Mr. Tonagel's Weekly Memo
Weeks of May 16, 23, & 31
Feasbility Study Action Plan Projects
The district is taking the next steps of the Feasibility Study Action Plan. Please familiarize yourself with these exciting changes by visiting the district website to review an update of the building projects. The first phase of the projects include a new middle school to replace Boston, a new Handley Elementary, and a performing arts center at LPHS. http://www.lpcsc.k12.in.us/docs/upload/LPCSC%20Building%20Project%20Update%205-5-16_2.pdf
Summer Cleaning and Projects
Bell-to-Bell Day 1 to Day 180
Technology Notes from Tech Committee
Textbook adoption has been approved which gives the “go ahead” for Gloria to order carts of new computers.
Elementary will get 32 new carts which will be distributed based on student population
Middle School will get 12 carts per school. With the new cart additions at the middle schools, there would be enough for each student to touch a Chromebook at the same time. The plan for a one-to-one school is being looked at and ideas are being tossed around at how this can be implemented in the middle schools once the wiring is updated."
There is a discussion about parents purchasing insurance for those students will be 1-1 as the students will be carrying around their chrome book
High School will receive 14 new carts
The carts can hold 32 chrome books, Gloria’s order will be for 1600-1700 chrome books
Skyward contains a “piece” like Google Classroom that will allow on-line test making and will drop into our gradebook
E-rate—we must update our network/infrastructure or it will not handle the new amount of carts.
On Friday May 13 a rollover took place where student schedules went from future scheduling, to make active/current year scheduling.
June 15-training the trainer’s will take place from 1-4 pm for elementary
June 16-training the trainer’s will take place from 1-4 pm for secondary
Training for secondary teachers on Skyward Gradebook will be available
July 7, 13, 19 8:30-11:30 OR 12:30-3:30
Elementary training will be available July 12, 14, 21 at the same times
On May 20 Family Access will be set up. ALL students will have an account
**No more submitting grades at the end of a grade period, Skyward will Auto Pull the grades--- which means we must keep our grades as current as possible
Finance/payroll is not completely ready yet to be able to see all on Skyward.
PDC-Skyward-we should be able to see EA Plus and Gradebook, make sure you have the correct version of gradebook (secondary)
The new technician that was hired left, so Gloria’s staff is down 1. There will be 2 students hired for the summer to help with getting the carts ready
Voice over IP-right now, if your phone is hooked up you can intra call people—go to the directory on your phone and look up the extension, but we are waiting on Frontier for the rest of the use. ALL of us have new extension numbers.
BACK UP YOUR FILES! By saving them on the server and not on your desktop.
Do not open email attachments from anyone you don’t know. Many are phishing scams that just want to get information. Some of them are viruses.