New at CA?

Thank you for choosing Calgary Academy! Changing schools is a big step, and we are here to make the transition as smooth as possible. This page is your one-stop-shop for everything you'll need prior to your child beginning classes at CA.

PowerSchool

This is our opportunity to make it clear that parents can use single sign-on (SSO) to access LunchTime and Rycor via PowerSchool. It’s important to note here that although we have a quick link to SchoolAdmin available in PS, they will still need to log into SA. The systems are separate so SSO isn’t available for SA through PS. 

What is SSO?

SSO simplifies your access to LunchTime and Rycor by allowing you to use one set of login credentials to access multiple platforms (or applications).

Changing Credentials

We need to connect with IT to find out what happens should a user need to change their password (intentionally) or forgot their password. Even if they want to change their email address.

Since SSO ties the systems together, would this mean that the parent would have to then manually reset their password on all systems? They need to test this and let us know what the steps are in order for a parent to ensure they have SSO capabilities once they’ve made a change. This is important information that needs to go here. If the information is too long, we need to put the most important info here and instructions can be linked.

PowerSchool

Brief text about PowerSchool can go here.

LunchTime

Some brief info about LunchTime can go here.

Rycor

Brief information about Rycor. I would recommend not including a link to Rycor. We should train new families to use SSO via PowerSchool. Include that info here.

New Families FAQs

Maybe some text about how we know all of this can be overwhelming and that we’ve compiled a list of FAQs to help them out while they are trying to navigate their way around CA and all our processes and the information. This is where we can address some of the concerns some new families had around communications about certain things and direct them to where they can find the info or who they can contact to get the info.

Examples can include: sports, who to contact if they need to pick up their child early do they call the attendance hotline?, a parent has to pick up their child by they also take the bus—who do they notify. Things like this.

General

What if I need to make changes to my information?

Once you have applied, you can email us at any time to inform us of any changes to your account and we will manually update them for you.

How do I access my online portal?

You can access your online application portal by using this link or you can click Apply Now.

Technical Support

What if I do not have all the required documents or they do not apply to my child?

Please ensure you make notes on your online application form in the designated fields, or you can email us if there are documents you cannot provide or documents that do not apply to your child. 

Keep this Info Handy!

Some blurb about the contacts we’ve listed below as we won’t be listing all. Although we have a page already designed for contacts we want to use this portion of this page to guide new families on who to contact for what. Since they are new, we want to lay it all out for them.

All important contact information can be found on page 6 of the Family Handbook.

Attendance Hotline

If your child is going to be absent, please contact the school the morning of the absence by email or calling 403.686.6444 and choosing the school absence line (what number is it? we should indicate that here).

IT Help Desk

Some text along the lings of…. Having trouble accessing PowerSchool, LunchTime or Rycor? Does your child need assistance with their device? Contact our IT Help Desk. Do we include a phone number or do they only want contact via email?

Transportation

Some blurb about when they should be reaching out to transportation. Do parents reach out to Brian if they are picking up their child from school and don’t require transportation? Is there a deadline to notify Brian? We should have this information here.