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Archive for May, 2015

Working with Chromebooks

As you may have heard, Chromebooks have now supplanted iPads as the most popular instructional device being purchased and implemented by school districts across the country.  As Chromebooks continue to become an integral part of instructional design, educational experts such as Library Media Specialist Keith Revak are providing free resources to assist educators in implementing and […]

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Summer School Attendance and Grades

Teachers who will be taking attendance and entering grades for Summer School 2015 need to make sure that they are using the PowerSchool link for Summer School at http://summerschool.susd12.org/teachers/pw.html     Please note that this link is DIFFERENT than the normal link teachers would use during the school year.  Administrators should use the link http://summerschool.susd12.org/admin to view active […]

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Laptop Checkout for Summer Programs

As summer programs commence over the next two weeks, we just wanted to take a moment to insure that everyone is clear on the process for teachers checking out class sets of laptops to support their programs. 1. All laptops checked out to support summer school programs will be issued as CLASS SETS to the […]

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SchoolNET System- Update on DDoS Attack

The following statement concerning the SchoolNET outages this week has been issued by Pearson Education Systems.  At this point, all SchoolNET assessment systems should be up and running and our vendor is confident that these systems will be reliable for scheduled finals next week.  As always, please let us know as soon as possible if […]

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Laptop Recovery Process

Thanks for all of the hard work and effort which everyone has been putting in to final collections/recovery of student laptops.  Just as a reminder, listed below are the procedural steps for processing stolen laptops which are also covered within the Laptop Collection Process Manual.   These same steps should be followed not only at the […]

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Notice of 2015-16 Digital Curriculum Public Inspection Window: 5/14/2015 through 7/15/2015

In accordance with Governing Board policy [IJJ] and A.R.S. 15-721 this post will serve as notice of the opening of the required 60 day public inspection window for curriculum resources. The attached list of digital content providers will be utilized as curriculum resources for the 2015-16 school year.   As of May 14th, 2015 any member […]

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SchoolNET Outages

We have received notification from the vendor that the recent SchoolNET outages are the result of a deliberate DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on their database from parties as yet unidentified. In computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its […]

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Policy regarding staff laptops

Any staff members who will not be returning to the Sunnyside Unified School District for the 2015-2016 school year are required to turn in any district issued technology (e.g. laptops, tablets, cell phones…etc) as part of their final “check-out” obligations.  All district issued technology should be turned in to the district I.T. offices at 2238 […]

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ELEMENTARY Report Cards- Printing Window for Q4 2015

In order to avoid potential problems related to finalizing Quarter 4 Grades we have established the following finalization and printing timelines for running report cards at the Elementary Schools.  By making sure that report card runs are staggered appropriately, we can better insure that there is no crossover of data between the respective schools.   […]

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Final Grades for Semester 2/Quarter 4: 2015

Please note the following information regarding entering final grades for the end of term (Semester 2 for Middle and High School and Quarter 4 for Elementary). High School:  All final grades for SEMESTER 2 High School courses must be entered in to the PowerTeacher Gradebook by no later than 4 p.m. on Friday May 22nd, 2015 as per the […]

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