We recommend any modern version of Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
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Seamlessly schedule all the events occurring throughout the busy school year. You will find that scheduling dances, student council meetings, performances, and PTA fundraisers is a breeze with Pinwheel®. You can quickly see facility availability, make a reservation, and automatically give your Facility folks a heads up. Then, you let Pinwheel® communicate the event details directly with the people who need to know and want to know.
You will also be able to monitor hall traffic with the Hall Pass feature and update your handbook throughout the year if necessary.
You can customize Pinwheel® for your school by adding your choice of quote theme, school colors, images, and logos along with your school events and handbook.
Don’t forget that Pinwheel® accounts for your students and faculty can be created and synced automatically from your student management/information system so there’s no extra work for you.
In many schools, the Athletics and Main Office calendars are two separate, stand-alone entities. We understand the need for two scheduling systems; fortunately Pinwheel® is able to combine the results of the unique systems into a single public facing calendar source for your school.
Our athletic software is born from a time-tested, fully-functioning solution for your athletic director.
It’s a web-based solution that can import everything from your current athletic software; from contracts with other schools and officials, to transportation and worker coordination.
Pinwheel’s athletic software is a best-in-class solution Athletic Directors appreciate.
Pinwheel® is specially designed for schools going to a 1-to-1 computing environment.
All the printed datebook customization and functionality is matched in Pinwheel®. You will continue to sharpen your time management skills by recording assignments and planning ahead for important projects.
You can enter assignments directly on to student calendars and students can get reminders for all their upcoming classroom responsibilities. Plus, parents can choose to track the assignments as well. Miss a class due to illness or appointment? Students and parents can figure out what they missed without adding work to your already busy day.
Coaches can now communicate easily and conveniently to their teams and their parents. They will be able to proactively communicate practice times, game times and any schedule changes or announcements via email and text message so everyone stays on the same page.
We're sure you will appreciate the convenience of a single source for all the information you want to know in a simple, intuitive system. You will be able to stay on top of everything that your kids are up to, and can receive the same homework and test reminders … as well as practice and game updates - as they do.
You’ll have an online handbook that is indexed, searchable, and can easily be changed throughout the year. Administrators will be able to see who’s in the hallways in real time, as well as review past hallway traffic for individuals or classes. Plus, all our reference pages are included.
When the Main Office updates rosters and classes within their Student Information system, Pinwheel® will update as well ... automatically. That is because student and faculty accounts are synced with the SIS. Schools can also ensure that students are subscribed to mandatory subjects and other important information.
Alerts and messages can be sent from administrators that will notify recipients with important information. Event reminders can be tailored for every single type of event. Homework, games, practices, and club meetings can all have reminders.
It is easy to quickly search and discover what rooms are available when you need a space. You can schedule rooms and check for conflicts, then communicate room usage and needs to everyone who needs to know.
Have a problem? Check the frequently asked questions below, or view the Tutorial Videos for more help.
We recommend any modern version of Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
If you are unable to connect to the internet on a regular basis (no internet at home, for example) we recommend that you take advantage of the WebCal syncing feature available in Pinwheel® and sync your calendars with your phone’s native calendar app.
Most times the problem is that your phone is in private browsing mode. Turn off private browsing mode in your phone’s settings, then click the link in activation text message again, and enter your username and password. If you have already entered your username and password, click enter again.
The Create Account button activates (turns orange) when all required fields are completed on the Create Account form. Be sure you have entered school’s zip code (which may be different than your residence), chosen a specific school, chosen your time zone, and checked the Terms and Conditions check box.
Click the Login tab and then the Forgot Password link.
When you create your Pinwheel® account, for security purposes, you will be sent 2 emails. The first email welcomes you to Pinwheel®. The second email is to confirm your email address. Click the link in the email and enter your username and password to complete the process.
If your computer’s default browser isn’t a modern web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or at least Internet Explorer 10, you may have trouble activating your email address. We recommend copying the link from the email, then pasting the address into a modern web browser. (See the FAQ on Recommended Web Browsers.)
If you find Pinwheel® is not loading as you were expecting, many times refreshing the browser will fix the problem. Logging out and back in may also help your computer reset and get you the proper view from Pinwheel®.
Be sure that you are entering the zip code for your school’s physical address.
Creating your Pinwheel® account works best on a laptop or desktop computer using a modern web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or at least Internet Explorer 10.
To set event reminders select the event or calendar you would like reminders for, click the Add Reminder tile then select the interval you would like. Be sure to click the check mark to confirm your time interval, then click the Save button to close.
Please note, you will not receive reminders if you do not have any active contact points.
Please make sure you have reminders set up for your events. Also, please make sure you have active contact points.
Currently, users are not able to delete accounts.
Currently, calendars cannot be deleted. However, you are able unsubscribe from calendars using the Unsubscribe button.
By clicking the eyeball you can make calendars appear and disappear from view, while still being subscribed to the calendar – and receiving reminders and messages.
Once you have successfully activated at least one Contact Point, you will receive all school-wide instant messages for every school for which you have subscribed. Again, you will only receive the message if your Contact Points are activated.
If you’ve forgotten your username, please contact us via email at Pinwheelhelp@trypinwheel.com.
If you have used the wrong email address, simply create a new account using the correct email address. You may want to change the username in the erroneous account, so that you are able to use your preferred username in your active Pinwheel® account.
No. We do not have a standalone app at this time. Pinwheel® is a web-based application only.
To add schools to your Pinwheel® account, open your menu and click the account tile; then click the subscription tab at the right (above your list of contact points). There, you can enter your school’s zip code, click Find Schools, then select your new school. Your school will be added to list of Currently Subscribed Schools.
Your contact points are activated if you see a green checkmark box in your Accounts Contact Point view. If you see a red alert box, your contact point is not activated. You may have to refresh your browser to see if your Contact Point is activated.
Watch the quick tutorials below for detailed instructions on Pinwheel® features.