Learning 2.0 Tools
Teachers throughout the Peninsula School District rely on a variety of technology tools to support learning in our classrooms. The items listed below represent tools that students and/or families have access to along with resources to support the use of these tools. Please contact your child's teacher regarding the specific tools that they are relying on to support learning in their classroom.
Visit my.psd401.net to access the Peninsula School District Student Portal.
Students log into the Student Portal using their unique Student ID (7 digits) and their password.
*Don't know your password? Use the "?" on the login page or contact your teacher.
Once logged into the Student Portal, students will have access to curriculum and software tools provided by the Peninsula School District.
Email: Students in grades 3 through 12 have access to a district-provided Google Apps for Education account. The email address is email@example.com (example: firstname.lastname@example.org). Students can access this account within the Student Portal by clicking on Google > Google Mail.
Google Drive: All students have access to G Suite for Education tools including Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and more. These tools can be accessed within the Student Portal by clicking on Google > Google Drive.
Schoology is the Peninsula School District's supported Learning Management System (LMS). Students can access Schoology within the Student Portal by clicking on the icon for Schoology.
During Continuous Learning, Schoology will serve as the landing page for where continuous learning resources will be linked by teachers.
Parents/guardians can create Parent Schoology accounts in order to monitor their child's progress, see materials posted by the teacher, and review student submissions. The directions detailed below will walk parents/guardians through the process of setting up a Parent Schoology account and linking to your child's account. This is a one-time setup and will remain active the entire time your child is enrolled in the Peninsula School District. The video linked here walks through all of the directions listed below.
- Acquires your child's unique Parent Access Code. This is a code that is unique to each student that is enrolled in the Peninsula School District. The code is associated with the student rather than the individual courses that they are enrolled in.
Options for gaining the Parent Access Code:
a. Parent Access Codes were sent to parent and guardians via email on April 20, 2020.
b. Parent Access Codes can also be accessed within the Parent Portal.
c. Contact your child's teacher for your child's unique Parent Access Code. Parents of middle and/or high school students only need to contact one of your child's teachers.
- Go to www.schoology.com.
- In the top right corner of the screen, click on Sign Up.
- From the next window, select Parent.
- Enter the Parent Access Code provided by the Peninsula School District. Don't have a Parent Access Code? Review the options in Step 1.
- You will need to create a Schoology account for yourself by entering your name, email address, and creating a password. Click Register.
*Consider using the same email that you have on file as the primary contact for the Peninsula School District.
- Congratulations! You should now have a Schoology account that is connected to your child's account. Additional children can be added to your account by following the directions linked here.
Interested in learning more about navigating your new Parent account and support in accessing your student's courses?
ParentSquare is used for mass communications (school newsletters, district information, urgent alerts), classroom communication (one-to-one and group messaging, parent-teacher conferences), and school services (attendance, lunch balances, forms). You can watch this ParentSquare 3 minute overview to learn more.
For more information and support in using ParentSquare, please visit https://www.psd401.net/departments/communications/parentsquare.
Zoom has become a primary tool for staff and students (and businesses!) to connect virtually to one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this surge in popularity has brought out many unsavory characters on the Internet to attempt to attack or join Zoom conferences and display inappropriate material. We have worked hard in concert with Zoom and our school district partners throughout the state and country to lock down and secure our Zoom sessions to protect our students. Some of these changes include initiating new defaults on meetings to require passwords, secure waiting rooms, lock meeting rooms once all attendees have arrived, limit who can share their screen in a Zoom conference, and more. Zoom has also committed to shifting all engineering resources to fix any outstanding issues (read more here). We continue to feel that Zoom is safe for our staff and students. We will continue to adapt as situations evolve and do whatever is necessary to protect the digital safety of our students.
Chromebooks have been checked out to students in the Peninsula School District to support Continuous Learning while our schools are physically closed. In need of a student Chromebook? Please contact your child's teacher or school and they will coordinate getting a device checked out to your child.
If your child's device is in need of repair, please contact your school office and we will arrange a time to pick up a loaner and collect your device.