Microsoft Windows 10 Update

We want to make you aware of a critical update for users of Microsoft Windows 10 that DTS is coordinating now and will be sent to all machines running Windows 10. This update does not apply to iPads, Chromebook or Macintosh computers.

The critical patches have been issued via LANrev. Infrastructure computers (sign, camera, KC, POS, etc.) have been excluded and will be handled manually this week. The update requires a restart and gives the user one hour to wait until the restart is forced. This will only occur when units are on network.

You need to know:

  • Beginning Thursday, January 23, DTS will contact users not yet updated and offer assistance and support as needed.
  • If you have personal machines running Windows 10, it is strongly recommended you update these also.

Additional info:

The update is the result of a warning from the National Security Agency (NSA). It fixes a vulnerability that impacts our ability to ensure safe and secure connections to critical applications and data used by the district. The analogy in this article explains the exploit in easy to understand terms:

Matthew Green, an associate professor in the computer science department at Johns Hopkins University, said attackers can use this weakness to impersonate everything from trusted Web sites to the source of software updates for Windows and other programs.

“Imagine if I wanted to pick the lock in your front door,” Green analogized. “It might be hard for me to come up with a key that will open your door, but what if I could tamper with or present both the key and the lock at the same time?”

Thank you for your ongoing support. Please contact the Help Desk if you have questions or need additional information.

Planned Systems Outage Sunday Morning

Time Frame
6:00 am to 12:00 pm, Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Affected Systems
Generally all systems may be unavailable as District Technology Services performs maintenance on the district’s technology infrastructure. The following is a partial list of affected systems:

Unaffected Systems
The following systems should be unaffected by this maintenance:

  • The District’s Primary Website
  • Google Mail via an iOS App
  • School Websites

Planned Systems Outage Saturday Morning

Time Frame: December 14, 2019 Saturday morning from 12:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Description: Infinite Campus will be unavailable as the vendor performs network maintenance.  All other network services including email, Infinite Visions, Schoology and digital curriculum will be available.

Planned Systems Outage Sunday Evening

Time Frame: December 15, 2019 Sunday evening between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Description: There will be a brief (5 to 10 minute) interruption to district web services as DTS brings additional network equipment online. 

Wireless Profile Certificate Update

In order to keep all of your devices safe and secure, DTS needs to make an update to your wireless profile, and we need your help! 

What do I need to do?

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Spoofing

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Spoofing is a fraudulent or malicious practice in which communication is sent from an unknown source disguised as a source known to the receiver.What is Email Spoofing?

Email spoofing, also known as “spear phishing”, is one of the best known spoofs. Spoofed emails may request personal account information and appear to be from […]

Suspicious Login Activity Detected from Your Account

Why did I get an email stating that “Google has detected suspicious login activity” in my account?

Each day we see dozens of district logins for students and staff from outside the United States. When our security monitor detects a login from outside the country, an automated warning email is sent to the student […]

New Schedule Look for Schedule in IC.

With the update to IC Version 1933.8 this weekend, there will be a new look and functionality for the Schedule Tab in IC. There are three locations for the Schedule Tab in IC.

Student Information > General > Schedule

Student Information > Health General > Student Schedule

Student Information > Counseling > General > […]

Campus Instruction’s New Look

Campus Instruction has a new look teachers can preview. Please check it out after we take the new version the weekend of September 7th.

After turning it on, go to the Index. The Index has been condensed in to Modules.Please click on each option and explore. 

When/if turning it off, teachers can provide feedback […]

G Suite Brand Account is Suspended messages

Brand Accounts allow users to use certain Google services with a separate identity (e.g., a brand identity) that is not publicly linked to their regular Google Account identity. The most common example of this is a custom YouTube Channel.

Brand Accounts are no longer available for G Suite for Education customers such as svvsd.org. […]