We first want to wish everyone the best during these unprecedented times. Welcome to your first few "virtual" weeks of school. Teachers have been busy during your April vacation preparing digital learning materials for you. They each have posted their playlist materials/other activities on each respective Google Classroom course.
Important Note: If you are in need of a device/Internet access or have any damage to your current Chromebook device (loaner, borrowed, or issued), please COMPLETE THIS FORM ONLINE and COMPLETE THIS SIGNUP GENIUS FORM ONLINE so that an IT specialist will be in contact with you afterwards. If you are unable to complete these forms online, please call our high school at 401-683-2124 and leave a voicemail. One of our PHS clerical staff members/IT specialist will then follow-up and provide more details. Afterwards, you will get further directions on how to bring in your damaged device/no device and a paper form in a plastic/brown paper bag (no need to bring in your charger). An IT Specialist will then assist you and provide you with a temporary Chromebook loaner.
Student Password Resets:Please click here to have your network/Google or Student Aspen Portal password reset.
Here are a few tips for parents/guardians and students to help find success during our weeks ahead: 1. Students will have virtual check-ins @ 8:45 am each day with their advisory teacher for attendance purposes. 2. Be respectful of these check-ins -- that means, please get out of bed, please get dressed, and show up ready to learn! 3. Dedicate a special area in your house to complete these digital activities. 4. You should also block off specific times of the day to complete school work, including accommodating times to meet with your teachers during their office hours. 5. Practice great digital citizenship -- make sure to complete assignments ethically and be cognizant of what you share online with others. Collaboration among peers is fine, but authentic work is also a must! 6. For parents/guardians and students, consider scheduling (maybe using your Google Calendar :) -- screen breaks, stretch breaks, and time to spend with your family. Go outside and take a picture of nature, take a walk practicing social distancing, exercise--whatever it takes for you to have a quick "brain break" before you resume tackling the "working-from-home" tasks and learning activities of the day! 7. Lastly, please consider reviewing our IT Department's Parent Page for additional resources!
Below this page, as you scroll down, may help you address any digital Chromebook device needs, Internet access needs, login issues, password issues, an overview of Google Classroom for curious adults, and offers from various vendors in and around Rhode Island for Internet access. Lastly, educators are invited to see a few resources near the bottom.
We thank you all for your support to help continue the learning for your children in the next few weeks to come.
Internet Connectivity Options
Cox Communications "Connect2Compete" Service Available -- visit their site for more information.