It's a completely made up word! But ruvna.com was an available 5-letter domain which teachers could
easily type into their browsers during a crisis, so it became our name. We try to make everything, even
down to our name, an intentional choice to help schools when it matters most.
Ruvna works with virtually every Student Information System. Ruvna’s technical team works with your
school, SIS vendor, and 3rd party integrators to make sure data flows seamlessly between your SIS and
Ruvna is incredibly secure. As a safety platform, Ruvna takes security very seriously. All traffic is
encrypted via HTTPS/SSL. Data is completely isolated between schools and encrypted to prevent tampering.
We never share data with 3rd parties. Ever. Ruvna maintains compliance with FERPA and COPPA, and doesn’t
use GPS tracking of any kind.
Yes! We know when staff members are active in Ruvna, and if they become active during an emergency we
check them in as well. Users that do not become active are also displayed to administrators/law
enforcement and can be manually checked in.
Any device that connects to the internet can be used with Ruvna. Any computer, tablet, or cell phone
will work. If a teacher doesn’t have their device, any other accessible (like a student’s phone) is
sufficient. In the unlikely event that no one in a class has a device, any other Ruvna user can change
their view on their device to become another teacher’s roster, and use that for checking students in.
Without Ruvna, that student’s teacher (along with the school) likely wouldn’t know where the student is,
or even that the student is missing. With Ruvna, if the student is with a different staff member, their
teacher will receive a notification letting them know the student is safe. If the student is not with
another staff member, they will be one of the “remaining students”, and displayed immediately to
administrators and law enforcement to be found.
Schools can also utilize Student Self Check-In to send students single-use links which
let them check-in or get help without logging into an account or requiring any prior training with Ruvna
Staff receive notifications in three ways – text message (SMS), email, and push notification. These
notifications can be delivered to staff when an emergency/drill starts, ends, or when a new message is
No. For all of the ways schools can and should be safer, we don't think there's a systemic issue of
not being able to call 911 fast enough. We do, however, see time and time again that communication
breaks down in schools during times of crisis, and it can be impossible to know who is safe and who
Schools often create accounts for local law enforcement officers so they can access Ruvna during a
crisis and quickly direct their attention to those who need help.
Send mass notifications to parents, teachers, and students in seconds.
Yes! When drafting an Announcement which includes phone calls, you can use text-to-speech synthesis to
create the call message. During the initial setup process, you'll work with Ruvna's engineers to make
sure the text-to-speech engine pronounces your school's/district's name properly.
Unlike many other platforms, in most cases, Ruvna does not require parents to go through an additional
opt-in process to begin receiving Announcements. However, you are required to have received consent
from parents to send them text messages.
Yes! Our team will work with you to properly setup DKIM/SPF verification prior to Ruvna sending any
emails on behalf of your school's domain. If DKIM/SPF verification is not possible, you can send
Announcements from a Ruvna email address with a custom "reply-to" property.
Mitigate the spread of COVID-19 with health symptom assessments, tracking, and more.
Your school/district will have the ability to determine how frequently to collect COVID-19 symptom
tracking data. Ruvna will support sending health assessments automatically (such as daily or weekly),
as well as sending assessments ad-hoc.
Ruvna's support team will work with your school/district to ensure assessments are only delivered to
the appropriate students/families/staff. This could be based on attendance status criteria, or any
other data available.
You can configure Ruvna Health to collect temperature by asking whether or not a student's temperature
some threshold you set. We feel (in most cases) the speed
improvements justify the this approach over asking someone to input their exact temperature. You can
also decide if you want temperatures
recorded at home, upon arrival, or both.
Disclaimer: Ruvna Health isn't a thermometer itself.
Health screenings are unique in that most of their value is only achieved when
everyone gets screened. Installing physical kiosks with which students interact each
day for screenings introduces a bottleneck that slows down the arrival process for everyone, creates a
surface that hundreds of students will touch (trust us - be skeptical about any vendor telling you
their kiosks will perform reliable "touchless" facial recognition), and costs thousands of extra
dollars that your school could otherwise save.
At Ruvna, we build systems that encourage mass adoption and remove barriers to compliance - like
downloads, invasive tracking, parent logins, and more.
Trying to complete a Health screening?
don't need an account
to complete wellness screenings, and all screenings are completed through your web browser (not an app).
When your school requests a symptom screning from one or more of your children,
you'll receive a link to complete them via text message and/or email.