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Archive for August, 2015

District Web Filtering

We are currently aware of issues related to district web filters blocking approved instructional content and are in the process of working with the vendor to resolve these issues as soon as possible.  As of this morning, content filters have been reset and sites should be open once again.  If teachers experience any content filtering […]

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District PD Training- Friday, August 28th

This is a reminder regarding the scheduled PD Sessions for this Friday, August 28th.  All teachers should sign-up in advance for both morning and afternoon training sessions.  A complete link to all of the sessions being offered for the day can be found at http://bit.ly/828pdmenu    Please work with your staff help them select the sessions […]

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Student Laptops Going Home

As we transition from laptop use in the classroom to at home use at the start of the school year, please remember that students must meet the following TWO criteria before they are permitted to take the laptops home with them. 1. A parent must have signed the Instructional Technology Agreement/Online Parent Contract. 2. The student […]

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Discovery Education Roster Update

In order to address ongoing concerns regarding incorrect rosters in Discovery Ed, we have worked with the vendor to purge and update all student rosters to reflect current enrollments.  This process was completed this afternoon and all teacher classrooms in Discovery Ed should now match current student enrollments in PowerSchool. Any changes to student enrollments […]

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iBoss Web Filtering

We are aware that some students using Windows devices (ProBook 4400 Series) have experienced problems connecting to wi-fi networks outside of our campus.  This problem has been traced back to our web filtering service, iBoss and has now been resolved. If a student with a windows device experiences problems connecting to a wi-fi signal outside of campus, […]

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Gradebook Set-Up Information- Back to School

As teachers begin to set up their Gradebooks for the 2015-16 school year, please remind your staff of the following details regarding district policy and teacher gradebooks. Grade weighting associated with either categories or individual assignments should NOT be used within the gradebook.  This is an important alignment issue to insure that ALL student subject […]

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Clever Single Sign-On to Digital Curriculum

Please remember that many of the  digital curriculum systems in our district including Conceptua, Springboard, iReady, Reading Plus…etc. now use a Single Sign On System called Clever to authenticate teacher accounts. This system frees teachers from having to enter a unique password each time they log-in.  The system DOES require that teachers authenticate their district credentials the first […]

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Chromebook Rollouts for 2015

As many of you are already aware, transitioning to Google Chromebooks offers the district several distinct advantages over Windows devices in the areas of cost, functionality and manageability.   The new devices which have been shipped to you (the black HP Chromebook 11.6 devices) are intended to be distributed to your fourth and sixth grade students with […]

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