Author Archives: Christine Lafferty

Is your desktop a “hot” mess?

If the desktop of your computer looks like this….   trouble could be headed your way. Did you know documents saved to the desktop of a computer are not backed up? This means if your computer crashes or a technician has … Continue reading

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MS Office Available FREE to SPS Employees

Get Microsoft Office for FREE! By using your Suffolk Public Schools email address you can install MS Office on up to 5 PC’s and/or MACs, 5 tablets, and use OneDrive to automatically synch documents on your devices. Navigate to the Office … Continue reading

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Time to Load the Report Cards

Please read and follow directions carefully. If clarification is needed, please contact the HelpDesk at 654911. Elementary School – Grades 1-5 Elementary School Grade K Elementary School Resource Classes Middle School High School High School HPE10 Teachers of high school courses (including … Continue reading

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Join the Suffolk Reading Council

Suffolk Reading Council membership drive is now open! Please consider becoming a member of the Suffolk Reading Council. Benefits include: Membership in the VSRA Professional journals Supports literacy projects in Suffolk Scholarships and awards Reduced registration for the Virginia State Reading … Continue reading

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New student in your class?

Do you have a new student in your class? Are you confused with how to include grades from the prior teacher? Follow these steps to include grades for students that transfer from one to class to another or for students … Continue reading

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Updates to Google Classroom

Today Google announced the following updates to Google Classroom. Today we’re launching a native Classroom mobile app for both Android and iOS to help teachers and students be more collaborative in the classroom and save even more paper and time: New with the mobile app, students … Continue reading

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PTA Reflections – City-Wide Student Winners Announced

Congratulations to the City-Wide winners of this year’s PTA Reflections program, which focused on the theme — “The world would be a better place if …” Students in Pre-K through grade 12 created theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, … Continue reading

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Certificate Issue Impacting Resources

No need to call the HelpDesk, we are aware of and working on a certificate issue that may be impacting SPS resources. When users try to access certain SPS resources, they get a warning message. Users can navigate to the desired site … Continue reading

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Issue with Home Access Center

Due to Monday’s eSchool update, we are experiencing an issue in Home Access Center (HAC). This issue has been reported to eSchool. Currently when viewing the Classwork Tab in HAC, users no longer see the Marking Period average in the … Continue reading

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TAC Update Needed

Sungard will fix an issue tonight from 5:00 to 6:00 that resulted from yesterday’s eSchool update. Teachers should stay out of TAC during this time to avoid any loss of data.

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Progress Report Reminder

Progress Report directions now include steps for new students that do not receive a grade when loading. Additionally, directions for kindergarten teachers have been added. IPR Kindergarten IPR Grades 1-12 As always, please contact the HelpDesk when encountering problems.

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Report Card Processes

Please read and follow directions carefully. If clarification is needed, please contact the HelpDesk at 654911. Elementary School – Grades 1-5 Elementary School Grade K Elementary School Resource Classes Middle School High School High School HPE10 Four optional one hour TAC Support Sessions … Continue reading

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EdTechFest was a Success!

What an exciting day we had at KFMS on Saturday! If you attended, share something you learned with a colleague. Information from the sessions can be found on the EdTech Resources page.

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Issue Affecting Laptops and MPC Carts

We are experiencing an issue that is impacting all SPS laptops and MPC carts that are connecting to the SPS network through a wireless connection. Technicians will be deployed to the buildings to correct the issue. Due to the large … Continue reading

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Google Training

Don’t miss the Google Apps training – register today! The event features Google training, instructional uses for Google resources, lunch, snacks and DOOR PRIZES!   EdTechFest Registration and Information

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Open Call for “Wannabe” Technology Superstars

Fall PDA Registration Now Open! Don’t get knocked out or left behind! Join the technology coaches this fall for live performances including Google Apps, Blogging, Tech Tools, and more! Check out the fall line-up and register today! Online Courses Face-to-Face Courses  

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Get in the Google Game

Join us for a day of amazing Google learning and gaming on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at King’s Fork Middle School. Register today! Training and presentations will be conducted by Amplified IT (AKA – Google rock stars).

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Commit to be fit!

Check out the new SPS Wellness site!  

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Odyssey Offline

Odyssey will be updated on October 8 and 9. The program will not be accessible during this time.

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Teacher Directions for Interim Progress Report Process

Interim Progress Report Directions

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