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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.

Eduspire Solutions, an EdTech startup founded by a tech-savvy teacher in 2016, has developed a web-based software solution that has garnered national acclaim. E-hallpass, praised for its ability to improve classroom management and safety, has transformed thousands of classrooms across the country. With access to real-time, cloud-based hall pass technology and insights, schools are able to better keep track of student activity, behavior, security, and more.

Enhancing School Safety

students Imagine being able to pinpoint the whereabouts of any student, anytime. E-hallpass gives teachers and administrative staff that ability. At a time when many schools are increasing security budgets, e-hallpass provides the peace of mind needed. “It’s an additional security measure,” said Adam Knaresborough, assistant principal at Thomas Jefferson High School in Pennsylvania. “Let’s say we had to evacuate and a teacher says, ‘Two of my kids are in the bathroom. I don’t know where they are.’ I could look and see who they are. I could see a picture of them, and it gives us that data real time of where they are so we can go find them.”
 

So How Does It Work?

E-hallpass is a cloud-based web and mobile application that allows teachers and students to create a digital hall pass at the click of a button, on any device and operating system. Instead of stopping class to scribble a paper pass, teachers can now acknowledge students’ pass requests virtually hands-free, with minimal disruption to instructional time.
student hall passThe device can be left in the classroom and does not have to travel with the student. From the teacher’s dashboard, active passes show real-time hall traffic data, such as where a student has gone, how long they’ve been out of the classroom, and when they’ve reached their destination. Alerts and notifications make it easy to check in on students who are taking too long or abusing hall pass privileges.
E-hallpass also features reporting by student and time period, so that teachers and administrators can more easily notice trends in hall pass activity among particular groups of students and stem potentially problematic behavior.

Real Situations Call for Real Solutions

school evacuation
 
In addition to the everyday classroom management benefits of e-hallpass, even the unthinkable becomes easier to mitigate. When a Pennsylvania high school underwent evacuation due to a 2017 bomb threat, all students were accounted for and safely evacuated within ten minutes or less, thanks to the school’s mandate to use e-hallpass.
Additionally, troublesome and expensive issues like vandalism are easier to investigate with e-hallpass, which provides the insights necessary to determine the locations of specific students at specific times and correlate that data with known incidents.

Thoughtful Features Simplify the Lives of Teachers

Because e-hallpass was designed by a teacher, it is in a constant state of evolution as innovative, practical features are added. “Appointment Pass” is a special feature that allows teachers to schedule students for any future time, while “Auto Pass” makes it easy for students to self-initiate a repetitive pass request (such as the restroom, locker or water fountain) with minimal involvement from a teacher.  

Backed By Strong Partnerships

Hundreds of schools nationwide have installed e-hallpass building-wide, which has led to support from tech companies like Clever, Amazon Web Services, and Troxell, to name a few. Eduspire Solutions and e-hallpass tour the country by presenting at conferences like ISTE, FETC, and TCEA, and their products have earned attention from notable EdTech sources such as Educents, Getting Smart, EdSurge, GoGuardian, and others.

What’s the Catch?

There is no catch! Eduspire Solutions offers free pilots for schools who are interested in seeing how e-hallpass can strengthen their security protocols or solve their efficiency problems. E-hallpass is a cost-effective way to make a smart investment in the long-term success of schools who are serious about instructional time and ensuring that students stay in class. Eduspire Solutions representatives facilitate demonstrations with administrative stakeholders on an ongoing basis, and tiered pricing and volume discount options are available. Contact Eduspire Solutions today to set up a call, or visit their website to download literature to take back to your school.

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Ground Breaking Digital Hall Pass SolutionEduspire Solutions is proud of its flagship product, e-hallpass!
e-hallpass is a ground-breaking application designed to modernize today’s antiquated methods of administering hall passes. e-hallpass is also the only comprehensive digital hall pass solution on the market today. It handles all pass situations, including bathroom and locker visits, library and hub spaces, and requests from guidance, discipline, or the main office. A central dashboard continuously logs and monitors student time in the halls, improving school security and emergency management protocols. Perhaps most noteworthy: classroom disruptions are reduced by as much as 50%. (more…)