CCSD to Launch Canvas: An Online Learning Management System for Students, Parents and Teachers

CCSD to Launch Canvas: An Online Learning Management System for Students, Parents and Teachers

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The Cherokee County School District this summer will launch Canvas: an online learning management system for students, parents and teachers.

The Canvas system was piloted successfully this school year in select classes to replace CCSD’s Aspen student and parent portals. Schools are contacting parents now to begin the simple account set-up process for a seamless districtwide transition to Canvas for the 2017-18 school year.

Canvas offers teachers and students greater opportunities for teaching and learning, and parents can access more information about their child’s courses, assignments, calendars and academic progress. Through Canvas, parents also can message teachers and easily reset their own password. This brief video highlights the system’s benefits.

“Our School District long has been a leader in the effective use of technology, and Canvas is another tool for continuous improvement,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Education is evolving with today’s emerging generation, and that means more of the online learning opportunities and digital backpacks that Canvas offers. I strongly believe that Canvas will take us to the next level in teaching and learning, and we already are preparing our teachers to fully harness its potential.”

Parents of students in kindergarten through fifth grade will continue to receive their child’s homeroom teacher name at the school’s walk-though/open house event. Students in Grades 6-12 will receive schedules via an email sent to their CCSD Office 365 account; the schedules subsequently also will be emailed to parents.

Parents are encouraged to learn more about Canvas by setting up an account; detailed instructions are online here. To set up an account, which takes only a couple of minutes, parents need the student ID (5 or 6 digits) and GTID (10 digits) for each of their children, who all can be added to one Canvas parent account. These IDs are in the Aspen system or can be obtained from the school’s front office. The Aspen system will be offline for public use as of June 30, 2017, so parents are encouraged to look up these IDs and any other data they want to save before then.

In addition to direct access via the myccsd link, the CCSD website also will feature an app-style button link on its homepage; Canvas also offers a highly-rated app (listed under Canvas by Instructure in app stores) for mobile devices. A CCSD Canvas help desk already is operational, and emails may be sent to CCSD Technology staff here. Plans are underway to provide parents with sign-up assistance and information at school open houses and curriculum nights.


SURPRISE!!!!!!

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Category : CCSD | Preschool

Yesterday, I was surprised by the Cherokee Education Foundation reps., along with Superintendent Hightower, and CCSD Board Chairman, Kyla Cromer, who honored our program by approving a CCEF Grant for $2500. The money will be used to secure licenses for technology based assessment(ESGI program) for all preschool teachers for next year, as this is an annual expense. So glad to have the support of the foundation for the youngest in our district.


Soliel Optimist Club Donates to Ralph Bunche Center

The Ralph Bunche Center preschool program recently received a donation of $1,690 from the Soliel Optimist Club.  Principal Donna Adams accepted the gift presented by Ed and Valerie Hill on behalf of the club.  The donation support will support activities such as Donuts for Dudes and Muffins for Moms, bus transportation for reading buddy visits by Teasley Middle School students and a field trip to The Art Barn.


Parent Mentor Brochure

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Category : CCSD | Uncategorized

Do you need help navigating the waters of special education? Do you have questions that you need answered?

We have wonderful parent mentors that would love to help you out with any questions or concerns you may have. Please click on the link for more information.

http://cherokeek12.net/preschool/2016/12/08/parent-mentor-brochure


School Closings

Category : CCSD | Preschool

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Information regarding school closings.


ENCOURAGING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Language is more than just talking. Even before a child begins saying words, a baby is communicating and learning language skills.  This is why parents are so important in the development of language skills. Parents are the child’s first teachers! This list of tips for encouraging communication are easy things to do throughout your time with your child.

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Katie Beckett Waiver Information

Click on the link below to find the latest information regarding the Katie Beckett Waiver for Special Needs Children. katie-beckett-pragram-information