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Archive for September, 2015

Student Report Card Grades: Q1 2015

Please note the following information regarding entering report card grades for week nine/Quarter 1 of the 2015-16 school year. High School:  All nine week grades for SEMESTER 1 High School courses must be entered in to the PowerTeacher Gradebook by no later than 3 p.m. on Friday October 9th, 2015 as per the grade eligibility calendar established for the […]

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Flashplayer Errors on Chromebooks

As you may be aware, as of September 1st Google Chrome is no longer supporting NPAPI plug-ins for certain applications which use Adobe Flash, Java, Quicktime…etc.  You can click on this to learn more about the reason for this move from Google. As a result of this update, certain applications which use the Pepper PPAPI […]

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BrightBytes Data Collection

Starting on Monday, September 28th we will be opening the window for Fall 2015 Data Collection for the BrightBytes Educational Technology Survey.  This survey window will remain open from Monday until Friday, October 23rd.  The survey should only take students about 10-15 minutes to complete and it tends fit well as a transitional activity for students who […]

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Parent Portal Accounts in PowerSchool

Please remind all parents that the most effective way to keep up with what is going on with student, grades, assignments, assessments…etc. is to create a Parent Portal Account in PowerSchool. Your site Parental Involvement Assistant (P.I.A.) can help parents with the process.  You can also learn more by connecting to the resources posted below. 2015 How […]

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Springboard eTextbook Outages

In regards to the ongoing problem of teachers and students not being able to connect to the eTextbook, the vendor (Springboard) has just shared the following information… We apologize for the issues your teachers and students have been experiencing—I know just how important each minute of instruction is, and losing any time to technology issues can be […]

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Asus and Lenovo 7″ Netbooks

The Sunnyside I.T. Department is committed to the principle of consistent, fast, and reliable access to online instructional resources to all of our students and staff every day.  In pursuit of this mission, a decision was made two years ago to transition the operating system on both the 7” Asus and Lenovo Netbooks from a […]

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Hapara Roster Updates and Troubleshooting

The Hapara Teacher Management Dashboard is currently available to all SUSD teachers in grades 4-9 to allow them to interact and manage student workflow within Chromebook devices. As we continue to work with the vendor to refine this tool, we are aware that teachers may be missing select courses within their dashboard.  Please be aware […]

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Blackboard/Parentlink Teacher password reset

Starting tomorrow (Friday, September 4th), your teachers who have yet to log in to the Blackboard/Parentlink system will begin receiving an automated message from parentlink which provides them with instructions on how to log in to the system with their newly generated Parentlink username and password.  Please note that this password reset applies ONLY to […]

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