Welcome to a new school year Mustangs! This web page contains information to help you get off to a great start with technology.
Your homeroom teacher should provide you with a label containing your SW usernames and passwords. Please stick this labels in a SAFE place, such as the front of your Agenda Book or School Handbook. You will want to keep this information secure - don't EVER share your username/password with other students.
The AUP, or Acceptable Use Policy, is a set of rules you agree to follow when using technology here at South Western. The general rule is technology should always be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner. Here is a student friendly version of the AUP, or you can access the full Board Policy. You should familiarize yourself with the AUP, and follow it!
Here are the accounts that have been created for you. We have provided the contact information for the person who can help you or your teacher with correcting any log in issue you have with that account.
This username and password enables students to initially login to a SWSD computer. You must log in to be able to access your school files and to print to our printers.
Problems? Contact Mrs. Lisa Koons at SWHS or Mrs. Angie Leese at EHMIS.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can access your school files at home using NetStorage? NetStorage uses the same username/password as Novell, and the link can be found at the bottom of the EHMIS or SWHS web sites.
Moodle is an online course management system. Some of your teachers may use moodle to share class materials with you.
Here is the link: http://swmoodle.swsd.k12.pa.us/
SW Google apps is our online community in the Google Cloud. You have access to a Google Documents, an email account, and a calendar.
Here is the link: http://southwesternsd.org
You will want to make sure you can:
Problems? Contact Mrs. Shari Dusman at 22870 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A wiki is a web page that can be easily edited online. Wikis are great for sharing resources and collaborating! Here is a video that explains a wiki in plain english.
The username and password for wikispaces is the same as Novell - so its easy to remember. You will need to be logged into SW Wikispaces in order to edit a SW Wiki or post a comment on a Wiki discussion board. Most wikis also require you to join the wiki as well.
Here is the link: http://www.swsd.wikispaces.net/
This website allows you to check your grades, attendance, and select your high school schedule.
Your teacher will not have your log in information for the Community Portal as this is an account you have to create. You may already have an account for the Community Portal in the past, so here are the steps you should follow:
You will need you username, password, and PIN to be able to log in. Here is the link: https://sapphire.swsd.k12.pa.us/parent/Welcome.cfm
From the Discovery Channel, this is an online collection of video and multimedia resources. They have quite a collection of videos, images, and games to help you learn about topics your covering in school.
Your log in is the same as your Novell username and password.
Here is the link:
CHECK IT OUT!
We have created a student friendly Tech Toolbox where we can share our favorite tech resources and tips. This page is part of that site! Take a minute a look around the site. We are always looking for comments and suggestions about how to improve the site!
Have a great year!!