AN INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOLOGY, OUR LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)
CLICK HERE to read the introduction letter for students using Schoology
STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE CHROMEBOOKS THIS FALL
As school starts, our schools will check out Chromebook laptops to students by class.
Middle and high school students will be able to take their devices home immediately after checkout, while elementary students will keep their devices at school until needed at home.
If students already have a dedicated, Internet-connected device with webcam and keyboard, families may opt out of checking out a device. However, this won't give students a consistent device that can be serviced by District staff.
Our Chromebooks are high-quality devices that are three years old or less, typically with touchscreens. They will not be offered for sale for $25 at the end of the school year, as some of our older devices were in June 2020. If you still have a device or hotspot that you checked out in the spring, please return those to our District Office, 1400 N. Northwood Center Court, as soon as you are able. Thanks!
LOOKING FOR INTERNET ACCESS? SEVERAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Coeur d'Alene Public Schools is working with several area Internet access providers to bring Internet and Wi-Fi to student homes.
Additionally, schools will have mobile hotspots available for checkout for families in need (must be in Sprint or Verizon service areas).
Several companies also offer reduced-cost or free Internet access to families in need: visit this document for more information.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit program offers up to $50/month discounts on internet service and equipment, and a one time discount of up to $100 on select devices. View this page for more information.
As a last resort, all of our schools have Wi-Fi access available on the outside of the buildings. View this page for more information.
At Home Tech Support Documents
Chrome allows a user to create separate browser profiles for each Google account. This allows users to keep work, school, and/or personal accounts all separate, but still use them at the same time. Click the link above to view the guide and video tutorial to creating a Chrome Profile.
Tech Support for Remote Learning
Hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday
For Coeur d’Alene Public School Students and Families
As Coeur d'Alene Public Schools continues some forms of online learning, the District’s Technology Department will continue to provide limited remote support for District Technology resources. The Coeur d'Alene Technology Department will attempt to provide a “best effort” support for:
- District devices or accounts outside the school environment
- Limited support connecting a district device to personal Wi-Fi networks
- Answer basic questions about personal device access to Coeur d'Alene technology resources and applications
This best effort may vary depending on many factors such as:
- The number of people waiting for assistance from Coeur d'Alene Technology Staff
- Knowledge of the caller and their understanding of district Technology resources
- Caller’s technology knowledge and experience, including their understanding and access to their home network
District Technology staff will only provide remote assistance and support and are not available to go offsite to address technology issues. Advice given by Coeur d'Alene Technology Support members should be followed at your own risk. The District will not take responsibility for the correct operation, maintenance or support of personal networks and personal devices.
For physical repair of district devices (broken screen, keyboard, battery issue, etc.), please communicate with email@example.com to arrange repair. Broken devices will need to be dropped off at our District Office (1400 N. Northwood Center Court, CDA 83814) by appointment, and a replacement device will be checked out to the student. Accidental damage will be repaired at no cost the 1st time, but starting with the 2nd physical repair needed, the student may be charged $25, or the replacement cost of the device. This does not apply to existing damage reported to the Tech Dept.
To reach Coeur d'Alene Technology Support please email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Questions concerning the use of applications and resources assigned by teachers should be directed back to the teacher or staff member who assigned the work.