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Laptop/Chromebook - end of year device collection (June 7-12)

[Click here for: Information Flyer / Folleto informativo]

*All students should be aware of the information in the flyer above. Seniors and students not returning to SHS next year will need to return their school issued devices. If you are returning, you will keep your device to use for next year.

SAT is March 13th!
All grade 11 students must have this on their device for SAT.  If you don't have it:
DOWNLOAD HERE

Required: please check that your Chromebook/laptop has the Bluebook PSAT testing app installed. Instructions

See also: College Board Website to learn more

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year

Digital Student IDs & Hall Passes
All students must activate and utilize their Minga account while at SHS for school safety and digital hall passes.  Students use their SPS school Google Email account for access.

Please download the Minga app (Appstore/Google) or use the website: https://app.minga.io
Flyer

PowerSchool Logo

Technology device agreements and AUP forms are online now (sign) - help guides below
Families must sign them for the year in Power School to be in compliance and to use the school network or equipment.  Failure to complete can hold up device distribution and can result in restricted access, which directly impacts classwork and burdens teachers instructional methods.

Sign your Technology Forms for 2023-2024

Mobile App Instructions
English / Spanish / Ukrainian

Website Portal Instructions
English / Spanish / Ukrainian

**Your forms are NOT submitted until they are dated 2023-2024  (old forms from 2020, 2021, or 2022 are not acceptable)**

Parent PowerSchool Accounts
Parents should email one of the SHS technology pros below for assistance.  Students can report issues in the media center or ask questions, but a direct request from parents is preferred. Please do not call as phone support is not available for the start of the school year.

*It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to ensure all contact records are up-to-date in PowerSchool and to remember login information.  Email and passwords not updated/remembered, are the number one cause of parent access issues.

Spanish Speaking Families
Johanna Allen, parent facilitator
Jallen@stamfordct.gov

Otherwise:
Melissa Correa (TPDL, technology leader) Mcorrea@stamfordct.gov

Jeremy Fiftal (TISS, technology specialist)
jfiftal@stamfordct.gov

Deb Gerber (Media Specialist) Dgerber@stamfordct.gov

PENDING - *not yet available
for 2023-2024

Technology Insurance (old 2022-2023)

If you purchased for this year and have questions 
Please contact the company directly : 
(888) 978-3515
 https://schooldevicecoverage.com/

---------Enrollment Is Closed For This Year---------

For details about the program read the flyers or watch the videos below.

English Flyer / English Video
Spanish Flyer / Spanish Video

DEVICE/TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE

Accidents happen, that’s why we’ve chosen School Device Coverage to offer an optional device insurance program for our district parents. Here are some benefits to device insurance:

  • Coverage for accidental damage, loss, and theft
  • No hidden fees, a one-time payment covers the device until the end of the school year
  • There are no claims limits, so if your child experiences more than one accidental damage, loss, or theft event, the device is still insured
  • If your child’s device needs repair or replacement, the insurance coverage will follow to any loaner device given automatically and at no extra charge

NOTE: “Parents or legal guardians are not required to purchase this optional student device insurance policy. The Stamford Public School System provides access to this insurance as a courtesy only. School Device Coverage (SDC) is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Stamford Public Schools.”            

Media center (tech help)
Open daily for student technology assistance 7:25am - 1:30pm.  An appointment is not necessary but is recommended.  If you have more problematic issues or concerns please Email:  jfiftal@stamfordpublicschools.org (TISS, technology specialist)

To access our school's online resources please visit our Library Learning Commons page.

 

PowerSchool Logo - image

Login Link - Click Here)

ATTENTION PLEASE...
Students without a 23-24 AUP on file risk having their SPS Google account suspended. 
Please have the technology forms Listed below submitted ASAP to avoid any issues with student access to SPS technologY.

23-24 Acceptable Use, Device Selection, and Media Consent Forms in PowerSchool

·         These forms must be signed EACH YEAR.

·         Forms must be completed for students using BOTH SPS AND BYOD devices.

·         Forms can be accessed through BOTH the website (http://sis.stamfordpublicschools.org) or mobile app (see the left hand column)

·         Forms are only available through PARENT accounts - student accounts (username = ID number) canNOT access forms
 

Please make sure that all forms for 23-24 have been submitted (see screenshot below):

 

Please contact Melissa Correa (mcorrea@stamfordct.gov) with any further questions or issues with your PowerSchool account.

Grades 10-12 (devices)
Come to the media center if you need a school-provided device, or have issues with the one you have. This includes students in grades 10-12 that are new to SHS.  

The Media center is open daily for student assistance 7:25am - 1:30pm.  It is a student's responsibility to maintain devices and seek help promptly. 

Grade 9 (devices)
Students will be scheduled for technology distribution beginning Sept 1st, 2023 and will take place during Freshman seminar classes.  We will communicate directly with freshman on this.  Our goal is to have all students who need school-owned devices outfitted by Sept 15 if not earlier, but please be patient as this process takes time.  It is a student's responsibility to maintain devices and seek help promptly.  

BYOD (bring your own device) 9-12 Students who have their own device should plan on bringing their devices starting the first full day of school.  Students may use their own devices for school work as long as they meet or exceed these requirements:

- 11" screen, 4gb memory, 802.11 b/g wireless, 40gb storage, virus protection
- Any student in grades K-12 may use a Chromebook, laptop or Apple Macbook
- Tablets/IPads and smartphones are not acceptable devices

- All students must use Chrome as their web browser

*Digital Art Students
If you are taking Photoshop or a similar digital art course you will need an upgraded ADOBE capable laptop.  Art teachers will indicate if you need to swap your computer in the media center, but it is the student's responsibility to tell the technology staff you are in an art class so we can give you the correct device.

Google Login

Student ID # @stamfordpublicschools.org

How to reset your existing Google Password (PDF) - only works if you can access your account already


PowerSchool (Students)
Username = your student id number

Mobile APP (School Code = JQJK)
Download the PowerSchool Mobile App
(App Store on iPhone/Android)

*You must use the browser version of powerschool if you ever have to reset your password (the mobile APP will not allow password changes)


WiFISchool Laptops must be on BOE_Secured Network