News From the Nest 2.0

Parent Edition VOLUME 26 November 2017

Welcome to News from the Nest 2.0! This online newsletter is specifically created for parents by teachers. It serves as a useful tool in providing educational tips and strategies, as well as developing systems that parents can use to work with their children at home on the academic skills being emphasized in the school program. We hope that this information serves as a positive medium in strengthening the relationship between home and school.

THANKS FOR STAYING CONNECTED!!!

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Chromebooks in the Classroom

Chromebooks serve as a tool to enhance student learning experiences and promote effective use of technology to inform instruction, with the ultimate goal of improving academic performance. Click here for FAQ's about Chromebooks and here to learn more about Google Apps for Education.

How to Monitor Your Child's Progress with Home Access

eschoolplus Home Access is an online system, used by District 204, that provides a wealth of information for parents about their students. Each guardian has his or her own username and password with access to contact information, grades, and schedules. If you have never logged into the Home Access Center, follow these directions to setup your username and password. At this time only High School and Middle School students can login to eSchoolPlus Home Access. If your child has never logged into Home Access Center, they can follow these directions to setup a username and password. If issues arise or if you have trouble accessing the system, contact your child's teacher or the school's main office for assistance. Click on the link below to go directly to Home Access.

All You Need to Know About SSO

What exactly is SSO? SSO is a Single Sign-On portal created specifically for IPSD 204 students. Single Sign-On portal allows students to easily access District applications with just one login, and with more efficiency and greater security from all their devices! Click here to learn more about this navigation tool.

Google Sites

Google Sites are sites set up for students and parents to see daily homework. Each core team (6-0, 6-1, 7-0, 7-1, 7-2, 8-0, 8-1, 8-2) has a Google Site. Each team posts the homework on their team page. Each Encore teacher/department also posts daily homework here.


Here is the link to the Fischer Team Sites. You can also access it by going to the Fischer Home Page https://fischer.ipsd.org and clicking on the Team/Dept. Sites button on the left side of the page. You do not need to login to access the sites.

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