GSD Technology Newsletter

November 2021

Report Card/Student Portfolio Access

Student's report cards/progress reports are posted in Skyward under Student Portfolio. This is also where you will find MAP test results (Grades 3-8) and any other standardized test results.

If you need help accessing your student's report card, please reference this document.

You will receive a notification when your student's report card/progress report is available for online viewing.

Download the GSD App

Have you downloaded the district app yet?

The district app is a valuable component that accompanies our new district website. The app is available by searching Germantown School District, WI from your phone's app store.

With the app, we hope to keep users up-to-date with access to school news, student stories, daily dining menus, upcoming events, documents, and more. Schools will still send direct emails through Skyward when necessary but may also switch to the app for information usually shared in their regular updates and newsletters.

You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store and select the entities that you'd like to follow. We suggest you follow the District in addition to whatever schools interest you.
Download for Android:
Download for iPhone:

Summary of Cyber Security Awareness Month

The month of October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. GHS students attended an assembly where guest speaker Zach Schramm talked about social media usage and digital citizenship. Students learned about ways to protect their private information and stay safe online.

Zach also hosted a community session where attendees learned a “recipe” of ways to protect themselves and their children when online.

Here are some of the tips Zach recommended:

  • WiFi Dos and Don'ts
  • Always keep your software updated--from computers, phones, apps, smart device, etc.
  • Delete TikTok and have your kids delete it too!
  • Turn off your location settings on your phone.
  • If you use social media on your mobile devices, access them through your phone's web browser not by using the social media apps themselves. Apps collect and share a lot information with companies, web browsers collect less.

Summary of Digital Citizenship Week

The week of October 18-22, schools around the country celebrated Digital Citizenship week. Germantown middle and elementary school teachers were encouraged to talk with their class about what makes a good digital citizen and best practices for online usage. Topics included What is Digital Citizenship, Digital Footprints, Online Safety, Being Responsible, and Media Balance.

These important conversations with kids about how to be smart and stay safe online shouldn’t stop at school. To learn more about digital citizenship, please visit the Germantown School District Instructional Technology webpage.

Never Miss an Update with Schoology and Seesaw Apps

Did you know that both Schoology and Seesaw have apps available for you to use and stay connected?

For more information on how to get the app downloaded please select from the following:

Schoology Android Mobile App

Schoology iOS Mobile App

Seesaw Mobile App Instructions **

**For parents using the Seesaw Mobile App: There is a different between the Class app and the Family App. The Class App allows students to log in and complete work. The Family App was designed for parents to see content shared by the teacher and allow for teacher-parent communication.**

Schoology Parent Guide

Schoology has a very comprehensive library of resources for students, teachers, and parents. If you would like to learn more about Schoology and how to customize your parent experience, click here to get access to the Parent Guide.

Some helpful topics included are:

Dates to Remember

Wednesday, November 3

Conference Night- Elem & KMS

Thursday, November 4

Conference Day- Elem & KMS

Conference Night- GHS

November 24-16

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December 6-10

Computer Science Education Week

Spend some time exploring this growing field with your family!

December 23-31

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