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titleKCSD Staff & Student District Account Information - CRITICAL INFO


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First, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to have accounts for online programs ready during the first several weeks of the school year.  Below is an explanation and timeline for online programs in anticipation of the 2019-20 school year.

The programs have been grouped into 2 tiers based on priority.  The goal is to complete all Tier I accounts prior to the start of school and Tier II accounts during the first two weeks of school.  All ready dates were determined based on the assumption that the Information Systems department will have all finalized class lists on the morning of Monday, August 19th.  Any changes to class lists after that date may result in certain ready dates being pushed back based on the extent and volume of the changes.  Please do not access any programs until the Ready Date listed in the timeline linked above.  Any significant changes to these ready dates will be communicated via email with a link to a revised timeline.  A green check mark will be added to the Status column in the timeline to indicate that a specific program is ready for use.


If you have specific questions or needs regarding these programs at any time throughout the school year, then please submit a work order through the help desk ticketing system by clicking here:  KCSD Help Desk




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titleKCSD Personalized Learning Environment - Schoology Integration

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titleTechnology Integration Support Enhancements

Building Technology Integration Specialists (Y2) - Maintain teachers identified by administrators as being leaders within the building to support staff in the effective integration of technology to improve student achievement. Support at the building level comes in the form of training sessions, individual/team meetings, resource communication, faculty meetings, etc., focusing specifically on meeting the needs identified by the staff. The schedule for sessions and dedicated support is established in collaboration with building administrators and staff, with the goal to be as flexible and accommodating as possible, providing (3-4) hours of additional support each month. The Building TIS's have been critical in supporting staff throughout the year and their time, continued dedication and efforts are greatly appreciated! 

BuildingTech Integration Specialists
KHSTammy Gentekos & Chanel August
KMS Erica Pye & Nev Lynch
BancroftKelly Pin & TBD
GreenwoodKelly Figueroa & Brian Rafferty
Mary D. LangMarie Lawson & Natalie Vanhoorebeke
New GardenTBD 


Monthly-Bi-Monthly Building Needs Assessments - Survey administered at the building level to determine the specific areas of support/training needed by staff each month.

Building Collaborative Sessions - Timely training sessions facilitated by Building TIS's to support staff in meeting building/team integration goals, focusing on transitioning from utilization to strategic integration.

On-Demand Support and Training - Members of the KCSD Tech Department encourage staff to meet individually or with their team for one, multiple, or ongoing sessions, to provide additional support focusing on specific topic(s) of interest. See "Need Individual Support?" above

Room 21 Collaborative Area - Room 21 in the KHS Annex, (lower floor of Tech Offices), has been transformed into a state of the art collaborative area with new furniture, new technology & a new purpose. The room is open for teachers and staff to work individually or collaborate as a group along with support provided by members of the Technology Department.

KCSD Technology Support Schoology Group- Access to updates, timely resources, and program references, as well as a collaborative, supportive & secure forum for posting questions, issues, etc related to technology integration in our District.




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titleNeed Individual Support?

Members of the KCSD Technology Department would like to meet with you individually or with your team for one, multiple or ongoing sessions, to provide additional support focusing on your topic(s) of interest.

You tell us when, where, what and how often and we'll be there!

Here's how;

  1. Login to submit new Work Order
  2. Select Training within Request Type Dropdown
  3. Identify Topic of interest within next dropdown menu
  4. In Request Detail:
    1. Identify what you would like to focus on during the training
    2. List days and times available for the training. *Be sure to list multiple times so we can coordinate.
  5. Click Save & Email





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titleSkyward Parent Portal

Goal: Increase parent communication, engagement and awareness of child’s academic performance while also simplifying process of reviewing, submitting & collecting informational materials sent home throughout the year, saving significant time and cost. District is also working to better align District accounts, most significantly to increase security as well as alleviate management and accessibility issues. Skyward Family Access (click to learn more)

Parent Portal Account Reset (information included in mailer sent to KCSD parents/guardians)

In an effort to increase communication, engagement and awareness of your child’s academic performance while simplifying the process of collecting informational materials sent home throughout the year, the Kennett Consolidated School District is encouraging all of our parents/guardians to consistently access their KCSD Parent Portal account at https://skyward.kcsd.org/.

Logins - All accounts will be reset with a default password that you’ll be prompted to change at first login.

  • Training & Awareness - Beginning in September, the District will be conducting Parent Awareness Sessions as well as setting up kiosks for parents to access the Parent Portal at each building. 

  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Parent/Guardian Consent - Parents/Guardians of children under the age of 13, please fill out the COPPA form linked directly from the Parent Portal Home, (more information below). 

*Please be aware that grades are not consistently maintained in Skyward at the elementary level at this point. 




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Information related to the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is provided via the link below. This new federal law requires that websites notify parents and obtain parental consent when collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. Under the law, schools are permitted to provide consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of its students, eliminating the need for individual parent consent be given directly to the web site provider. For more information on COPPA, please visit; https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions.

Educational web-based tools and applications provide our teachers with resources to enhance, enrich and differentiate curriculum delivery and instruction to our students. Our district carefully reviews online resources for  the program's ability to meet our students’ needs while protecting the confidentiality of personally identifiable information.

Some web-based programs require some student data to create accounts. KCSD does not require nor encourage students to provide additional personal information beyond what is required to create student accounts. Each provider offers information about their organization's collection, use, protection, and disclosure of data through their unique privacy policies, which can be found on their websites.

  • For parents/guardians of children under the age of 13, you are required by COPPA to agree to the online consent form included within the KCSD Parent Portal in order for the District to allow your student to access online educational services for the upcoming school year.
  • For KCSD Staff, any programs not included on the KCSD Educational Services list must be pre-approved by a Building Administrator before acquiring parent consent to create accounts for children under the age of 13. 


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titleStudent Device Management & Work Order Expectations


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Document and assign students the same computer to use whenever possible. Remember, the 1st login on any device takes more time.

  • Be vigilant. Actively monitor student use and assess the laptop/desktop after every use. Can be accomplished in less then 1-2 minutes.

  • Report negligent or malicious behavior and submit a work order IMMEDIATELY if there is an issue.

  • Students MUST LOGOUT after every use. 

  • Laptops should be rebooted, (powered off) at least once a week if not daily. 

  • Designate a staff member to be a Cart Manager to assure all the laptops have been returned, are plugged in and the cart secured at the end of each day. 

  • Be sure that the cart is plugged in and ALL laptops are charging after use. 


The Cost for damages exceeding normal wear and tear will be charged directly to the building/department and repeated damages to the same cart/cabinet will result in the removal of devices from use. Damages & repairs will be tracked by the Technology Department within the new Web Helpdesk Asset Manager.

To reiterate . . .The cost for replacing (3) Dell 3340 student laptop keyboards = one new Chromebook





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titleYou Spoke, We Listened! Substitute Teacher Laptops Now Available at Each Building



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Information Systems Department

Email Phone 
Kevin Bridges

610-925-1567 ext.10008

Tom Ryan610-444-6606 ext.10010

*Visit the Programs & Services Wiki for a comprehensive list


Technology Department

EmailPhone
Dan Maguire610-444-4136 ext. 10001
Mark Fisher484-734-1679 ext. 10005
Ken Altizer610-444-2551 ext. 10014
Mike Donovan610-444-2551 ext. 10013
Steve Rinehart610-444-2551 ext. 10006
Brad Shomo610-444-2551 ext. 10011
Bob Wilson 610-444-2551 ext. 10004

*Visit the Programs & Services Wiki for a comprehensive list



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More more information please contact:

Dan Maguire, Supervisor of Technology Services dmaguire@kcsd.org or 610.444.4136








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titleStay Kennett ConnectED

Visit Connect.kcsd.org to stay "Kennett ConnectED"


Bancroft Elementary School:  https://twitter.com/KCSDBancroft   

Greenwood Elementary School:  https://twitter.com/KCSDGreenwood   

New Garden Elementary School:  https://twitter.com/KCSDNewGarden

Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center:  https://twitter.com/KCSDMaryDLang

Kennett Middle School:  https://twitter.com/KCSDKennettMS

Kennett High School:  https://twitter.com/KCSDKennettHS

Kennett High School Sports: https://twitter.com/KCSDKHS_Sports


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