All staff laptops, iPads, and personal devices must be moved to WDMCS-WiFi wireless network

IMG_4204Changes to wireless network for 16-17

Q1. Why are we making changes? Didn’t we already make changes last year?
A1. Yes, we made changes last year, as we moved away from using “passcodes” for gaining access to the wireless network.  We won’t be going back to using passcodes again, but we need to make the process easier for getting personal devices on the wireless network. We’ve spent several month re-designing the process and we’re ready to roll it out.

Q2.  How much time will it take to add a device like a cell phone or iPad?
A2.  It will take 1 to 2 minutes – and you will only need your username and password, that’s it!

Q3. Once I connect to the wireless network, what will I have access to?
A3. If you are a staff member, you’ll have access to the Internet (with no bandwidth restrictions), access to map networks drives, and access to school printers (depending on what type of device you connect with).   Students who connect will have Internet and access to their specific network drives.

Q4.  How long can I stay connected to the network?
A4.  11 months.  After that time, you’ll be asked to enter your username and password again to reconnect.

 

Q5.  What devices will this affect?
A5.  

  • Any personal devices (laptop, ipad, cell phone) that you bring to school
  • Staff laptops
  • School and district owned iPads

 

Q6. What devices will NOT be impacted?
A6.

 

  • Any district provided carts (windows or chromebook carts)
  • Any chromebooks distributed to students as part of New Tech Network

 

Q7. Where are directions available?
A7. Directions are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/wdmcs.org/wdmcstechhub/systems/network/wireless

Q8. How does this impact AEA staff members?
A8.  The district tech staff will be sending directions to the AEA staff members for how they will connect.

Q9. When will this change take place?
A9.  The new wireless network called “WDMCS-wifi” was made available in mid-July  and the old network called “WDMSCHOOLS” will be turned off on August 1st.

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Q10.  What about Apple TVs, chromecasts, and other miscellaneous devices that connect to wireless, how do we connect those?
A10.  For other miscellaneous devices, please open a helpdesk ticket (helpdesk.wdmcs.org) with the techs and we’ll discuss each device separately.

2016: When will Infinite Campus rosters/scheduled be ready?

infinite-campusThe top question we receive each summer:   When will my schedule/class rosters be available through Infinite Campus?

Here’s our current status, based on what the buildings have requested.   At the elementary level, teachers will initially only have access to their homeroom roster, the rest of the course schedules won’t be copied into place until the first few days of school.

If it’s labeled as “unknown”, that means the school hasn’t a set a date yet for when access will be opened.  We’ll update this page as soon as new dates are set.

Teacher Access
to 16-17 Calendar

Parents/ Students Access
to 16-17 student schedules

Clive  July 8th  Aug 3rd
Crestview   July 8th  Aug 3rd
Crossroads  July 8th  Aug 3rd
Fairmeadows  July 8th  Aug 3rd
Hillside  July 8th  Aug 3rd
Indian Hills  Aug 1st  Aug 16th
Jordan Creek  July 8th  Aug 3rd
Stilwell  Aug 1st  Aug 16th
Valley High Aug 1st  Aug 17th
Valley Southwoods  Aug 1st  Aug 15th
Walnut Creek  Aug 15th Aug 8th
Western Hills  July 8th  Aug 8th
Westridge  July 8th  Aug 3rd