Summer Technology Update from La Canada Unified School District Chief Technology Officer

Published : Friday, July 26, 2019 | 3:33 PM

La Canada Unified School District (LCUSD) Chief Technology Officer Jamie Lewsadder shared four technology announcements with families. First, the Back to School Data Confirmation/ Registration Process opens 7/16, the Parent Technology Academy (PTA 2.0) offerings, an overview of the Digital Resource access for students, and an overview of the Chromebook program for students in grades 5-12. For more information, click on this article for the full update.

Back to School Data Confirmation/ Registration Process Opens July 17th

Each summer, families are asked to review student directory information and school policies. This process is online in the Aeries Parent Portal. A separate email will come with directions and details. The basics are that you login to the portal, click through the data confirmation steps, and then print and sign the emergency form.

Before the portal opens, please try logging into the Aeries Parent Portal and making sure you have access. It will be an email address. Try forgot password if you get stuck.

https://abi.lcusd.net/parentportal/LoginParent.aspx?page=default.aspx

New families, you’ll receive a separate email with your login information.

Current families: if you are unable to login even after trying forgot password, please send an email to portalhelp@lcusd.net and we will get back to you shortly.

“We will send an email out Wednesday announcing when the portal is open. ”

Parent Technology Academy (PTA 2.0) Nights

Monday, August 5th at 6:30pm “The student technology experience”

This session will feature a hands-on experience with the digital tools used in many classrooms and a discussion of strategies for healthy tech use at home.

RSVP for either/both nights here.

Parent Technology Academy (PTA 2.0) Nights

Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30pm “Google Docs and Slides: in depth training”

This session is centered around developing an understanding of the Google Docs platform. This tool is a heavily used tool and parents can expect to see students using this for homework and projects.

RSVP for either/both nights here.

Digital Resource Access

LCUSD have adopted a system called Classlink to help organize all of the students’ digital resources.

Elementary Math and ELA textbooks, 7/8 math and science textbooks, and LC Math 1, 3, and 4 textbooks are currently available to students along with Typing Club for students in 2nd-8th grade.

Sample Classlink Login:

For students with Chromebooks, once they sign in, full access to Classlink happens as they have the Classlink browser extension (This assists with stored passwords and makes the magic happen). For our younger students, directions can be found here to install the browser extension. Please ask your students about this tool and hopefully this will save some trips back to campus if textbooks or workbooks are forgotten. The textbooks also offer technical upgrades like text to speech as well. You’ll receive more training on this tool once school launches and content has been reassigned to the students.

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