We use a lot of Google services to help us run our preschool. We’ve found that it’s a powerful way to communicate and collaborate.
As a cooperative preschool, the business side of our preschool is run entirely by the parents of the students enrolled in the preschool. How do parents know how to run a preschool? Our parents learn from each other, from our preschool Teachers, and from our Parent Educators. We also rely on a lot of online documents, which we currently have stored in Google Shared Drives.
Once you’re on our class email lists, you should automatically have access to some of these Shared Drives. Find them by going to the Google Drive associated with the email address you submitted with your preschool application. Then, navigate to Shared Drives near the top left of the screen. You should be able to see the U-Ravenna Co-op Shared Drive and your class’s Shared Drive, and you may be added to other Shared Drives based on your admin job, any committees you may be on, and any co-op projects you may be working on.
Our class Shared Drives have class rosters, class schedules, Monthly Evening Parent Meeting Minutes, Parent Education notes, and anything else class specific.
The U-Ravenna Co-op Shared Drive has our all-school documents, like our Parent Handbook, Admin Job Descriptions, and Board Meeting Minutes.
We strongly recommend that you click on the Admin Jobs folder and navigate to your current job’s folder to see what documents have been saved there by former members of our co-op who have held your job.
If you’re looking for a document or form that seems like it would apply to all co-op preschools in the NSC Cooperative Preschool Program, check out the collection that they maintain on their site. There you can find the Special Event request form, the Field Trip Notification form, PAC recommendations, the Risk Management Manual, and more.
If you’re not getting class emails or can’t access our private Member Site, send our admin an email. You can also check that the address you submitted with your preschool application is currently set up to access Google.
- If the email address you submitted is already a Gmail account, then you should be all set. Every @gmail.com address is already connected to a Google Account.
- If your email address is not a Gmail account, but you think you’ve already connected it to a Google account, then you also should be all set. Not sure if you have? Check your email address here.
- If your email address is not a Gmail account, and you haven’t already connected it to a Google account, fill out a new account form here. Make sure to click “Use my current email address instead” to connect your new Google Account to your preferred email address.
If you need to update the address you submitted with your preschool application to one that might work better with our Google services, you can do so through your Jovial Family Portal. Learn more about the Jovial Family Portal next on the Orientation Tour.
Learn how we use the preschool management system Jovial to help us better organize enrollment, tuition, and other essentials of our preschool.