Friday, April 7, 2017

Technology Update: Tech for Home; Network Security Reminder 04-06-07

A new update and a quick reminder to view the 2 videos from Keenan Safe Schools before the end of the day tomorrow (all staff):

CTL Chromebooks for Home

The Technology Department has reached out to CTL, the manufacturer and vendor currently providing Chromebooks for our WUSD classrooms, to request the same low pricing for our staff and families.  As announced at STU-CON, CTL has made this pricing available for us to share.  Go to to order your personal CTL J5 flip 10 point touch Chromebook for under $300. A flyer is attached – we are working on the Spanish and Russian translations for our families. This offer is valid for all of our WUSD families and staff.  Please note: Personal Chromebooks will not connect on our district network making them a great resource for home.

REMINDER: Network security begins with our WUSD Employees – DEADLINE TO COMPLETE IS THIS FRIDAY - TOMORROW!

As hackers get increasingly crafty at attempts on our network, it is time to revisit network security and the measures each employee can put into place to prevent ransomware and breaches.  Password security and email safety education are two areas that the Technology Department is seeing as increasingly important in stopping this type of activity. Each employee has a responsibility to the organization to have a strong password that is kept safe and not shared (Section 2.6 of the WUSD Staff and Faculty Acceptable Use Policy) and to have an understanding of general practice around email and messaging safety (Section 3 of the WUSD Staff and Faculty Acceptable Use Policy).  The WUSD Staff and Faculty Acceptable UsePolicy is attached for your reference only – you already have a completed form on file as an employee of WUSD.

To assist in developing a strong password and to learn more about email and messaging safety, all WUSD Staff and Faculty have been assigned the following two “courses” from Keenan Safe Schools to complete and should have both courses completed no later than Friday, April 7:

  • ·         Password Security (Full Course) – 5 minutes
  • ·         Email and Messaging Safety (Full Course) – 12 minutes

Please go to the website and log in under your ID-the first initial of your first name and your last name (for example: jdoe).  If this does not work, please try your full first name and full last name together.  If you are still having trouble, please reach out to Jennifer Geminder at for assistance.

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