Portal logins changed
The school district recently initiated a district-wide change of student usernames over the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 29. The eventual goal of this change is to give all students district email accounts.
Technology Integration Coordinator Lisa Lund said that the email accounts are meant to help meet the Common Core Standards the district recently put into place for the Teaching and Learning Department and will be worked on over the next few years. The Common Core Standards are supposed to help students gain higher-level thinking skills through the use of technology. The email accounts are currently in the process of being available for student use.
“By allowing students to have emails, they will be able to collaborate [with teachers and other students] and work to create a 21st century environment of learning,” Lund said. “We are working to deliver professional development to our staff that allows for the integration of technology into the curriculum, and [student] emails will be an important step in that process.”