How It Works

For Schools & Organizations.

Worried about the safety of your teachers & students?
Tired of paper permission slips, manual follow-up and lost permission slips and forms?
Do you worry about the responsibility of teacher’s holding funds until the field trip?
Do you have an automated way to notify parents, collect permission, signatures and medical forms and information?
Is emergency contact information available at your fingertips?

BackpackBucks allows you to collect permission, upload forms, automate follow-up, and collect payments all in a safe, hygienic, touchless, cashless, paperless environment.

Register for BackPackBucks.

  • Select "Registration" and then select "School Registration".
  • Provide requested information.
  • Check your email and select “Activate Account”. We will verify your admin status.

Set Up a PayPal Account.

  • Go to www.paypal.com
  • Click Sign Up.
  • Type in a phone number for dual authentication purposes.
  • Type in the code sent to your cell phone.
  • Complete information with login credentials including your email and a special password you created.
  • Once this is done, upload a school or organization debit card or school or organization bank account number. PayPal will make 2 small deposits to that account. Verify the deposits.
  • Now your school or organization is set up and can transfer money from BackpackBucks to your PayPal account and to your school bank account. Funds can then be distributed to professionals for individual field trips and school events.

Introduce BackpackBucks to Teachers, Coaches & Nurses.

  • Hold a virtual or live event to educate professionals about BackpackBucks. Our team can provide a professional presentation in person or virtually.
  • Have school professionals set up classrooms, clubs, trips by uploading spreadsheets of participating students.
  • Have teachers invite parents to sign up and provide student information.

Each school professional will be responsible for setting up and monitoring individual notifications and events. Create a Field Trip or School Event.

  • Select “Add a New School Event”.
  • Provide a Description of the School Event.
  • Select Your Class and all students you have uploaded will be selected. Students can be deselected by selecting the student name.
  • Select Field Trip or School Event form from your files. Note the type of forms allowed. (Ex. PDF). Add Form.
  • Add trip location, date & time.
  • Enter trip cost. Website will calculate any additional fees.
  • Select reminders. You can send parents and guardians up to three trip reminders prior to the trip. Trip reminders should end 3 days prior to the trip to assure trip funds can be transferred to you.
  • Create any optional information.
  • Once you have reviewed the information select “Save & Publish”. If you are not ready to send info to parents & guardians select “Save”.

Monitor Sign-Up and Collect Funds.

  • Review open trips and monitor payments to PayPal account.
  • Provide trip funds to requesting school professional.

For PTA/PTOs.

Are you worried about holding events and fundraising now that safety and health are your top priorities?
Is it difficult to reach parents in today’s stay at home environment?
Do you have an automated way to notify parents who may want to join your organization but cannot attend meetings?
Tired of collecting checks and cash from parents and making weekly trips to the bank?

BackpackBucks allows you to collect permission, upload forms, automate follow-up, and collect payments all in a safe, hygienic, touchless, cashless, paperless environment.

Register for BackPackBucks.

  • Register for BackpackBucks as a PTA/PTO.
  • Provide requested information.
  • Check your email and select “Activate Account”. We will verify your admin status.

Set Up a PayPal Account.

  • Go to www.paypal.com
  • Click Sign Up.
  • Type in a phone number for dual authentication purposes.
  • Type in the code sent to your cell phone.
  • Complete information with login credentials including your email and a special password you created.
  • Once this is done, upload a school or organization debit card or school or organization bank account number. PayPal will make 2 small deposits to that account. Verify the deposits.
  • Now your school or organization is set up and can transfer money from BackpackBucks to your PayPal account and to your school bank account. Funds can then be distributed to professionals for individual field trips and school events.

Introduce BackpackBucks to Parents.

  • Upload parent information by class and student.
  • Invite parents to join and sign up.

Set Up Fundraising or School Event.

  • Select “Add a New School Event”.
  • Provide a Description of the School Event.
  • Select parent names by class.
  • Select Fundraising or School Event form from your files. Note the type of forms allowed. (Ex. PDF). Add Form.
  • Add pertinent information.
  • Enter desired cost. Website will calculate any additional fees.
  • Select reminders. You can send parents and guardians up to three reminders. Reminders should end 3 days prior to fundraising deadline or event so funds can be transferred.
  • Create any optional information.
  • Once you have reviewed the information select “Save & Publish”. If you are not ready to send info to parents & guardians select “Save”.

Monitor Sign-Up and Collect Funds.

  • Review open events and monitor payments to PayPal account.

Start Organizing, Managing & Paying for field trips online.

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