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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Tech Gazette
 
 March
Volume: 1, Issue: 5
High School Report Cards

Starting with Q2, High School Report Cards are now published to parent portals. This eliminates printing all report cards, however, parents may request a hard copy from the school. We are meeting with our Middle Schools to expand this capability and then will speak with the Elementary Schools about this function. The below two links will explain this initiative in more detail.
 
How to Access the High School Report Card in the Portal 
  • The report card will be located in the “Published Reports” widget on the student and family portal.
  • Clicking on the filename will allow a parent or student to open up the report card and print it out at home if they so choose.
Steps:
  1. Log onto the portal
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. On the right-hand side, there will be a section titled “Published Reports” (see image below)
  4. Double Click on the document labeled High School Competency Report Card. This will enable you to view, print and/or save the document to your home computer.
Link to video: https://www.screencast.com/t/dhuGdtbhFk
Link to Google Doc: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uzyk9XOqBnlJEMTylkk1P-L2qcvLnCrfFzQoSjxhKAQ
Points of Interest
 
·  Report Cards
·  Passwords
·  Safe Browsing

As a reminder...

Do not open any emails from people you do not know.  You could cause serious damage to your computer (home or work) and to your network.

Did you know?

The US doesn't have the fastest Internet in the world?  In fact, the US is ranked 9th at 70 Mbps.  While Singapore is 1st at 154 Mbps.
Windows and Google Passwords

Did you know that your Windows login password (computer password) is the same as your Google password?  As part of an IT Department initiative, we are trying to streamline signing into different accounts for all of our users.  One of bigger projects we tackled 
over the summer was to keep password consistency between most accounts. When you reset your password for your Windows login, that change will take effect immediately on your Google account.  Just a reminder, your google account sign-in will be almost the same as your Windows account email.  For example DoeJ@nashua.edu (Windows) and DoeJ@nsd42.net (Google).
Safe Logins

As with everything in life, we try to keep ourselves as safe as possible.  When it comes to computers, smartphones, and technology, we should be just as diligent.  We would never lock our front door and then leave the back door wide open with a stack of money sitting in plain sight. One of the things we should ask ourselves when logging into a website is if it is safe to log in.  All websites that require a username and 
password should encrypt data that is being transmitted between your device and the site.  One of the surefire ways of knowing a website is safe is by checking to see if a padlock appears in the URL field that looks like this.  If the URL does not contain the padlock, your connection is not secure and someone with simple hacking tools would be able to discover your username and password.  This can be especially dangerous when logging onto banking websites.  Please be safe when browsing the web!