Parent/Guardian Technology Center
Research shows that family engagement in a child's education matters in student success. An alliance between parents and teachers creates a positive atmosphere to propel students forward. With that in mind, this page serves as a guide to technology resources for Parents and Guardians of Elizabethtown Area School District students.
EASD students use electronic devices to access online resources for classroom instruction. Students in grades K-3 use iPads and Chromebooks while students in grades 4-12 use Chromebooks. Upon registering in the district, student technology accounts are created automatically so they are able to log in to district devices and access online instructional resources. Please read the information on this page to learn more about the student devices, technology accounts and troubleshooting measures.
Parents are encouraged to create their own technology accounts in the following systems to access their student's demographic information, digital report cards, and daily classroom instruction and grades.
SCHOOLOGY - Grades 4-12
Schoology (pronounced School-ogy) is a learning management system for educators and students designed as a home for all course materials in one place, much like a class notebook.
- Parents of students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to create an account in Schoology to view their student's daily classwork and grades.
- Schoology will open to parents of students at Bear Creek in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year.
How to Access: Parents create their account with a personal email address and password of their choosing and a 12 digit parent access code assigned to their student by the Schoology system. Parents manage their own accounts.
- To log in to Schoology, click here.
- For information on creating a Parent account and to obtain your student's 12 digit code, please view the Schoology Access for Parent page.
- To view a tutorial on how to use your Schoology Parent account, please view the Schoology Tutorial for Parents page.
EASD COMMUNITY PORTAL - Grades K-12Sapphire, the district's Student Information System (SIS), is a web-based program used by educational organizations to maintain student records. An SIS handles a wide variety of academic tasks that manage student, parent, and personnel data, as well as providing an archive of and access to current and past grading, scheduling, attendance, discipline, and other school records.The Sapphire Community Portal module within the Sapphire SIS allows parents and students to access report cards, view attendance information and student reports, and receive building and district announcements.How to Access: Parents fill out an application requesting access to the Portal. The application asks for the parent's personal email address and password to use when accessing the system. The Community Portal also requires a PIN to log in, which is assigned automatically and emailed to the parents when the application is approved. Parents manage their own accounts.
- To log in to the Community Portal, click here.
- For information on creating a Parent account, please view the EASD Community Portal page on the district website.
Parent Technology Support
Parents may email firstname.lastname@example.org for support in accessing their online accounts.
The chart below shows the features available in both the Sapphire Community Portal and the Schoology Learning Management System. Please note that parents will need an account to access both systems. Each online system offers valuable student information and is equally beneficial for students and parents/guardians to visit.
The Online Scheduler, by Canyon Creek Software, is an online calendar through which parents can schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference with their child's teacher two times each school year.
Parents of Bainbridge Elementary, Bear Creek School, East High Elementary, Mill Road Elementary, and Rheems Elementary students will be able to conveniently and securely schedule a conference with their student's teacher via the online scheduling calendar using any device with an Internet connection. Specific information including dates and keywords needed to schedule a conference is sent out prior to the conferences.
How to access: Parents can view their student's teacher's schedules using their student's ID number. They may use their student's birthdate to look up the student ID.
STUDENT TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION:
Student Technology Accounts
Technology accounts are automatically created for students upon registering in the school district. Each student is assigned a district username, email address and password that allows them to log in to district computers and a multitude of online software systems used for classroom instruction.
Please visit the Student Center for information pertaining to the naming convention for district usernames and email addresses, links to frequently used online systems by students and information for graduating seniors.
Google Apps for Education
EASD uses a suite of tools from Google called Google Apps for Education. Google tools allow for students to work independently or collaboratively to create and edit online documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations and more.
If you're curious about Google Tools and want to learn more about them, view this Guardian's Guide to Google Tools. Please note that not all teachers use every Google tool.
Personalized Learning section
Through the district's Personalized Learning (1:1) program students in grades 4-12 are assigned a Chromebook for instructional use during the school year.
Please visit the EASD One-to-One Personalized Learning Initiative page on the district website for complete information on the type of device the students receive as well as policies, procedures, care and technology support information.
Troubleshooting Student Devices and Accounts
Parents are asked to assist students with basic troubleshooting steps when needed. For more advanced device support, please refer students to the Department of Technology Support. Students are asked to contact their teachers for questions about online software systems.
For Chromebook support or if their teacher advises them to contact Technology Services for software support, students will be asked to open a technology support ticket through Web Help Desk at support.etownschools.org.
Students should log in using their district username (without "@etownstudents.org") and district password. Fill in the fields with as much information describing the issue and any troubleshooting steps taken. The ticket will be assigned to the appropriate technician based on the information provided. Students will receive support ticket notifications through their district email account.
Please visit the Web Help Desk page on the district website for more information.