Having Technology Problems?
Call the IT Help Desk at 612-798-6050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology in RPS is designed to support the personal success of students and staff through tools and resources that allow for innovation, connection and growth.
Cory Klinge, Director of Technology
In the technology department, we support everything from technology hardware and infrastructure to the instructional integration of technology in the classroom. Technology plays a vital role in how our society operates today. That is why we provide the technology resources and support that leads to educational success for students. Here's what we know about student learning and access to technology (source: ProjectRED):
- Properly implemented educational technology can substantially improve student achievement.
- Properly implemented educational technology can be revenue positive at all levels—national, state, and local.
- Continuous access to a computing device for every student leads to increased academic achievement and financial benefits, especially when the technology is properly implemented.
Student Technology Use
Tools for Families
If a student is bringing home their device in grades 6-12 (or because of online programming, or due to illness/quarantine) and a hardware failure or break occurs, please contact your school office to arrange for the repair and to check-out a temporary Chromebook to use while yours is being fixed.
Once the repair is complete, you will be contacted by your school office staff to pick up your Chromebook. You may be asked to pay a small fine subject to the guidelines outlined on the Acceptable Use Policy and Chromebook User Agreement (posted below in Resources & Information).
Resources & Information
We use a variety of mobile apps in the District. Here are the top apps that families should consider downloading.
- ParentVUE: Stay informed and connected to your child’s academic experience by accessing near real-time information on assignments and scores, attendance and demographic information. (App Store) (Google Play)
- Seesaw: Used primarily in our elementary schools, the Seesaw app connects you with your child's teacher and allows you to see what students are working on during the day. (App Store) (Google Play)
- Schoology: Used primarily in our secondary schools, the Schoology app lists student assignments, assessments and due dates. You can also use it for feedback and messaging. (App Store) (Google Play)
- MealViewer: Use the MealViewer app to check out the daily breakfast and lunch menus. You can also view nutrition information and set alerts for menu items with ingredients your child is allergic to. (App Store) (Google Play)
Student Data Privacy
In accordance with State Statute HF 2353 on student data privacy, school districts are required to notify families about the technology applications students are using in schools.
We use a variety of digital tools to support student learning. You can find a list of our technology applications at tinyurl.com/rpsapps. This list includes information on the student data elements within each application and is maintained and communicated to families at the start of each school year.
District Technology Advisory Committee (DTAC)
The District Technology Advisory Committee (DTAC) is a group of students, parents, teachers and community members who bring knowledge and have an interest in curriculum instruction and educational technology. This team has provided input on our technology infrastructure project, K-12 digital and media literacy standards, digital learning model and much more.
The District Technology Advisory Committee will meet on the following dates:
November 17, 2022 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
December 14, 2022 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.*
February 21, 2023 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
April 18, 2023 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: District Board Room, 7001 Harriet Ave S. A virtual option will be provided for those who prefer to join from home.
*The second meeting is a joint meeting with the District Curriculum Advisory Committee (DCAC).