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School Dismissal Manager

New in 2019! We are pleased to announce we are now using School Dismissal Manager to track absences, tardiness and changes in dismissal. No more sending in notes, calling the school or emailing the teacher – now you can do everything from your phone or computer! Download the SDM app to your phone or use it from any computer by going to and logging in.
You may make changes during the day up until 2:00PM (11:00AM on Early Release Days), after which you will need to call the office. We ask you only make a change after 2:00PM in case of an emergency. We recognize that there may be extenuating circumstances which prevent you from using the app; please call the office as soon as possible at (978) 465-4435 or (978) 465-4431 and we will be happy to help you.
Logging in: You should have received an email with your username and password. If you’ve checked your Spam folder and can’t locate the email, please call the office at (978) 465-4435 and we can resend it. Your username and password will stay the same as long as you have a student at the Bresnahan School. If you forget your password you may reset it by clicking on “Forgot Password” next to the username field on the login screen. If you are having additional problems logging in please call the office and we will be happy to help you.
Changing Dismissal: We set up your student’s default dismissal based on the information provided on the permanent dismissal forms earlier this year. To change the default, click on the “Parent Preferences and Student Default” button on the light blue bar above the calendar.
You may change your student(s) dismissal option by selecting that date on the calendar (once you login) and then click on the down arrow under “Choose Dismissal Instruction”. Please note this is an alphabetical listing of all the possible options; you may need to scroll down to find the option you’re looking for. If you have a recurring change (swim lessons every Tuesday, needs to be a Car Rider) please click on the “Recurring Dismissal Instructions” button on the light blue bar above the calendar. Please note you may only make a Recurring Dismissal Exception (change) from a computer; the mobile app doesn’t support that feature.
If you want your student to have the same dismissal option, just with another person (i.e. still a walker but going home with Suzy Smith), select that option under “Choose Dismissal Instruction” and then put the additional information in the “Note” box.
Once you make a change, be sure to click “Update Schedule Changes” to save your changes.
Changing Dismissal for a Future Date: You may set a change in dismissal (or arrival) for any date. You will see two weeks on your calendar. Below the calendar there is a button “Set Dismissal Instructions for a Future Date”, which will allow you to choose any date in the current school year.
Informational Buttons: There are two buttons below your student’s name; “Late Arrival” and “Leaving Early, Coming Back”. Both of these are helpful for the office and teacher to know, but do not affect dismissal. For “Leaving Early, NOT Coming Back”, use the arrow on “Choose Dismissal Option”, scroll down, select that option and fill in the fields.
Please note School Dismissal Manager is separate from the Family Portal.
We hope you find this as easy to use and time-saving as we have. Please call the office with any questions or problems - we will be happy to help you.