Author Archives: Christine Lafferty

Teacher Access Center (TAC) News

Home Access Center – HAC HAC was turned on across the division today. This will allow parents and students access to information available through HAC. TAC Categories Currently teachers do not have Categories. Categories will be added by Technology on … Continue reading

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Password Hygiene

Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. Clifford Stoll

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Google Apps for Education Summit Lottery is Open!

The Google Apps for Education Summit  is coming October 17 and 18, 2015, to King’s Fork High School. This two-day, high-intensity event will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning. The division will send … Continue reading

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Will you accept the Computer Connection Challenge?

If a pile of cords and computer parts is greeting you upon your arrival to your classroom, will you accept the Computer Connection Challenge? You have 8 days to complete the Challenge. Once you complete the Challenge, post a before … Continue reading

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June Windows Updates

Windows updates for the month of June are now available and may be installed by users when convenient, prior to the deadline date. June updates have a deadline date of June 17, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Users may select to wait and allow … Continue reading

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Packed and Ready to Roll

Before rolling on to summer break, remember these items: DO NOT leave files saved on the desktop of your computer. Those items are not safe in that location and will be gone when you return in August. Back files up … Continue reading

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Suffolk GAFE Summit is Coming

  The Google Apps for Education Summit  is coming October 17 and 18, 2015, to King’s Fork High School. This two-day, high-intensity event will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning. The division will … Continue reading

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Before You Go

Whether you are retiring, relocating, or taking a new job remember to return your teacher issued laptop and/or tablet to the Department of Technology. Additionally, access to your Suffolk Public Schools email and user account will end after the last payroll … Continue reading

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Adding Exam Grades in TAC

When adding exam grades in TAC, if the due date is a date in the future, the exam grade will not load in the Final Exam slot for the report card until the teacher loads on that date or later. … Continue reading

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Monthly Updates

Security updates for the month of May are now available and may be installed by users when convenient, prior to the deadline date. May updates have a deadline date of June 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Users may select to … Continue reading

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eSchool Update – Impacts TAC and HAC

The division will be receiving an update to eSchool Plus overnight, Thursday, May 7, 2015. In order to prepare for the update, all eSchool and TAC users will need to be logged out of the system at 3:30 pm on Thursday.

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Have you gone Google?

Are you using Google Apps? How about Google Classroom? Maybe you’ve heard about some of the great resources but don’t know where to start. We want to hear from you. Come to an open forum to share. Tell us what you are … Continue reading

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WHRO Needs Your Input

WHRO will be adding some Magic School Bus titles to eMediaVA. The funds available will allow them to acquire 20 titles. WHRO is requesting teacher input to decide which videos to purchase. Please complete this form to share your opinion. … Continue reading

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Summer Curriculum Writers Needed

Staff members interested in serving as summer curriculum writers please apply by Thursday, April 30, 2015.   2015 Summer Curriculum Development Application-K-12 ANNOUNCEMENT-Summer Curriculum Development Committees_2015  

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Did you serve on the Science Textbook Adoption committee?

Staff members that served on the Science Textbook Adoption committee can earn Recertification and STAR points for the time involved in this important responsibility. Complete the log and submit it to Pam Connor for elementary or Doug Dohey for secondary. All forms … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended — Elementary Summer School Application

Applications are now being accepted for the summer Learning and Enrichment Academic Program, LEAP. Academic teacher applications have closed, but deadline extended for Enrichment Proposals from Teachers. Applications are due to Pam Connor at the School Administrative Office by April 24, 2015. … Continue reading

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Summer Employment for Middle and High School Teachers

Information and applications can be found on this post for teachers and staff interested in the Middle School Summer School, High School Summer School or SOL Academy programs. Middle School Summer School Middle School Summer School Announcement Middle School Teacher and … Continue reading

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New Science Textbook Adoption Surveys

As part of the RFP process to select new science textbooks, parents and staff are encouraged to participate in the evaluation of possible textbooks. Sets of books and kits are available at each school and should be reviewed prior to completing … Continue reading

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Google Nugget

Gain control with some simple keyboard shortcuts for Chrome that will help you work more efficiently. Ctrl + N ~ Opens a new window. Ctrl + T ~ Opens a new tab. Ctrl + Shift + N ~ Opens a new window … Continue reading

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ESY Summer Employment

Applications for Extended School Year Summer Employment are now being accepted. If you are interested in working with the ESY Program please complete the online application. The ESY Program serves special needs students. ESY Application

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