Setting Up Child Check In at Your Church

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    Leah Branch

    Can I add an allergy that a child has to their name tag?

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    Sheley

    Hey Leah, 

    Absolutely!  Follow this link to see how you can customize your name tags to include any existing profile fields: Customizing Your Check In Name Tags

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    tzroberts

    Is there a way to check individuals into multiple events (8 AM service, Sunday School, 11 AM service) from a single screen?

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    Emily W.

    Hi tzroberts!

    There is currently no way to check in people to multiple events from one check-in screen. Best Practice is to have multiple tablets that have different event check-ins pulled up. On one tablet you could have your 8 AM service and on another you could have your 11 AM service. :) 

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    par1500

    how do i connect my dymo labelwriter wireless

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    Emily W.

    Hi par1500, 

    If you you are using a Dymo Printer and your app, a computer still needs to be involved in the equation in some way to process the information for the printer. The computer is what has the DYMO software on it, as the iPad/phone does not, so it still needs to be involved.

    The benefit of the wireless printer though, is that this will connect to your computer over the wireless internet. So, you can have the appearance of wireless at your check-in desk with your iPad and printer, but have the computer located somewhere else! You could have your computer with the Print Station window open in your church offices and it will still work! It does not have to be right next to the printer to connect to it.

    Essentially, once you have established a working connection to your wireless printer via the latest Dymo Software, you can then establish a connection between that printer and Breeze. You can see all of the details here: Setting up your check in computer and printer
    This connection is not happening via the network, but via the internet in general. Which means as long as a Print Station is connected to the Wireless Printer, you can literally print from anything that's running Breeze and connected to the internet!

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    jessicab

    Hi,

    How can we set it up so that our leaders who are checking students in have access to the students family information. Specially emergency contacts in Breeze. We don't print name tags, is there another way to do that?

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    Emily W.

    Hi Jessica!

    To give them access to family information you will need to make sure that the permission is selected for family here:

    Since you are not printing name tags, exporting the students information with family information and emergency contact information to excel and printing it out to leave with the leaders, is best practice.

    Happy Breezing!

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    Megan

    Is it possible to have 2 iPads using the same computer as a print station with two different wireless printers? 

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    Emily W.

    Hi @office !

    Yes, this is possible. You just simply need to make sure that on the computer you have two different tabs open. Hope this is helpful! :) 

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    ellen

    How can I change what is seen on the Overview?  Currently ours shows information that should not been seen by Check In role and fields that are not helpful for an Event or Check In.

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    Emily W.

    Hi Ellen!

    You will want to set the role to Check In Only-This removes any data and information and only allows access to take attendance. 

     

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    kevin

    Our parents check their kids in before Sunday School and pick them up after worship. Some parents check them in before worship and pick them up after. Very rarely someone may check them in for Sunday School and check them out after Sunday School. We operate self-check in kiosks and a staffed kiosk for new people or people unfamiliar with the system. We DO NOT want to ask people to check in more than once and we don't have the resources (or don't want to use the resources) to staff all the kiosks when a huge number of regulars do self-check in.

    Can Breeze accommodate that?

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    Sheley

    Hey Kevin - Great question!  And thanks for writing it on this article because it made me realize that this article is a bit out of date with some of our new check in features!  

    Based on this information, I think you would benefit from using our "Kiosk" mode check in which will allow check in by either a barcode or a phone number.  This is our most secure option and the one that we recommend for an "unmanned" check in station. 

    Here's some information about kiosk mode and barcode scanners: 

    Using A Barcode Scanner To Check In

    Kiosk Mode 

    If you have some additional specific questions with this, we'd love to talk to you further.  Please Contact our Support Team and we can walk you through some additional options! 

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    office

    Hello,

    We currently run the Breeze check in system for our Sunday Morning service. On any given Sunday, we may have to add some new children to the event, but we are finding that I, in the office, do not receive notification that a new name/family was added. Is there a way to set up notifications for new families added to the database so that we can better connect with these families?

     

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    Emily W.

    Hi @office!

    Absolutely! You can set up this notification within your own user account. :) Here is a great resource that will help you set this up: Notifications 

     

    Happy Breezing! :) 

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    j6shin

    We are using the check-in settings for our children's ministry and I was wondering if there was a way to add an option where "GUARDIANS" and not parents in the same family can utilize their phone number to check-in or check-out the child? We have in our parent/child info sheet, the ability to add names of other people who can check out their children. How do we do this? Is there a way that Breeze can add under family, a guardian option where that individual can still be part of his/her own family? Currently, if I am part of my family, I cannot join another family. Therefore, if there was a guardian option, that person can be added to multiple families? Does that make sense?

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    Emily W.

    Hey @j6shin!

    The best practice for having guardians listed, is to add and list their information in the families profile as a custom profile field and then selecting that field from the drop-down in one of the custom name tag fields.

    You bring up some great points in what you're trying to accomplish in Breeze. I can see the added benefit in being able to add other guardians like this, working in children't and student ministry myself.  While we can get to your desired results eventually, you're just bumping in to some of our limitations. While this isn't comfortable for us, it does drive us to be better.

    We’re always on the hunt for the next great idea to serve churches better! For more information about submitting a feature request, please check out www.breezechms.com/features.

    Blessings!

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    cassie

    Is it possible to set a limit of the number of children that are allowed to be checked in?

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    j6shin

    Thanks @Emily W. 

    I understand adding the custom profile filed under Families profile and doing the drop-down, but when we print the labels for each child, I don't know if that would be helpful.

    The main issue I will be exploring this weekend is printing labels for Customizing TAGS: 

    1. Currently, in each corner and middle space, you can only input one field. Instead, it should be a drop down click menu, so you could select multiple fields. I don't know if it's better to use a text field or notes, and how that will print out.

    2. This way, hypothetically, if you tag another member as a "guardian" would it be able to print out their name and phone number if needed? I'm trying to work around this by creating a new category for Children's Ministry and adding the information that we need, but it is being a little bit tedious.

    3. I like the option of people registering on the event page, especially if they are brand new to the church. I discovered that recently, and i think it's marvelous, and helps with #2. How do I add a signature page where they can sign off on the liability waiver, and how do I upload that on the EVENTS page?

    Lastly, I appreciate all your support, and I am finding navigating through Breeze to be much easier than before. I hope the current platform will continue to improve, and I see so much potential with this system, so keep it up!

     

     

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    Emily W.

    Hey @cassie!

    Great question! At this time, that is not a current feature within Breeze. Feel free to check out our feature request page here: breezechms.com/features

     

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    Emily W.

    Hey @Joseph!

    Thanks so much for sharing this feedback with us! While we are eventually able to get those results, you are bumping into some of the limitations of check-in. 

    Specifically for the waiver-you might consider using a Form to capture this information: Getting a Signature on a Form 

    Some topics get a bit confusing through email so please feel free to reach out via phone with these questions so that we can best serve you!

    If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to let me know! We’re open 9am - 6pm (Eastern), Monday - Friday. Reach us by phone (888.320.6030) or email us here.

    We're always here to be a resource to you and your church.

     

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    connect

    Am I understanding correctly that your Breeze check in is only functional with a Dymo label writer?  WE are currently using a brother wireless printer and do not want to switch back to the Dymo printers due to a history of performance issues with them.  Is this going to be an issue?  Thanks

     

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    Emily W.

    Hi @connect!

    Thanks for reaching out! Great question! You can use the Brother Wireless Printer. Here are some additional details that will help y'all:

    Purchasing and Setting Up Your Check in Computer and Printer

    Breeze Check In App

    Cheers! 

     

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    brenda

    can you check in and print a label with a regular laptop connected to the Dymo printer only or do you have to do check in on an Apple device regardless?

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    Laura Fehr

    Hello! When a new child comes up to be checked in, I'm only seeing the option to add their name and assign a tag. Is there any way to also add contact information? In the meantime, we'll write the parent's contact information on a card and send it to the office to input later, but it would be a lot easier if our check-in crew could add a phone number and email when checking in a new child.

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    Micah M.

    Hey @Fehr!
    Great question! The place to enable additional contact fields would be in the Event Settings. From there, you can select multiple fields of information to collect! I also made a short video, showing you how to do this as well: https://cl.ly/a24913a2888f
    Happy Breezing!

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    ngebelein

    Hi Breeze! How can I re-print tags when needed. As in if the printer runs out of stickers or if a child loses their name tag and needs another one. We've had a heck of a time trying to print again- trying to check the child out then back in. It won't print again. Please help if you have a solution! :) Thanks. 

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    Rob N.

    Hey @ngebelein, 

    That's a great question!  I can see how it can be helpful to reprint a name tag for a child because it was either lost or damaged.  However, name tags cannot be reprinting within Breeze for Security reasons. Therefore, if you need a copy of the name tag to be reprinted, you will have to check the child out and back in again.

    I hope this helps!

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    ngebelein

    I don't see it being a security issue if the secure number matches what it did before. But anyway, I've tried checking a child out and back in again- no luck with it printing again! 

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