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**IMPORTANT NOTICE **
Sanford Schools will be closed from March 16th to March 27th and we will move to distance learning during this time period. Please note the following information:

Students in grades 5-12 have been offered the opportunity to take their iPads or computers home even if they have not done so in the past. They received an informational letter for parents included with their device. Please take a moment to review the appropriate paragraph based on grade level of your student (s).

If students have not signed any take home document in the past, please note the district policies regarding care of school owned equipment located here: https://5il.co/9vyk and https://5il.co/9vyl.

To review the letter that was sent home on Friday March 13, click here.

Please contact teachers directly with questions regarding the use of remote options provided. Teachers primarily use Google classroom, but there are other options available as well and the tech department may not be aware of each teacher’s plan.

For additional information, you can call your school office and the call will be forwarded to tech support or you can send an email to remotesupport@sanford.org. Please make sure to include as much information as possible as the tech department will be working with a limited staff.

This address will only be active during the extended school closure.

Technology Staff

Joan Wright, Technology Director Tim Brownell, District Tech Lead
Valerie Owen , MLTI Tech Lead, Technician 9-12 Craig Treadwell, Technician 3-12
Dennis Wilson, Technician K-8 Deb Rosa, Technology Integration K-8
Andrea Cole, Technology Integration K-12

CALENDAR EVENTS

Frequently used web addresses

Common Sense Media Destiny Web Library resource all sites
Library circulation, eBooks and research
Math Resources from K-5 Math Coach

Enchanted Learning
Resources for K-8 ( activities and prints)
Free Technology for Teachers
Great resources from Richard Byrne
Kahn Academy
Online tutorials
Pebble Go!
Primary grade level research
Student & Teacher Technology Standards
Student Technology Standards

Chromebooks! Grades 9-12 & Grade 6

All of the district online curriculum will be used with the Chromebooks. Responsibilities will be the same: students may choose to take the Chromebook home as long as they have paid the protection plan fee. Devices that are not covered will remain in the school and charged overnight.

Stay tuned as teachers from Sanford High keep you up to date with more information about the Chromebook implementation.

If you travel the halls of Sanford Junior High you will see the students in grade 6 moving about with Chromebooks firmly in hand. These devices are ASUS laptops and are in their third year in the hands of students.   Teachers are using the Chromebooks on a daily basis to complete tasks within google documents and google classroom. Both of these tasks enable students to collaborate with others or to send paperless copies to their teachers. Students are also using Wevideo to create finished products in many of their classes.  They are incorporating the skills of writing, editing, illustrating and creating media (movies) using the chrome app "wevideo". It is very much like the iMovie app.