 28th, 2020, Principal Pollock detailed some of the school’s plans for reopening.

Continue reading “West Virginia High School’s Reopening Plans to Include e-hallpass”

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In-Person Reopening Plans at Pope Francis Prep in Springfield, MA to Include e-hallpass

Source: Western Mass News, Ryan Trowbridge, Sabrina Reilley, 8/27/20

In this article originally posted by Western Mass News, e-hallpass is cited as having been added to the in-person reopening plan for Pope Francis Prep in Springfield, MA.

Head of School Dr. Paul Harrington shared that the school’s relatively small number of students compared to its large footprint is one of the factors that will enable safe reopening procedures. Social distancing measures in compliance with local guidelines will be in effect, and the school has offered parents the option to keep their students home to live-stream the classes.

Class times and transitions have also been modified, and e-hallpass has been introduced in order to monitor and reinforce limits on the number of students allowed in the hallways during transition times.

To learn more about how e-hallpass can help your school protect students’ safety and enforce social distancing in your hallways, read this blog post or schedule a demo with an Eduspire Solutions representative.

E-hallpass Mentioned: Woodall School Announces Rules for Reopening

This article first appeared in the Talequah Daily Press and was written by Sheri Gourd.

Woodall Public School teachers, from left, Leigh Cooper, Angie Carter, and Ronessa Warren were excited to see students during the end-of-year parade held in March. Photo credit: Sheri Gourd, Talequah Daily Press

E-Hallpass Can Help Schools Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

As many schools struggle to adapt to the “new normal,” they are adopting policies that will protect students and staff. E-hallpass, by Eduspire Solutions, is a tool that, under “normal” school conditions, provides safety and security through increased accountability, transparency, a reduction in classroom interruptions, helpful insights and reporting, and more. During a pandemic, the digital hall pass solution’s thoughtful features are proving ever-useful in terms of offering additional, intangible protection against the spread of coronavirus.

School in Oklahoma Uses e-hallpass to Limit Student Volume in Shared Spaces

In the above article, Woodall School in Talequah, Oklahoma declares its use of e-hallpass to “limit the number of students in the restrooms, halls, office, and library.” Hall pass volume reduction is just one of the software’s capabilities, however. E-hallpass can also be used for contact tracing, contactless (sanitary and safe) hall passes, location restriction, informed deep cleaning efforts, and more.

Learn More: COVID Protection Features; Schedule a Demo

For more information on how e-hallpass is protecting students and staff all over the country, be sure to read our recent blog post and watch this short YouTube video to learn more. If you’d like to schedule a demo for your school, click here.

e-hallpass vaping

E-hallpass, by Eduspire Solutions, is again making headlines. Used by schools all over the country, e-hallpass is not only the ultimate hall pass solution but also a tool to combat the vaping epidemic in schools. The below article originally appeared on the Basehor-Linwood High School’s news website, blhsnews.com, and mentions e-hallpass as a vehicle for monitoring visits to restrooms, which is where much of the school’s vaping occurs.

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Basehor-Linwood High School in Basehor, Kansas
Written by: Delainey Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

A statistic from 2018 shows that 20-25% of students currently vape, however a student at the school believes roughly 90% of students have at least tried it.

“Everyone vapes. There’s so many people that do it all the time, which is why I think so many others have at least tried it,” said the student.

This school isn’t the only one dealing with the issues of vaping. Schools throughout the Northeast Kansas region, and the rest of the country are also experiencing issues with keeping vaping off of their campuses. Assistant principal Jared Jackson first noticed the issues surrounding vaping within the school around two years ago.

Continue reading “The Vaping Epidemic in Schools, from The Bobcat Network”

Thomas Jefferson High School Implements Personal Learning Time

This article first appeared on TribLive, by Trib Total Media | Written by Stephanie Hacke | September 26, 2019

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Image credit: Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review

Tranquil music echoes through the main hallway of Thomas Jefferson High School’s athletic wing during the middle of the school day.

Roughly 20 students lay on the turf floor, bending and stretching in meditative yoga poses.

In the gymnasium next door, it’s much louder, as students compete in a competitive game of bat ball.

While all of this occurs, a line of students step up inside the adjacent auxiliary gym and fire their bows in a new archery group forming at the school.

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Ridgewood freshmen to set class times under new flex schedule

Ridgewood High School freshmen will design their own weekly class schedules this fall under a new flex schedule program to begin in about six weeks, said Principal Chris Uhle.

Flextime Manager functions through the students’ school-issued iPads and gives students an opportunity to design weekly schedules, with the help of an adviser, based on their individualized academic needs. Read More

Continue reading “Chicago Tribune | Ridgewood High Adopts FlexTime Manager for Upcoming School Year”

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e-hallpassClass Now Available in Clever App Library

e-hallpassClass, a single-classroom-use version of e-hallpass, has now been made available through the Clever App Library.  This version of e-hallpass is free for individual teacher use in their own classrooms. Although it does not have all the features of the full version of e-hallpass, it allows teachers to take a step into the digital age to improve classroom management and safety.

See the post by Yovana Becher on the Clever blog for more information.
You can also review our installation guide to install the app and also the brief user guide to help you get started today.  Or if your school is interested in a free pilot of the full version of e-hallpass, contact us today for more information!

Citrus High SchoolCitrus High School will be featured on PBS for its innovative use of digital hall pass technology. The school’s 1:1 device initiative makes the new digital hall pass system a natural fit. The digital hall pass tool promotes student accountability and streamlined classroom management with fewer interruptions, and provides the school with increased safety and security as well as proactive intervention for potential behavioral issues.You can view the TV special online here, or to learn more about this security tool, e-hallpass, contact Eduspire Solutions for a free pilot.
Continue reading “Local Florida High School To Be Featured on National Public TV for Its Use of Digital Hall Passes — Case Study”