Technology & Supplies
We are working to balance the use of technology. Some examples of materials and tasks that teachers may assign for asynchronous days are independent reading, writing workshops, and math workbooks. We will also be sending home manipulatives for use at home. Students will be bringing their asynchronous assignments and activities back into school the next day to share with their teachers and class.
Yes. The District is using Relay by Lightspeed to filter student devices at home and at school.
Yes. Grade level supplies will be supplied to all students by the district.
A distribution plan will be shared by your school principal.
When we return to school, students will be asked to bring the provided supplies back to school for in-school use.
Generally, yes. Materials may vary depending on the content area and level.
They will not affect a student’s grade. The student should communicate any technical issues they are experiencing to their teacher.
If your student has trouble accessing technology or the online tools we are using, please submit an IssueTrak, via the app already installed on the iPad, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also be sure to communicate any challenges you are facing with the teacher via email.
- A virtual help desk is available to students via Microsoft Teams: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
- Students may call +1 570-800-2419, Conference ID: 650 513 192# for tech support.
- In-person tech support (via a technology support window) is available between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at District Office (47 Church Road). Families can drop off an iPad and talk with a technician to receive support. Drive around to the back of District Office and look for the tent adjacent to the building. A technician will take the device through the window to troubleshoot any issue your child might be having. No need to even enter the building. (Note: this service begins on September 8.)
Families are asked to please use the device provided by the district for their student’s virtual learning program. These devices have a base configuration that includes the applications, systems, and software that students will need to access their online courses of instruction. Remote updates can be pushed to all GVSD devices as needed. This also allows us to troubleshoot any issues more effectively.
Grades K-2: Seesaw Learning Platform and Microsoft Teams
Grades 3-5: Seesaw Learning Platform, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneNote
Grades 6-8: Canvas, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneNote
Grades 9-12: Canvas, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneNote
In 2016, the district began an effort to implement one-to-one technology in grades 5 through 12. Since that time, students in participating grades have been assessed a $75 technology fee that serves as insurance for the district-issued iPad. Students in grades 5 through 12 will be charged the technology fee again this year. Although students in grades K-4 were provide an iPad for virtual instruction, those students will be expected to return the device once school resumes in person. Therefore, the technology fee will not apply to students in grades K-4.