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iPad Family Engagement Events

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:05pm

In preparation for the upcoming school year, iPad Family Engagement Events have been planned for Northfield Middle School and Northfield High School during the week of August 18, 2014. Parents and students should attend together to learn about using their iPad for learning in addition to insuring, setting up, and picking up iPads for the coming year.

Additionally, the schools will provide parents with information and instructions for accessing their students’ courses and activities through Schoology, our online learning management system. This resource provides access to course calendars, documents, assignments, and announcements, as well as other tools for teachers, students, and parents.

Dates for the iPad Family Engagement Events are:

Northfield Middle School:
Monday, August 18th, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 20th, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Northfield High School (dates coincide with student pictures and schedule pickup):
Tuesday, August 19th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday, August 21st, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We anticipate a smooth process for families to set up and receive their students’ iPads. In order to facilitate this, please have your Apple ID and password ready when you arrive. Students who already have a personal Apple ID should continue to use that one. Students who do not already have an Apple ID will need to create one. Parents of students under the age of 13 will need to create an Apple ID with their students. Information regarding this process will be sent via email in the near future. For general information regarding Apple IDs, please visit https://appleid.apple.com. If you have forgotten your Apple ID and/or password, please visit https://iforgot.apple.com.

Insurance rates are $25 (reduced rates available for free and reduced lunch families). You may pay for insurance at the Family Engagement Event or pre-pay by visiting https://eps.mvpbanking.com/cgi-bin/efs/login.pl?access=55621. Insurance covers repair or replacement for non-intentional damage or loss of an iPad.

As always, our goal is to support all students families in achieving educational excellence. Please feel free to contact Kimberly Briske, Director of Technology Services, if you have questions pertaining to Transformational Technology or the use of iPads in general. You may call 507-664-3399 or email kimberly.briske@nfld.k12.mn.us.

Categories: Government Officials

Welcome Kim Briske!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:50am

The Northfield Public Schools welcome Kim Briske to the District as Director of Technology Services. Kim began her new position, focused on technology and its ability to personalize teaching and learning, on July 1st.

A resident of Northfield, Kim comes to us from the Farmington Public Schools where she was a Digital Learning Specialist. She was instrumental in leading that district’s customized learning plan that provided individual iPad tablet computers for all students in grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade.  Prior to her role as a Digital Learning Specialist, she taught Spanish for eight years at Farmington High School.

Kim will be leading the District’s next steps in the Transformational Technology initiative. She can be contacted by email at kimberly.briske@nfld.k12.mn.us or by phone at (507) 664-3399.

Welcome, Kim!

Categories: Government Officials

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