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Important Information for Everyone
  • Meet the new Director of Human Resources: Learn about Phil Bedford. Read more...

Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • Technology Articles: Here are two articles that may be of interest to you as you execute technology in your classroom. Read more...
  • Letter of Support for American Heart Association: Please read this letter from Dr. Rubin. Read more...
  • iPad Damage/Loss/Theft Procedures Read more...
  • iPad App/Web Service Approval Process Read more...
  • Single Sign On for Student/Parent PowerSchool Portal: PowerSchool sign on has changed. Read more...
  • Make Sure Your Teacher Website is Up-to-Date: Parents may go to your website to learn about you. Read more...

FYI
  • CYC Annual Back to School Night: Join us for a night of comedy to raise money for Colorado Youth for a Change. Read more...



 
Important Information for Everyone
  
Phil Bedford is the new Director of Human Resources for Englewood Schools. Phil has 27 years of experience in public education and has been a science teacher; cross country, track and basketball coach; high school principal; athletic director; curriculum coordinator and various roles in human resources!
 
Phil has a B.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee and a M.A. in Educational Administration from Northern Arizona University. He recently considered running for president in 2016, but accepted the HR position with Englewood Schools instead.
 
Phil lives in Broomfield with his wife Jenn and enjoys trail running, hiking, camping, skiing, traveling and spending time with his family, friends and awesome Vizsla dog, Zoomer.
 
Phil can be reached at extension 2029 or at phillip_bedford@engschools.net.
 
Please read this letter of support from Dr. Rubin.

 
iPad Damage/Loss/Theft Procedures
 
If an iPad, case, charger, or cord are damaged, lost, or stolen, a support request with problem type "tablet" should be submitted right away. Then your school's support technician will meet with the student to determine if the issue is an obvious accident or wear-and-tear replacement. The technician will record the incident in a PowerSchool tracking form tied to the student's account. If it was an accident, and the student has paid their technology fee (or had it waived through free & reduced lunch qualification), then the cost of repair will be covered by the school district. Only the first accident per school year is covered by the district in this way. Second accidents are usually classified as neglect and thus, not covered by the technology fee.

If there is any suspicion of neglectful or malicious damage/loss/theft, the technician will escalate the incident to school administration for investigation and determination of possible fines and discipline consequences. Fines cannot be waived by free & reduced lunch status. Fines are levied for accidents for students who did not pay their technology fee, neglectful incidents, and malicious incidents. Administrators will record the incident in a PowerSchool tracking form tied to the student's account.

If the iPad is in need of repair, a loaner will be issued by your building's technician and the iPad will be repaired. If the charger and cord are damaged or stop working, turn in the defective parts to your building technician for wear-and-tear replacement. Do not throw them away or students could be charged a fine for replacements. If a student lost the charger and/or cord, report the incident using a support request. The charger and cord will be replaced and a fine will be placed on the student's account.
 
 
iPad App/Web Service Approval Process
 
To consider and app or website service, a teacher (or teachers) should vet the app through the Apps/Websites Selection Protocol found on the lower left menu on the technology department website at https://www.englewoodschools.net/domain/35. If the app passes this process, forward the answers to the vetting process questions to your school administrator. If they approve of the app, they will then forward the request to the Director of Technology for approval. If all looks in order, it will be added to the app list and it will scoped to the appropriate groups of student iPads.  
Single Sign On for Student/Parent PowerSchool Portal
 
Beginning this school year, the Student/Parent Portal is Single Sign On! Once parents have set up an account and associate their students with the account, they have access to all associated students’ information in one session. Previously, parents would need to log in separately for each student.

Teachers—Here’s what you need to know:
  • All secondary students/parents should have access to the Portal. Some elementary schools are piloting on a very limited basis.
  • Parents need to set up their own accounts and associate their students to the account. Letters were sent home to all secondary families with this information.
  • Students have their own, separate access information. In most cases, this is the same as their Web Services username/password and—in most cases—different from what they used last year to log into the PowerSchool Portal. When students log in to the Portal, they will only see their account information.
  • With Single Sign On, parents and students will have the ability to download and use the PowerSchool App.
  • NOTE: A District Code is required to set up the app. The District Code is GDSC.
  • Starting Monday, August 31, an Account Information page will be available through the PowerTeacher BackPack—Select Screens. This page will contain access information for the following accounts:
    • Apple IDs
    • Web Services
    • Learning Apps
    • PowerSchool Portal Student Access
    • PowerSchool Portal Guardian Access (Parents need this information to associate this specific student to their account, but once set up, will access with the username/password they created.)
 
 
Make Sure Your Teacher Webpage is Up-to-Date
 
As the new school year kicks into gear, don't forget to take a look at your teacher page on your school's website and make sure it is updated. 
 
Your login to the website is the same as your computer login, or the one you use to print.
 
If you need help or have questions, please reach out to julie_mcginley@engschools.net.
 

FYI

CYC Back to School Night
 

Please join me for CYC’s 9th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Presented by The Grainger Foundation
Thursday, September 24 – 5:30pm
Comedy Works South – 5345 Landmark Place – Greenwood Village CO
Tickets: $50
Purchase tickets online/get info at www.youthforachange.ejoinme.org
Tickets include wine, appetizers, and comedy show

YOU COUNT! Award Honorees:
Former Governor Bill Ritter and Happy Haynes, DPS Board of Education President, and an outstanding CYC student
Featuring a silent and live auction, cocktail reception, and comedy show with headliner Josh Blue

ABOUT COLORADO YOUTH FOR A CHANGE
The dropout problem in Colorado is serious and our community pays a hefty price. Currently, there are more than 10,000 dropouts in our state. The average high school dropout is not eligible for 90% of available jobs and will cost taxpayers nearly $300,000 over their lifetime in lost tax revenue, crime, incarceration, and health related costs. 

Celebrating 10 years of service in our community, Colorado Youth for a Change is solving Colorado’s dropout crisis.  Since 2005, CYC has substantially contributed to decreasing the number of dropouts in Colorado by 42%.  And of the nearly 2,000 students we serve annually, 75% continue enrollment or graduate.  Find out more at www.youthforachange.org!

 
 
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