Technology Manager July Board Meeting
July 29th, 2020
Now that grades 6-12 are doing distance learning through technology my staff and I are doing more helpdesk tasks while also trying to build resources for staff, and the families for the district.
My staff have been building and maintaining the COVID-19 website with resources and also a Technology How-To website for staff. We have been doing this while also working on helpdesk tickets and helping staff as they email or call us directly.
We will be collecting students’ laptops and other school equipment starting Friday May 29th. We will also be collecting on Monday June 1st, and Tuesday June 2nd so that we can give families more opportunities to try to get the laptops to us.
During this time it is very important that parents start using ParentVUE so that we can ensure that they know what is happening in the classroom even more. If parents need to create an account they can call their child’s school and they will get you the needed information. If you already have created an account, we have published an instructional website for parents on what information is in the ParentVUE portal and how they can change contact info, etc. The link for the site is: http://parentvue.carrabec.org One part of ParentVUE that we have opened is the Test History. This shows their student’s test scores for MEA’s, NWEA’s and SAT’s ( if applicable ). For MEA’s we have the past 3 years, for NWEA and SAT we have the past four years. If the test information included the students performance level that is also included in what parents can see in ParentVUE. This information is also on the student portal StudentVUE for students to be able to see their test history.
Things are going well this year, and part of this is due to the excellent technology staff we have this year, and part is also due to the efforts of the rest of the staff who have been embracing new ideas and trying new techniques in the classroom using the technology that we provide to them, while also looking to the future.