At RPA we strive to always be available and responsive to our students, families and community. To this end, we make multiple communication platforms available. Below is a listing of some of the best ways to keep abreast of goings-on at the school.

    • POSSIP: Possip transforms the conversation between home and school.  Possip does this through people and technology - providing parents with weekly opportunities to share feedback directly to school leadership. Possip translates these insights into weekly reports to the Principals and Executive Director.  If your child currently attends RPA and you are NOT receiving weekly POSSIP texts and/or e-mail, please contact the school office (503-907-1023) with your current cell phone number and e-mail address.

    • RPA WEBSITE: This RPA Website (www.rockwoodprep.org) has a wealth of current information on everything RPA! We labor to keep it informative and up-to-date.   We ask that if you see any “typos” or have suggested edits, please contact John Nelsen at jnelsen@rockwoodprep.org

    • SOCIAL MEDIA: Social media tools have become the way for schools to quickly and efficiently disseminate information. Because of the almost universal access to social media across all demographic groups, it often reaches people that traditional forms of communication miss. RPS’s presence has moved beyond the school website to now include a Facebook Page and a Parent's Facebook Group.

    • CLASS DOJO: Class Dojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. They use Class Dojo to work together as a team, share the classroom experience, and bring big ideas to life in their classrooms and homes. If your child currently attends RPA and you are NOT connected to his/her/their classroom(s) via Class Dojo, please contact your child’s teacher(s).

    • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE: At RPA every student has two parent-teacher conferences per year. This is a short face-to-face conference between the parents and teachers of students to discuss a child's progress at school, celebrate successes and work cooperatively to identify solutions to academic or behavioral problems.

    • E-MAIL: One of the most effective ways to contact your child’s teacher, school office staff or leadership is to simply send them an e-mail.  ALL staff email addresses are available on the school’s website.

    • OPEN DOOR POLICY: While Mr. Nelsen, Mrs. Barnard, and Mrs. McCollum are very busy, they do strive to be available to respond to parents/guardians requests for face-to-face meetings.