West Spring Secondary School

PERSONAL LEARNING DEVICE (PLD) INitiative

ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcement on 31 Oct 2021

All students' PLD will go into School Holiday Profile from 1 Nov 2021 to 2 Jan 2022.

Thank you.

Announcement on 19 Oct 2021

1) From 2022, all students must only use a combination/numeric padlock to lock their lockers in the classroom.

2) To change DMA option, only parents can write in to request. Please submit request to liew_geok_may_sherry@moe.edu.sg. The next change will take effect only at end of the month, 31 Oct.

Thank you!

Announcement on 18 October 2021

Default & Option A Users to activate your Parent DMA account in MG Portal


Dear Parent/Guardian

The DMA Portal for parents is ready for Default and option A users. You can now check your personal email inbox for an activation email from Mobile Guardian (MG). If the activation e-mail is not found in your Inbox, please check the ‘Junk Folder’ or ‘Spam Folder’. To create an account with MG, please follow the steps shown in the Onboarding Video (link below).

Learning how to use the DMA Parent portal is important for Default and Option A parents to monitor use or to manage the DMA for after-school hours. Please click the link below to watch a video guide. We hope you will find the video useful.

*Note: Please set a 12 character password with at least 1 uppercase and 1 special symbol.

For option B users, you will not receive any activation email. Please click on the “Browse as Guest” at the bottom on the login page of the Chromebook and sign in with any personal Google email address. Only then you will have full control of the device.

Should you need clarifications, please contact Mdm Sherry Liew at liew_geok_may_sherry@moe.edu.sg.

Timeline

1.05 Card Layout

3.00 Web Filter Reports

4.00 Web Filter Options

14:10 Youtube Filter

17:40 URL Tester

18:36 Important points about web filter.

22:25 Install apps and chrome extensions

23:21 Disable device

24:30 Adjust sleep hours

27:50 Last pointers

Announcement on 02 Oct 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians

Thank you for joining us this morning. Below is the link to the PPT slides shared regarding DMA Parent Portal.


For default and option A users,

Please wait for my message via Parent Gateway before you check your (parent's email) inbox for the Mobile Guardian's notification email. It will be sent nearer 18 Oct.


For option A users only,

another video guide, part 2, will be available from 22 Oct and will be uploaded here.


For option B users only, please read slide 11 of the PPT slides below.

Workshop on DMA Parent Portal through Zoom (2 Oct).pdf

PPT Slides used in the briefing on 2 Oct

Video guide (Part 1) for default and option A users

Announcement on 24 Sept

From 30 Sept until 24 Oct, we will put on hold requests to change DMA option to facilitate switchover to the new DMA settings on 18 Oct.

Hence last day to request for change of DMA option is on 30 Sept. After which, we will allow request to change DMA on a monthly basis, starting 25 Oct.

Thank you.

Update on DMA Parent Portal on 22 Sept

This message has been sent through Parent Gateway on 22 Sept 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As communicated, your child’s/ward’s PLD has been installed with DMA to ensure that he/she uses the PLD for learning in a safer digital learning environment.

In February this year, you have provided us your option for DMA and 1 parent’s email address. Please read below for more details for each option.

*Note

1) Our school-prescribed school hours is 6am to 6pm on weekdays.

2) After-school hours is 6pm to 11pm on weekdays and 6am to 11pm on weekends.


If you have chosen the Default Option,

The DMA Parent Portal will be available from 18 Oct 2021 to allow you to monitor your child’s/ward’s PLD activities after-school hours. At 11pm, device will go to sleep mode.


If you have chosen Option A,

In addition to Default Option above, parents using option A can download apps to be used after school hours and adjust the sleep hours.


If you have chosen Option B,

Starting from 18 Oct 2021, for after-school hours, you can disable the DMA on the PLD. The device will also not go to sleep mode.

Refer to the guides for each option.

Another PG message will be sent nearer 18 Oct to remind only the Default and Option A users to check your email inbox for an activation email. Option B users will not receive any activation email.


During school hours, school’s DMA settings will take effect. Learning how to use the DMA Parent portal is important for Default and Option A parents to monitor use or to manage the DMA for after-school hours. Our school has scheduled a zoom session to guide you on the use of the DMA Parent Portal. Kindly add this to your calendar:

Day/time: 2 Oct, 10 am (Estimated 1h)

Meeting ID and Passcode: For WSSS Parents only. Please check on Parent Gateway


Please rename yourselves to your child/ward’s class and name. (E.g. 2A_Kenny) and remember to switch on your video and mute your microphone.

Should you need clarifications, please contact me at liew_geok_may_sherry@moe.edu.sg.

If you have forgotten which option you have chosen, you can check with me too.

Thank you.

From Mdm Sherry Liew


Guides for each option are share below.

DMA Parent Guide v2.0 - Default Option.pdf

Default Option

DMA Parent Guide v2.0 - Option A.pdf

Option A

DMA Parent Guide v2.0 - Option B.pdf

Option B

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