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Delete old Google Sites

You don't want to be associated with an expired site!  If you've created a site and no longer use it you should delete it.   
  1. Open your website in Google Sites.
  2. Click More actions Manage Site.
  3. Click General Delete this site.
  4. To confirm that you want to delete the site, click Delete.

Google Classrom Updates

New for 2017:
 
Post work and announcements to individual students in your class. 
Recieve email and mobile notifications when a student submits late work.
Classroom usage reports in the Admin console.  
 
Parents can keep track of their students progress through guardian email summaries.  These summaries include missing work, upcoming work and class activity.  
 
Contact the Tech Team if you have questions! 

Updated Parent Portal

We are pleased to announce an update to the existing PowerSchool Parent Portal.  This update allows parents/guardians to access multiple student's academic information from one central login.  Parents/guardians can create personalized accounts and students can be linked to more than one account (i,e., Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, etc.)
 

5 things every student (and teacher) should know about email scams:

1. Not even PDFs are safe. If you receive an attachment from an unknown sender, be wary. Even if your antivirus scanner reports the file safe, there could be macros embedded in the file that launch malware or Trojans, which let hackers see and control all your files and keystrokes. The only file type that is always safe to open is TXT.

2. Closely examine the URL. One clue that an email is malicious is if a company name in the URL is misspelled. But it’s not always easy to tell. An “r” next to an “n” looks a lot like an “m.” So make sure that the email in your inbox is actually from Microsoft not rnicrosoft.

3. Check the time. Was the email sent at an odd hour? If you receive an email from a friend or colleague at 4 a.m. and that seems out of character, look for other clues that the email is phony.

4. Don’t be fooled by urgency. If an email message demands immediate action, slow down and think. Take the time to verify the request. When in doubt, throw it out!

5. Hover over the link. Does the sender’s logo look legitimate but the email still seems fishy? Rest your mouse over hyperlinked words to see the actual URL. You might be surprised that it looks nothing like the address of a legitimate sender.

February Tech PD - Taking Risks

Thank you to everyone who attended our February Tech PD.  If you were unable to attend the presentation is available here.  Please contact the Tech Team if you have any questions.  Commit to the 30 day challenge, keep us posted on your success.