"Prior to my arrival at WHS, they arranged the appointment times manually over
the phone and they had 36% parent participation. We made the switch to
pickAtime and our parent participation increased to over 65%. We were hoping
with an easier system for making appointments, we'd have more, but we were
stunned by the increase."
Tim Kutz, Former Assistant Principal, Woodstock High School, Woodstock Illinois, (he's is now the Principal at Guilford High School)
"I just used your tool to schedule my daughters conferences at Howard High
School. It's wonderful! It was amazing at how easy it was at the school as
well, much more organized. The parent volunteers had the print outs ready at
the front door in case parents forgot them. Hopefully other schools will adopt
the system as well."
Melissa, a parent at Howard High School, MD
"The mechanism was very well received. In our wish not to cause any
anxiety for parents to schedule online, we offered anyone the opportunity to
simply give us what they wanted and we would have an army of volunteer moms
available to do the actual scheduling (we called it valet service). Of
the hundreds of parents who successfully made their own appointments, only 4
people opted for valet service, and two of those were only because they got
lost in the process. There will be no valet service offered next year."
Jim Jackimiec, Information Officer, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
"I can't express to you enough how thankful I am that you have designed the
pickAtime program for scheduling our school conferences. For many years I have
worked many hours of overtime (with much stress) scheduling our conferences
manually. pickAtime made my job so much easier because it allowed parents to
take ownership of processing their own schedules. After the initial setup, it
was a breeze for me to schedule (for those who did not have access to the
Internet), review and change conferences for both the parents and myself. One
major difference in using pickAime, and having the parents make their own
schedule, is that I did not receive any calls from parents who were upset
because they didn't get the appointment time that they wanted. The fact that I
didn't have to purchase a software program or licensing to use pickAtime was a
real money saver for our school and allowed me to access the database from home
when I was unable to come in the office. Your 24 hour support was a perfect
service for someone like me who does not always work the usual 9-5 hours. The
faculty and patrons found it to be very easy to use also.
Sylvia Vasquez Army and Navy Academy, Carlsbad, California
"pickAtime has provided a wonderful resource to our school. We have recently
completed a major renovation and construction project, and in the midst of that
reorganization, we asked staff to learn and use new software. It went
incredibly well from training and design to implementation, and allows our
staff to focus on the students and the services provided, not on the logistics
of scheduling. Thanks!"
John Dawson, IS Manager, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT
"What a great program! pickAtime made our parent/teacher conferences a breeze to
schedule. Our parents loved the convenience of being able to create their own
schedules online. Our teachers liked having the ability to preview their
appointments and the school secretaries were elated not to be a part of the
process! We will definitely use pick-a-time for our next conferences."
Sr. Barbara McLean
"I conducted a survey after the conferences were over and out of the 260 families we have, 179 responded to the survey and of that number 162 were pleased with the pickAtime program."
Kimberley Griswold, Director of Development
St. Joseph Regional Junior High School, Manchester, NH
"Thanks so much for helping us with our conferences!!! It all went so great. Our
Principal was very impressed as were the parents. It was wonderful working with
you & hope to again. We also will share our experience with other area
schools. Keep up the good work. Please email an invoice for our Conference.
This will be one bill we will enjoy paying...
You can quote me if you wish. It sure was nice to get complements instead of complaints from admin, teacher & parents."
Valerie Nelson - St. John of the Cross School, Western Springs, Il
"The parents really like the convenience of making the appointment on their own
time rather than having to get in on the phone lines. As a school that prides
itself on its technology use, it is also fitting that we offer this service
Dianne Dowman - The York School, Toronto, Canada
"From day one, PickATime has been a great resource to us here at TimeOut. If
fifty people wanted to sign up for an event before, they had to reach me by
phone or send an email, but now they have the ability to go through PickATime
24 hours a day, giving them an instant appointment with an automatic reminder.
PickATime allows me to focus on the success of the events, not the logistics of
Todd Oliver - Program Coordinator, TimeOut Services at Cisco Systems
"We used to have an assistant dedicated to making appointments for
Parent-Teacher conferences and many parents found that they had long waits in
line to get through. pickAtime eliminated these steps and gave our parents an
easy way to make their own appointments 24 hours a day. Parents have made a
point of telling me how much they prefer using the pickAtime system than the
Kit Doan - York House School, Vancouver, BC
"We are less than a week away from hosting our parent-teacher conferences and we
have about 90% enrollment...lots of positive feedback from parents."
Jaime Dominquez - Former Middle School Assistant Principal, The American School in London, London UK, (he's now the Head of School at Stuart Hall for Boys, San Francisco CA)
"pickAtime has become a major selling point for our organization. Our customers
love the functionality and ease of use."
David Greiff, V.P. of Sales - Flu Busters
"pickAtime's customer support is excellent"
Le Ann Nyberg - Flu Busters