Category Archives: for Students

S: Drive is going away on August 8th

Saying good bye can be hard, but it’s time to move on. On Aug 8th, students will no longer have access to the S: drive.

Q1. What exactly is going to happen on August 8th?
1) Students rights to the S: Drive will be removed, they won’t be able to see or access it at all

2) Teachers will have READ ONLY ACCESS to the S: Drive.  This means they will be able to see, open, and copy out files/information as they need.  However, they will NOT be able to add, edit, or delete files from the S: Drive.

Q2. What is (was) the S: Drive?
A2.  A network drive where teachers could leave files/folders/resources for students to access from school or from home.

Q3. If it’s going away, what do teachers use to distribute electronic documents to students?
A3.  We are moving to Canvas, an online course management system, where students/families can find assignments and other resources.

Q4. Why is the S: Drive going away?
A4. Removing the S: will help create our ideal, which is to create one place for where students can find assignments, links, and classroom resources – which will be Canvas.

Q5. How long will teachers have access to the S: Drive with read-only access?
A5.  Teachers will have read-only access for the 17-18 school year only.

Q6. What if our school uses the S: drive for other purposes?  Sharing bookmarks, shortcuts to applications?  
A6.  Enter a helpdesk ticket with the techs and we’ll help work out other solutions.

 

CHANGE: Parents will NOT sign a form to take the Chromebook home

Earlier, we reported that parents would need to sign a form acknowledging that they were checking out a Chromebook for their child.   However, we are now changing that process,  as parents already sign a form acknowledging that they have received and read the school handbook.   Instead of having a separate form for the Chromebook, we have integrated the technology information into the school handbook and therefore will NOT need a separate parent signature for checking out the Chromebook.