How can I protect my cell phone number from being given out?

A frequent question that we’ve received…..

Q. I would like to contact my students, but I don’t want my cell phone given out, what are my options?

Option 1)  Dial *67  on your cell phone, then dial the number you want.  This will block your caller id from being displayed.


Option 2)   Use Google Voice,   Visit,  log in with your staff account, and it will take you through the setup of google voice, which will assign you a new phone that you can use to call out or receive calls on.    It also has an option where you can use your laptop to place the calls so that you don’t have to use your personal cell phone at all.

More info on Google Voice:


Here’s  a great getting started guide from San Francisco Public Schools on Google Voice:

NOTE: Google Voice is only available through July, then Google plans to turn it back to subscription based, which is when we plan to turn it off.  Option #1 is completely free and will always be available.



Student Chromebook Tech Support during COVID

Student Chromebook Tech Support

If students have any problems with their Chromebook during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 closure, please fill out the form below.  If our technicians can repair the device remotely, we will contact you to coordinate details.

If the technicians determine the Chromebook cannot be repaired remotely, we will schedule a time for you to drop off your device to the Learning Resource Center and receive a replacement device.

Steps for Support

  1. Complete Form –

    1. If you are unable to fill out this form, please call 515-633-5100.

  2. You will be contacted by a member of the tech department within two business days.

  3. If we are unable to fix the Chromebook issue remotely, we will schedule a specific time for you to stop by the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Pkwy.

    1. You must be on time for your appointment, as we are limiting the number of people who can enter the building.

    2. Please bring your Chromebook and charger with you.

  4. Because of this process, you may not receive your original Chromebook back after repair. If you have any decals on your Chromebook that you want to keep, please remove them before turning in your device.