Online Tools for Parents & Students

What are they? How do I find them? How do I login to them?

Digital Tools

We hope that this will give everyone the tools they need to navigate the online resources we have in District 204 and Fischer Middle School.

Below are the top digital tools used by families!

Home Access Center (HAC)

What is it? This is where students and parents can check grades, schedules, locker information, transportation and test scores.

Students and parents both have logins for HAC. The parent login is connected with all of your students in district 204.


How do I find it? Here is the Link to HAC. You can also access it by going to the Fischer Home Page https://fischer.ipsd.org and clicking on the eSchool Home Access button on the left side of the page.


How do I login? If you are a first time user, you will need to "Click here to Register for HAC" when you click on the link to HAC above. Users can reset their password on the login page. Click the "Forgot My Username or Password" link. You will receive an email at the email address on file.


What if I have more questions? Click here for answers to more specific questions about HAC. (Also found by going to the Fischer Home Page https://fischer.ipsd.org and clicking on the eSchool Home Access button on the left side of the page.)

Google Sites

What is it? This is where students and parents can see daily homework. Each core team (6-0, 6-1, 6-2, 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.


How do I find it? 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.


How do I login? You do not need to login to access the sites.

Google Classroom

What is it? This is where teachers post different tasks and assignments for students. Every teacher uses Google classroom differently.


How do I find it? Students all know how to access their Google classroom - parents do not typically have a login, because this is a communication tool for teachers and students.

PushCoin

What is it? This is where parents pay fees and fund their students’ lunch accounts.


How do I find it? Parents can go directly to https://www.pushcoin.com.


How do I login? If you are a first time user, you will need to Sign up as a parent or guardian. Either click on I don't have an account and fill out the form or use an accelerated sign up by clicking on the Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn or Hotmail links. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the "I forgot my password" link on the PushCoin website to access your account.


What if I have more questions? Click here for answers to more specific questions about PushCoint. (Also found by going to the Fischer Home Page https://fischer.ipsd.org and clicking on the School Lunch Program button at the bottom of the page in the IPSD Essentials box.)

Fischer Middle School Website

What is it? Our school website has a lot of information for families to access!


How do I find it? https://fischer.ipsd.org


How do I login? There is no need to login.


What important information can I access here?



  • On the left side of the page, is a navigation pane with a lot of useful information:


  1. The online calendar - All school activities, sports and events are posted here.
  2. Contact Information - by clicking on the Faculty and Staff link.
  3. Fischer Bell Schedule
  4. Fischer PTSA information
  5. Our Online Parent Newsletter



  • In the middle of the page, is a section for news stories about upcoming events and important information
  • At the bottom of the page is a section named "IPSD Essentials" with links to important district information.

Chromebooks

What are they? All students in middle school are issued a Chromebook for the school year - to access and complete academic assignments and activities.


How do I login? All students login to their Chromebook with their district Google account. If students forget their login, they can use the "forgot password" feature, or view their login information on Home Access Center under "home", "school links".


What if I have more questions? Should you have any questions about Chromebooks, please go to: www.ipsd.org and click on "instruction" on the left side of the page, and then "1:1 Plan". In this section are:


  • FAQs for parents and students
  • the middle school 1:1 student/parent agreement (signed by guardians during registration)
  • Chromebook Repair and Replacement Costs

Digits

What is it? This is an online tool for students to access online math homework assigned on Digits. It also includes tutorials, help and explanations of problems.


How do I find it? Students all know how to access their Digits account through their Single Sign On Portal. There are no Parent Logins for Digits

Digital Citizenship

What is it? the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use


What do the students learn about it? Students will all be receiving lessons on digital citizenship from commonsensemedia.org. This is a great resource for everyone with tools, newsletters and parent information.

We are always happy to help with any questions you have! Please feel free to contact the main office, guidance office or teachers should you need more clarification on any of the online tools!