New Year, New Tools – Alma
With the start of a new school year there are always exciting changes. Students will be meeting new teachers, making new friends and – most importantly – learning new things.
In addition to these exciting new experiences, there are some changes happening behind the scenes at RPA. This year we are using Alma, a new software system that will help us better manage school, classroom, and student information.
Alma, is a secure, easy-to-use online system that brings important school information and tools together in one place. We expect this to save school leaders and teachers time, and make it easier to get a complete view of what’s happening with each student’s learning. Additionally, Alma is more affordable than other school management systems, so we can free up more of our budget for other school needs.
In addition to educator tools, Alma offers a parent and student portal to help families stay informed and on track with student learning. The portal provides access to:
- School Calendar
- Staff Directory
- Class Rosters
- Attendance History
You can also email teachers and school staff through Alma, so you never have to search for their contact information. If you have more than one child enrolled at our school, you will be able to all of their information with a single login.
You and/or your child(ren) will soon receive an email from Alma with information about how to set up your account and log into the portal. If you have not received this email in the first week of school, please contact RPA at 541-526-0882. You can also find a button to access Alma at the very top of our website at rpacademy.org. For more information about Alma, feel free to visit their website at www.getalma.com. You can also find frequently asked questions about Alma at http://hubs.ly/y03rP_0.