Digital Literacy
Browsers - Understand the basic features and the difference in browsers. 

Common Sense Media Parent's Guide
Choose your student's grade level under Essential School Tools. 
Click What To Expect to see a grade level guide. Choose from the menu on the left to access resources for that topic.
Explore the entire site for valuable parenting tools targeting your student's grade level. 

Netsmartz -
CHOOSE an ISSUE for additional information

Videos to help you understand and use safety settings. 
Scratch for Parents

 Google Apps for Ed
 Whiteside students have a google education account that provides digital tools for learning success. Student's may only communicate within the district and accounts are accessible from home.  These tools include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, classroom, email, and more. Click the Google icon then Help Center to learn more. We encourage you to learn about Google and have your students show you how they use the tools in the classroom. 

Skyward Family Access
Family Access Toolkit
Video and Print resources to assist you in using Skyward to help your student succeed. 
Skyward Mobile Apps
Download to access Skyward on your mobile devices. 

Be Safe - Be Caring - Be Respectful - Be Responsible
 Whiteside’s Character Education Program is the deliberate and proactive effort to instill in students important ethical values such as caring, respect, responsibility, peace, empathy, integrity, honesty, perseverance, cooperation, and self control. This is done in a variety of ways, including having a yearly theme; regular class lessons on “The Word of the Month”; school-wide service projects; and regularly recognizing and celebrating positive acts of character. The Character Education Committee is a multi-disciplinary team that meets regularly to coordinate character education efforts.