November DTS Updates

Technology Fair:

The St. Vrain Education Foundation is hard at work on the 2012 St. Vrain Tech Fair, to be held on April 13th and 14th at Skyline High School.  Learn more and see how you and your students can participate on the Tech Fair website.

Secondary Student Email:

All 6th-12th grade students will receive SVVSD Google email accounts on Thursday, December 8th. Originally, the District planned to launch this email service on November 28th. There are many reasons for offering this service for students, but the primary one is to increase opportunities for collaboration and conversation between students and their teachers.

Parents and guardians who prefer that their student not have a District email account at this time are asked to complete an opt-out form and return it to the school by Friday, December 2nd. Please be advised that parents and guardians can opt out their student from the service at any future time by submitting a signed opt out form available in English and Spanish.

We are excited for the possibilities email and increased communications provide our students.  We look forward to continuing to help our students prepare for and be engaged members of society in the 21st Century.

eCredit Registration Information for January 2012 Session:

Student Homepage:  

Do you know about Ceran: The SVVSD Student Homepage?  If you would like this page to be your school’s home page for students on district computers, please contact the Help Desk at:  x57730. Ceran is also available at bit.ly/ceran outside the district.  All District wide databases (Gale Products, WorldBook, and Easy Bib) are available from home.  Please check Ceran for remote login information to these resources.

Staff Homepage Option:

When working from outside the school district, you can view an optional Staff Homepage at http://bit.ly/svvsdhp.

Infinite Campus – New Mobile Portal Application for Infinite Campus  

A new mobile app is available for any Infinite Campus user with a portal user account who wishes to access content from a newer Apple device.  The list of supported devices includes 2nd generation and newer iPod Touch, iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S and iPad/iPad2.

Your access code may only be obtained via the Campus Portal. Log in to your Campus Portal Account and click on the App Store image below the Inbox. A new web page will open and the access code is listed under Step #2.

For additional information, please visit the Infinite Campus FAQ page.

District Media Services:
School libraries in the news:

WebMax users:

Please remember that with the three day shipping schedule, it is even more important that items are returned to DMS on time. Your fellow teachers count on you. WebMax due dates work just like a library. The item should be physically returned to DMS on the last date indicated on the shipping label. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!

Atomic Learning:

You might know that you can use Atomic Learning to view short tutorials on the software and services that you use everyday, and you might know that your students can, too, but did you know that Atomic Learning also has lesson plans and activity ideas?  Login to Atomic Learning with your St. Vrain username and password today and browse the available workshops and projects.

Programmed Outage:

On Friday, December 2, 2011 from approximately 5 PM – 7 PM, DTS will perform a planned upgrade to double the bandwidth for all Longmont schools, ESC/LSC, Student Services, and Clover Basin.  This outage will affect all network systems including Internet access, email, Infinite Campus, Encore, Citrix, the library system, and IFAS.

Trivia:

How many computers (Macs, PCs, and Thin Clients) are in service throughout the St. Vrain valley School District?

A) 5,125
B) 7,824
C) 8,566

To view the correct answer please click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/svvsdcomputers

Happy Thanksgiving,

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