Computer Chronicles

Version 7.3, Holiday 2017

Winter Greetings

As we head into the last week before break, please continue to be vigilant with your email. A recent report by the NJCCIC (NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell) shows a significant uptick in phishing activity...And it isn't only email.


Although this time of year may make you feel especially charitable, beware of scammers attempting to take advantage of your giving nature.


If you receive an unsolicited phone call from someone identifying themselves as a representative of a charity or non-profit organization, ask the caller for a phone number so that you can donate at a later time. If the caller refuses to share the number or tries to pressure you into making a donation immediately, hang up the phone, as it is likely a scam.


Before sharing payment information either online or over the phone, thoroughly research the organization.


As Sergeant Phil Esterhaus would say, "Let's be careful out there!".

Magni Momenti Notitia

  • There are still a few spots left for Presence Website Training next week. Click here to sign up.
  • Stop stacking the Chromebooks....Please!
  • Several new updates have come out recently containing important security improvements. When your computer requests to restart, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Continue to shut down your desktops each day after school. This is especially important before weekends and long breaks.
  • If you have a technical issue, you must submit a help desk ticket here: https://sapublicschools.freshdesk.com/helpdesk (Be sure to use the Google button to login.)
  • Be sure to visit the Technology Intranet page as your first stop for tech in the district. FAQs & other general info is stored here to help you find answers to many questions you might have.
  • "Think before you click."
  • How do robots eat guacamole? ... With computer chips!
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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

~ Edith Sitwell