Gmail (Email System)
The best place to get help with your GMail or any of the Google Apps is through the Google Apps Help. This can be accessed either through your GMail account or through a Google search.
To access the help through your Google Account select the Help link at the top right hand side of the Google mail screen.
District Technology is encouraging teachers to use their Google Sites to great usable web sites for their classrooms. The Google Sites application is one of the easiest site creation applications available. Teachers no longer must concern themselves about finding a hosting service for their sites; Google provides that for you. Teachers can create multiple web sites, each serving a different function.
Google Sites Help is by far the best support and help one can find for creating sites. Once you have logged into your Google Sites application you can select the "Help" link on the top right hand of the page to find complete instructions on creating Google Sites. Google has placed a strong focus on supporting educational needs with regards to sites. Take a look at their link "Sites for Teachers" to get some site topic ideas. Teachers can create up to five sites a week. I am unsure of the total amount of sites a teacher can create.
To see some examples of Google Sites created by teachers select the following link:
You can view different sites by changing the number 1 at the end of the URL to a different number; the range goes from 1 to 34.
Open Source Software
We are strong supporters of OpenSource and free software. You might wonder, "What is OpenSource software". In the most simplest of terms its free software . . . yes, we said free! It has a much greater purpose than that though.
Open-source software (OSS) is computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software. Some open source licenses meet the requirements of the Open Source Definition. Some open source software is available within the public domain. Open source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner.
PowerSchool (Parents and Students)
GETTING ON POWERSCHOOL:
Starting Fall 2019, WCSD is no longer using Unified Classroom. This will change how you log in as a parent or student.
The Student and Parent Portal can be accessed here: https://powerschool.washk12.org/
- If you have a login for the mobile app, that login will work on the PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal.
- If you have signed in before, but don't know your username or password, go to https://powerschool.washk12.org/, click "Forgot Username or Password?" below the login box, and follow the instructions.
- If you don't receive a password reset email within 10 minutes after submitting the Forgot Password form, please submit the Forgot Username form to recover your username. It may not be your email address.
- If you have never signed in before, please go to https://powerschool.washk12.org/, click Create Account, and follow the instructions. You'll need your student's Access ID and code, which are available from the school. (Please do not call the district, as we cannot give it to you)
- If you try the above, and still need help, please contact the school for assistance.
Parent/Student Mobile App:
Download the mobile app here for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/powerschool-mobile/id973741088?mt=8 or here for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerschool.portal&hl=en_US or search for PowerSchool Mobile in the app store.
Use the same login from the web to log into the app.
If your login isn't working on the mobile app:
- If you're signed in, go to Account (Usually at the bottom, possibly under "More")
- Tap "Sign Out" in the top right corner
- Tap "District Code" in the top left corner
- Delete the district code
- Re-enter it (MRBK)
- Tap Continue
- Sign in again
- Tap the 3 dots in the top right corner
- Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap "Logout"
- Delete the district code at the top
- Re-enter it (MRBK)
- Sign in again
Go to https://powerschool.washk12.org and sign in with your district account (email address before the "@") and email password. You can also use the PowerSchool Mobile app above with the same login. If you need help logging in, please contact your school.
PowerSchool (Teachers and Admins)
Log into the PowerSchool Teacher Portal (https://powerschool.washk12.org/teachers/) using the first part of your email address before the "@" and your email password. If you need help getting in, please contact your school tech.
Log into the PowerSchool Admin Portal (https://powerschool.washk12.org/admin/) using the first part of your email address before the "@" and your email password. To request access to the admin portal, please contact your supervisor. If you need help getting in, please contact your school tech.
Staff and Employee Support Contact: (Parents, please contact your schools directly)
UTIPS provides a low cost internet-based formative assessment engine for teachers in the state of Utah that will allow them to adjust their classroom instruction to improve student competencies in CORE areas prior to end of level CRT testing.
WCSD Technology has created some help videos listed below. Additional help for UTIPS can be found by accessing the Tutorial link at the bottom of the UTIPS home page.
Wireless Network (WiFi)
Instructions: WCSDaccess Wireless Instructions