MPS Summer Technology Updates
July 21, 2021
Thank you for your support and flexibility as we have worked throughout the pandemic to provide technology to support teaching and learning. Here are some important updates as we plan for the fall.
Replacing Tyler SIS with Aspen - Coming Soon!
Last fall, a team of teachers, administrators, parents, IT staff, and others evaluated our current system and recommended that we shift to Aspen. There was a broad consensus that it would be a big improvement over what we have now and that despite challenges related to the pandemic, we should make it happen.
Aspen will provide a much better experience for everyone involved - there is a reason why over 100 districts in Massachusetts use this platform! It will be easier to use and to find the information you need.
The past 6 months have been an intense process of designing, configuring, and testing the new system and we are excited to share it with everyone ASAP. If you would like more information about Aspen in the meantime, visit this website.
Expired Chromebooks for Purchase
If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these devices for home use, please have your child bring a check for $30 per Chromebook made out to Maynard Public Schools to a school technology office or contact Adam Steiner, Technology Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
End of Year Return of Chromebooks and Other Equipment
If a family requires equipment to be picked up due to transportation challenges, please contact Adam Steiner, Technology Director at email@example.com
Adam Steiner, PhD
Director of Technology
Maynard Public Schools
(978) 897-6700 x4162
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