New Teacher Orientation


On behalf of Suffield Public Schools Information Technology department, welcome to Suffield! We have developed an interactive place for you to gain access to all of our valuable online resources. Our goal is to provide you with an outline of the various digital resources, business practices and policies related to information technology that you will need to have a smooth transition to Suffield Public Schools.

The resources included on this site are a combination of How-to videos, links to additional resources, and information on how these resources are used in Suffield Public Schools.

This website will remain active throughout the school year. If you need assistance after reviewing these resources, please consult your Library Media Center or school based support. Requests for technical assistance can be obtained via SchoolDude, our help desk ticketing system.

Again, welcome to Suffield and I am happy to share in this journey with all of you!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Osleger
Director of Technology

Absence Reporting

The Suffield Public School District has engaged Kelly Educational Staffing to manage our substitute teaching program. It is the responsibility of the teacher or paraprofessional to call or logon to the website to report a sick day or a personal day. In other words, if you will be out of your classroom or the district you will initiate a substitute teacher by reporting your absence via Kelly Services.

Click here for the link to submit your absence.

Your school secretary is your primary point of contact if you need to make changes to your submission to Kelly Services or face any challenges using the application.

Storage of Files

SPS utilizes Google Drives as resources for both students and staff. Network “Z” drives are available to staff.

  • Network Drive(s)
    • Username: firstinitial last name (example: Rebecca Osleger – rosleger)
    • Password: your computer login password
    • Access: connection via SPS network and logged into your network account – Internal Only
  • Google Drive
    • Username: first.last@suffieldstudent.org
    • Password: your login for google account given
    • Access: connection via wired or wireless connection within or outside of district

G Suite for Education (GAFE)

The G Suite for Education (previously known as Google Apps for Education) is a core suite of productivity applications that SPS uses Grades 2-12. These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Calendar, Classroom, Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Sites, Slides and more. All of these applications exist fully in the cloud. This means that all of these apps can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.

Chromebooks

SPS provides Chromebook devices for students in grades 2-12. Teachers are also provided a Chromebook for their professional use. Grades 2-5 are class sets of Chromebooks while grades 6-12 are Chromebooks that students can take home for class purposes.

Powerschool

SPS uses PowerTeacher for attendance, grades, and comments. The website for PowerTeacher is http://powerschool.suffield.org/teachers.

Printing

In order to access SPS printers, you must be connected to the SPS WIFI or your teacher computer within your classroom. For wireless printing you must be logged into your @suffieldstudent.org account.

SchoolDude

SPS uses SchoolDude for Technology and Maintenance requests. Click here for instructions and the link to SchoolDude.

TalentEd

SPS uses TalentEd for the teacher evaluation process. Logins are provided through the Assistant Superintendent's office. If you need your account reset or are experiencing problems please contact Melissa Bielonko at mbielonko@suffield.org or ext 3505.

Rubicon

SPS uses Rubicon for curriculum storage. Curriculum leaders are well versed in Rubicon and are a great resource for the application. School Administrators will review the expectations and use at the building level.

Responsible Use and Social Networking Policies

While using District provided and personal technology resources, each employee must act in an appropriate manner consistent with ethical and legal principles as well as the District’s expectations.

Please read the policies below for details of the Suffield Public Schools Responsible Use Policy and Social Networking Policy.

Responsible Use Policy - PDF

Social Networking Policy - PDF

Data Privacy and Security Policy

The Suffield Public Schools follow legal requirements to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff while using digital resources.

Click here for a presentation on Suffield Public Schools Data Privacy and Security policy.

Click here for more details of the Suffield Public Schools Data Privacy and Security policy.

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