As Summer comes to an end, districts are preparing for device distribution. Going into distribution day can be nerve racking, but at Hayes, we want to make the transition into this school year as smooth as possible. We have created a complete guide to help easily navigate and prepare for the beginning of the year device distribution. Scrambling to get...
Prepared by Hayes Software Systems, below is a checklist to ensure your end of year device collection process runs smoothly.
Prepare for Device Collection
Establish collection locations
Identify roles and responsibilities of team members
Create device drop off schedule
Design traffic flow plan (i.e. one way lines for car drop off, etc.)
Determine team member training requirements on processes and procedures
Develop Device Collection Processes and Procedures
Choose workflows for statuses and notes (i.e. damage, storage)
Decide receipt delivery method (i.e. printed, email, signature capture)
Communicate Device Collection Process
Email parents and guardians collection process plan and schedules...
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