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School Dismissal Manager

Bringing Daily Dismissal Changes into the 21st Century

To make any daily dismissal changes, click here:

School Dismissal Manager




Memo from Principal Fishkin:

Dear Parents,

The BCSD elementary schools utilize an online dismissal program, called School Dismissal Manager, to help manage daily dismissal changes and ensure a smooth and safe dismissal procedure for all of our elementary students each day. School Dismissal Manager (SDM) allows you, the parent, to schedule and update your child(ren)’s daily dismissal plans at the click of a button on your mobile device or laptop computer. It is intended to replace notes and phone calls to the office since all the information you enter can be viewed by school staff electronically.  

Getting Started:

Visit the School Dismissal Manager website ( and click on “view online demo” to learn more about the program.

At the beginning of each school year, each parent will receive an email with instructions on how to use the system along with your personal credentials. A family username and password will be given to you in the introductory email from School Dismissal Manager. Your child’s “default” dismissal plans (your child’s dismissal routine on most days) will be set up for you. Once you login, the SDM program will prompt you to change your password and then will display your child’s dismissal plans two weeks at a time. You can choose to view the program in English or Spanish.

Making Daily Changes:

Securely login to School Dismissal Manager when there’s something different in your child’s normal dismissal routine and click to change. It's that simple. Enter the daily dismissal plan for your child (known as the “exception” dismissal plan). Any daily dismissal changes must be made by 1:00 PM.  No dismissal changes, unless it is an emergency, will be accepted after the 1:00 PM cut-off time. Also, any time a change is made a confirmation email is sent to all parents of record for that child…safety is the number one priority.  In addition, you can set up dismissal changes in advance. If you know your child will be attending a program after school or will need to ride a different bus, you can set this up electronically. Playdates, doctor’s appointments, Pride, gymnastics and more… can all be arranged at the click of a button on School Dismissal Manager!

Daily Dismissal:

Each day, after 1:00 p.m., School Dismissal Manager will automatically send an up-to-the-minute dismissal report to your child’s school. “Last minute scrambles for both parents and school staff are avoided and the safety of every student is ensured. It's simple. It's safe.” The school will communicate to bus drivers, classroom teachers, and pick-up staff any dismissal changes for the day.

For more information, please visit their website: Videos and tutorials can be found on the website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions about SDM

We look forward to working with your family to ensure a smooth and safe dismissal for all students!

Thank you,

Amy Fishkin

Principal, Pound Ridge Elementary School