Groups are logical associations of students that allow numerous students to be called for dismissal via a single entry.
Any student that is not dismissed to a guardian via Pick Up Id by necessity needs to be dismissed as a member of a group.
Locations are named, physical places such as:
A group may optionally have a location associated, such as Bus 101 to Bus Ramp, but in most instances an individual group will always go to the same physical place so the location information is often redundant, but no always.
For example, if group such as a tutoring group could meet in one of several different classrooms, then it makes sense to explicitly set the location for the group, including overriding the default location value to a different location when the group is called for dismissal.
Different group types provide different features. Choosing the appropriate group type is important to get the most out of Silent Dismissal.
Each student who is a member of a group must be assigned to that group along with the days of the week in which the student is participating in the group.
The set of students assigned to a group is presented in several different ways. See the Group Rosters page for more information.
Details on how to call a group for dismissal.