PikMyKid Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PikMyKid

School safety platform for dismissal automation

4.32/5 (19 reviews)

PikMyKid overview

What is PikMyKid?

PikMyKid is a cloud-based school safety solution which enables school districts, charter/private schools, after-school programs, YMCAs, carpools, and daycare facilities to manage dismissal automation, emergency preparedness, traffic and liability mitigation with features such as daily dismissal plans, car line management, school bus tracking, parent messaging, emergency notifications, and more. A native iOS and Android app enables parents to manage their child’s pick up on-the-go via their mobile device.

PikMyKid connects schools, teachers, and parents with real-time messaging and alerts. Online, real-time communication helps users manage the school dismissal process safely and effectively. With PikMyKid, parents can assign pick-up permissions for certain days or times, and set pick up modes, as well as assign their kids to after school care, sports, or clubs. PikMyKid facilitates carpool matching and predictive traffic mitigation with advanced algorithms and machine learning, helping parents find the best routes and carpooling options.

A dismissal dashboard provides teachers with a quick overview of the day’s dismissal activity, allowing them to check delegations, absent students, and pick up mode changes at-a-glance. Reporting tools give users valuable insight into the dismissal process and overall school safety performance.
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PikMyKid reviews

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Aaron White

Works Great!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

Peace of mind. We now know exactly where our students are. Communication is better, and interrupting the classroom with change of dismissal for individual students is a thing of the past.

Pros
The software does exactly what it says it will. I can use this software with confidence that everything will just work. Notifications are huge for us! Parents are now consistently kept in the loop.

Cons
I wish the parents could have a web portal as well instead of forcing them to use an app. Also, you need to make sure you have good wifi outside for checking parents in. Once that is done, you are all set!

Response from PikMyKid


Hey there Aaron,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review PikMyKid. We greatly appreciate it. Thank you for pointing out that "The software does exactly what it says it will". We work hard to stay loyal and true to all that we market to consumers.

In regards to parents having a dashboard, we will discuss and work it into our next survey of improvements with our schools. And yes, good wifi is a must. Which we can now help with depending on the school's wifi structure.

"Peace of mind" is what we strive for.

Thank you, Aaron,

The PikMyKid team

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Karla Pearson

We've been using PikMyKid for two years now. It has reduced our dismissal time.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The customer service and support are amazing. They respond quickly and are extremely helpful in fixing any problems/issues we have. It is user friendly for administrators. It does reduce our dismissal time. When used correctly by parents, it can help ensure their child's safety.

Cons
Unless everyone uses the system properly, it's not 100% effective. Every single parent has to use the application and use it properly otherwise there are problems at dismissal. Because of this, it never works perfectly. One big problem for our school, that really needs to be fixed, is that even if parents delegate their children, if the parent goes through car line and announces, their child will be announced even though they have been delegated to someone else. This is a problem for parents who delegate one child, but pick up another child themselves. If they go through the car line before the delegated person does, then both children, even the delegated child, will be announced. This is a huge problem for our school. Also, on the dashboard for admins, it would be nice to be able to sort the list of students by the columns available. If we could sort that list alphabetically by last name, it would be very helpful.

Response from PikMyKid


Karla,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review PikMyKid. We greatly appreciate it. Our customer service team is so grateful for the glowing review. We are so appreciative to have a team that truly cares about our schools. Thank you for taking notice of this.

We appreciate that constructive feedback. We have worked to resolve a few of these issues and are always working to update the system to solve these problems.

Thank you again,

The PikMyKid Team

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Chelsea Monahan

PikMyKid has gotten much better and easier to use over time

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's very comprehensive. If all stakeholders are on board and using it appropriately, it's possible to know the dismissal plans/whereabouts of each and every student within about 7 seconds.

Cons
There are a lot of small things that make PMK less user-friendly than we would like. You have to take absent students out of the system one-by-one, you need to log out and in each day in order to have updated dismissal plans (some teachers have a hard time with this), and it took a long time to get enough buy-in with all of our stakeholders for it to truly be effective.

Response from PikMyKid


Chelsea,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review PikMyKid. We greatly appreciate it. We are thrilled to see you point out how well it works, especially if all of the stakeholders are on board and using it appropriately. This is crucial to implementing a new safety system. We appreciate you pointing out PikMyKid improving over time, we take criticism and feedback very seriously. We want our schools to have the best safety system in place for their students.

Per the multiple similar feedback requests, we have updated the system to allow bulk selections. We hope this has helped resolve a few of these issues for you.

Thank you again,

The PikMyKid Team

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John Mairs

Awesome Solution!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-20
Review Source: Capterra

PikMyKid has significantly improved our dismissal process. In the past, we used a custom-written Windows-based application to run dismissal, and it was definitely showing its age. PikMyKid has dramatically improved this for both buildings with its responsive, web-based dismissal management solution.

Pros
PikMyKid is very easy to use for teachers, administrators, and parents alike. It ensures dismissal is both efficient and safe. It also saves our staff time not having to deal with dismissal notes and random changes.

Cons
Their ability to integrate with other products like Student Information Systems is limited, and updating data in their system can be cumbersome.

Response from PikMyKid


John,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review PikMyKid. We greatly appreciate it. You acknowledged "It also saves our staff time not having to deal with dismissal notes and random changes." We love hearing that PikMyKid assists the staff's daily duties.

Thank you for the constructive feedback. We are always working to improve our systems and agree integrating student data can be a struggle. Take note, we are always using this feedback to make our system better for our schools.

Thank you again,

The PikMyKid Team

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Joseph Pope

PikMyKid makes car loop pick up a breeze

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that I can manage all parents and students in the school and monitor how they will be picked up each day.

Cons
I dislike the notifications you can send because they do not always work correctly and you cannot see them in the system.

Response from PikMyKid


Joseph,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review PikMyKid. We greatly appreciate it. You pointed out how you can manage all parents and students in the school, we are happy we are able to provide that extra safety factor for your school.

We have worked out many tweaks in our notifications and hope you have noticed the improvements.

Thank you again,

The PikMyKid Team

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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PikMyKid pricing

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PikMyKid offers flat annual licensing for school districts, or subscriptions at $10/student/year.
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PikMyKid features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Calendar Management
Records Management
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal

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Additional information for PikMyKid

Key features of PikMyKid

  • Absentee Management
  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Emergency Notification System
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Machine Learning & Advanced Algorithms
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
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