Dear parents and guardians,

With the start of a new school year, there are always exciting changes. Your child(ren) 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 The Grayson School. 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.

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 access all of their information with a single login.

If you have any questions about using Alma, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am attaching the FAQ here for your reference. Alma also provides a video to orient parents to the system:

Best of luck for an enriching 2017-18 school year!


Meredith Hafer
Academic Dean