Recent Posts by Alyssa Thornley

 
Alyssa Thornley has spent her career working to support schools and communities in providing opportunity to all students. In positions as a teacher, professional development coordinator, and as a volunteer, she has focused on the community’s role in education, and in designing efficient programs that work for diverse needs. Alyssa leads TransACT’s customer engagement and market strategy efforts, and works to ensure innovative programs, guidance, and thought leadership from across the country’s districts are being shared and spread.
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Apply a filter and print a form with ActivityRight

Staff users of ActivityRight can capture a list of parents who have viewed but not completed a parent permission form or who have an outstanding payment for a school activity.  

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Two ActivityRight Upgrades to Improve the User Experience

Based on customer feedback, ActivityRight has made improvements to features that help administrative users locate and sort reoccurring activity forms and templates from their administrative dashboard.  

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Easily Sort and Locate Activity Forms and Templates with ActivityRight

Based on customer feedback, ActivityRight has made improvements to features that help administrative users locate and sort reoccurring activity forms and templates from their administrative dashboard.  

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ActivityRight Adds Improved Fee Reports for Staff and Teachers

With the September 2021 development release, staff and teachers using ActivityRight have improved controls over fee reports as part of ongoing payment adjustment development.  

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Collect E-Signatures for Any Event

At key points throughout the school year, activity organizers require a parent’s consent or to have someone signify they have read a notice. In the past, a form or notice was sent home with the expectation that a parent reads it and sends it back with a signature. 

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ActivityRight’s Summer 2021 Development Release Adds Ability to Send Reminders to Parents

ActivityRight users can now send custom email reminders to parents and families regarding upcoming activities such as bus passes going on sale, an upcoming field trip, or canceling an event.  

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Spring 2021 Release: Advanced Payment and Permissions Deadline Management

ActivityRight’s Spring 2021 development release reduces the amount of manual work that parents, school staff, and district administrators conduct related to payments, permissions deadlines, and reporting. 

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The App-Garden Partners with TransACT Communications to Offer K12 Better Options for Modern Transportation, Operations and HR Challenges

TransACT Communications (transact.com) has acquired App-Garden (app-garden.com), a leader in K-12 transportation and operations administrative software. The App-Garden team has over 27 years of experience in developing easy-to-use administrative software to support school bus routing, field trip management, event scheduling and facilities management, volunteer operations, virtual substitute teacher training, and more. Working together, TransACT and The App-Garden are proud to offer K12 administrators cost effective software and outstanding customer service to help improve operations and service delivery in school district operations.

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What Is a Cashless School and Is It Right for Your District?

Today, half of all bill payments are digital—and that number is expected to reach 75% by 2022. Consumers both want and expect digital payment options, parents and families included. Technology is empowering an increasing number of school districts to go cashless by offering digital payment options for fee collection.

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TransACT-RightLabs Sponsors National Philanthropy Day for 11th Year

Continuing Our Tradition of Support as Official Partner of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Edmonton Chapter  

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