School News & Announcements
Traffic & Parking at da Vinci
Please help us be a good neighbor by traveling EAST on Everett when dropping off/picking up your student. If planning to stay awhile, please park in the lot behind the school. For special events, please use the blacktop. And be sure that even at pick-up or drop off time that you are not blocking a neighbor's driveway. THANKS!
Tech Talk: PPS Student Active Directory, Google Accounts, and GAFE ACCESS
Any student enrolled in Synergy as of August 14 already has an Active Directory account, access to Google Apps (apps4pps.net), StudentVUE, Destiny for Library check-out, and a Y drive for saving their school work when using our school network of computers.
StudentVUE & ParentVue - we strongly encourage all of our families to set up a weekly Synergy check with their students to check in on progress, celebrate successes, and problem solve areas of concern: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/8258.htm
The district-set default passwords for students in grades 6-12 will expire on October 1, 2015. If students have not changed their password from the default, they will then be required to re-set their password before they are able to log-in to Synergy StudentVue, their GoogleApps account, or the school computers. Please support your student in using the Student Password Manager tool described below before Wednesday October 1 so that they and their teachers do not encounter any delay in computer use during class-time. Default passwords for students in grades K-5 will not expire.
PPS Password Manager for Students
Students at all PPS schools are encouraged to use https://password.pps.net to set up their question/answer profile so they can perform self-service password resets. Besides being a great service for them, it eliminates the need for teachers and staff to reset their passwords. Students will need to know their username which is usually (all lowercase) the first letter of their first name directly followed by their entire last name with no hyphens or special punctuation.
There are new student-friendly security questions for password resets! As a best practice, students should change their password as soon as possible after school starts each year. Both staff and students (K-12) should register with the Password Manager (https://password.pps.net) and set up their security questions in order to reset their passwords on their own. Click here to watch the password reset video. Again, it is critical that students memorize the new passwords whenever they change it!
English uppercase characters (A through Z)
English lowercase characters (a through z)
Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
If a Parent does not have a ParentVUE login, please contact Sheli Bryan in the Main Office email@example.com and ask for an activation key to create your account. If you are having trouble with old bookmarks, please note that as of July 2015, the ParentVue login page has a new url: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org and the new StudentVue login page url is: https://student-portland.cascadetech.org
or enter the district office zip code of 97227.
How to be a great digital citizen:
For some great digital citizenship lessons for K-12, check out these Common Sense Media resources:https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/scope-and-sequence.
More information on PPS student accounts is available at this link.
For more ways to support your student at da Vinci this year, check out our amazing Counselor Katie Loewen's Student Support Back-to-School Night Prezi here!
UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR!
The old google calendar will no longer be utilized, so make sure to add this new one to your own google account! Simply click the +Google button at the bottom of the calendar!
All events at da Vinci unless noted
September 29 PTSA Meeting, 7 PM in the Library
October 2nd Jazz- A Visual Interpretation 4-5 PM Visual Artists reception in the Connie Cheifetz Gallery
October 7 and 8 Locker Painting
October 16 Run for the Arts, 2 PM Fundraiser for Arts enrichment and guest artists