SDST has adopted a 1:1 program in grades 4 through 12, which will provide an electronic device to each student. Grades 4th through 8th will be used throughout the day and remain in the school building. The 9th through 12th grades will be issued to each student, which will be assigned to each student to be used throughout the day and taken home and returned to the district at the end of the school year. This initiative is to provide all learners with ubiquitous digital access to support personalized learning, engagement, rigor, achievement, and the development of 21st century skills and literacies which support the District Mission Statement;
"Educate and develop all students as learners and citizens who are high-achieving, resilient and responsible in a changing global community."
Springfield Township School District is a dynamic learning community committed to the unique needs of today's adolescent. Our vision promotes a safe and welcoming environment that values learning, fosters both critical and creative thinking, and encourages personal responsibility. We provide students with the tools they need to thrive in the 21st century.
We believe in providing an inspiring learning environment where all students reach their potential. A dedicated faculty with high expectations, a focus on the academic and affective needs of middle level learners, and the use of differentiated instruction serve as the foundation for student success.
SDST Exit Outcomes
Students will demonstrate progress in knowledge and skills as prescribed by core curriculum and state standards.
Students will demonstrate adherence to the student code of conduct leading to the development of upstanding citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to be independent, self-directed and productive learners.
Expectations Responsibilities and Care:
- Devices must be brought to school with a full charge every day. Students may not be permitted to plug them in during class. Repeated issues will be addressed by the administration.
- No stickers or writing on the device. However, school-appropriate adhesive skins or hard shell cases designed for the device are welcome. Skins may be removed during the summer, or at the IT department’s discretion at the student's expense.
- Students must take measures to protect the device from damage or theft.
- At no time shall the device be used for unlawful or inappropriate activities.
- The device and power-cord that were assigned to the student are required to be handed in at the end of the school year. The student may be charged if any of these items are missing.
- Students are not allowed to let others use their assigned device.
At Home Expectation:
- It is the parent’s responsibility to monitor the student’s use while at home.
- Device must be charged at home each night.
- Students must follow the SDST Acceptable Use Policy at all times while on these devices.
- Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy or items stated in this document will be addressed by the school administration, to determine the proper course of action.
- School Administration and Faculty have rights to view the contents of the device.
Damages, Lost or Stolen (Incidents):
- Damages and other incidents must be reported to the IT department right away.
- Administration will be informed of any incidents that they need to address.
- The student will need to file a police report with the resource officer if a device is stolen.
- Depending on the issue an incident fee may be charged.
My Chromebook isn't connecting to the district wifi, what can I do?
- Try restarting your Chromebook, if this doesn't help, please contact tech support.
I forgot my password!
- Please visit the recovery page to reset your password. Click on the link that says, "Help, I forgot my password"
Edit Google Drive Documents Offline
Using Google Drive, you can read and edit your saved Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings documents when you're offline.
Here's a list of Chromebook Apps that can be used offline. They also obviously, run online as well, and are considered best in breed by various folks... You can also use the base Google Apps for Education Tools, like:
- Docs - edit and view
- Gmail - write and view
- Calendar - create and view
- Spreadsheet - edit and view ("new" spreadsheets)
- Presentation (Slides) - edit and view
- Drawing - edit and view
Digital Citizenship Using Technology Appropriately
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.
The School District of Springfield Township is using G Suite for Education. This free tool allows all students and teachers to have access to an entire productivity suite and online storage solution anytime, anywhere. Students can also share their work electronically with teachers and administrators. The instantaneous communication enabled by Google Apps has been changing the way that our students and teachers interact with information.
Keeping the web safe for everyone is a shared responsibility.
Internet Essentials from Comcast
Comcast provides low-cost Internet access to qualifying families under the Internet Essentials program.
Comcast is significantly expanding eligibility for Internet Essentials, which is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in America, to include all qualified low-income households in its service area. The expansion is the most significant change in the program’s history. The Company estimates that more than three million additional low-income households, including households with people with disabilities, are now eligible to apply.
You can sign up and find more information by visiting the Internet Essentials page by Comcast.
The District has worked with Worth Ave. Group to offering a special discount to the parents of students, of the School District of Springfield Township.
Insurance with Worth Ave. Group will protect the device against: Accidental Damage, Theft, Fire, Flood, Natural Disasters, Power Surge and Vandalism. This insurance policy will provide full replacement cost coverage and will protect the item worldwide (on and off school grounds). The policy is also transferable to a replacement unit.
Please Contact Worth Group in the below link.
Access files in your home directory from home with ClassLink\LaunchPad it is now possible!!! This online resource allows you to access your home directory from anywhere you have an internet connection with no set up from you required.
HELP! I don't remember my password!!!
ClassLink\LaunchPad is a self service password recovery tool as well! Once the security questions have been created, go to the ClassLink\LaunchPad website to simply reset your password.
Please see the instructions below for more details on how to set up and use this awesome tool.
Set Up Password Recovery Security questions must be created prior to resetting your password.
Change Default Password If you never reset your password from when you started or arrived to the district, use these instructions to reset the password.