DCSS Instructional Technology Support Portal for Parents
Douglas County School System ( DCSS) is committed to providing and supporting continuity in learning for all of our students. This website has been organized to provide parents, guardians and caregivers online resources, as well as suggested off-line activities to support student learning from home.
The resources provided on this website are to help engage students in continued learning. Teachers will communicate with your student with course specific information and learning opportunities.
The Mission of the DCSS Technology Department
The Douglas County School Systems Technology Department's mission is to enhance the learning environment through the infusion of technology into the intructional process. We want to provide access to technology tools that will impact learning for all students and assist teachers in providing instruction. DCSS believes that the use of technology assists students in realizing their learning potential. For the student, technology is a tool that can positively impact their learning.
Many of the online resources are embedded within ClassLink students' online Single Sign On (SSO). However, some resources suggested below are available free of charge on the web and may require a student to create an account. Parents/guardians should approve the use of these educational resources before creating an account.
Username and Password
Know Your Username and Password
All DCSS staff and students have a DCSS username and password.
If students have forgotten their passwords or are otherwise experiencing problems trying to login, please contact your school's office manager or media specialist.
DCSS Portal - ClassLink
DCSS Portal - ClassLink
After signing in to Chrome, navigate to portal.dcssga.org which is DCSS's portal for single SSO to digital learning resources. All students and staff use their DCSS Network Login to access the DCSS Portal.
Sign In to DCSS Portal - PDF document with steps for signing in | YouTube Video demonstrating the steps for signing in
ClassLink App for Phones/Tablets - ClassLink is available via app, too! It's free for iOS or Android. Please search for Douglas County SD after installing the app. Choose to sign in with the student's DCSS Username and Password.
Accessing H: Drive - Files stored on the DCSS Network, such as the H: Drive, can be accessed via DCSS Portal.
Recommended Web Browser
The recommended browser is Google Chrome. Users should sign in to Chrome to streamline the online learning process.
How to Sign In to Google Chrome:
1. Open the Chrome web browser.
2. Click on the person on the top right of the screen.
3. Click "Sign into Chrome".
4. Enter your DCSS email address and network password.
A Guide to Chromebooks
Tech Home Tips and Resources
Technology Care Guidelines
Fostering 21st Century Learning
The Douglas County School System prepares students to navigate new learning landscapes that incorporate state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, our curriculum programs highlight and prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. Collaboration and creativity are encouraged, as students are challenged to think critically and communicate their learning in a variety of ways, including utilizing technology platforms. These key instructional components help prepare students to engage and contribute to a thriving global community.
The Teaching and Learning Department oversees the administration of the curriculum and instructional programs of the district including Career and Technical Education (CTAE), educator professional learning, special education, Fine Arts, Instructional Technology, special academic programs, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and early childhood education.
Below is a list and brief description of many of the instructional resources and tools that support our curriculum.
Hint: You may scroll through the document below using the scrollbar or in the top right corner of the document, click the rectangle box with the arrow to open the DCSS Instructional Resources & Tools document in a new window.
Key Platforms for Learning
Home Learning Supports
Recommended Learning Schedules
Please feel free to use and or modify the resources below to build your own home learning schedules.
Grades 9-12: Follow schedule provided by school or create your own schedule based on these examples from Khan Academy.
Stress Management Resources
When everything feels overwhelming, check out tips for taking in rapidly changing news.
De-stress together with meditation apps for kids and families.
Apps, websites, and video games that inspire running, jumping, and more to stay active.
Don’t forget to enjoy a device-free dinner or two.
Tools to Stay Focused
Tools to help parents and caregivers keep kids focused and learning at home.
Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help
Media recommendations for entertainment
Hand-picked, age-appropriate media suggestions to keep the whole family engaged.
Best Music Apps and Games for Kids
50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12
Common Sense Selections highlighting the best movies and TV shows