Help with Technology
The district offers technical assistance with FCPS email accounts and Chromebooks. The Student Tech Support line, (859) 381-4410, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Scholars should familiarize themselves with the technology platforms and operations that we use as a 1:1 school. On the left side of the document, look for the issue or problem with their device or platform. The lefthand column provides the solution with video instructions or a document listing instructions. There are helpful videos and instructions for scholars to learn more about how to access our technology and organize their school work.
Scholar Technology Checklist in document form
Tech at CGWA Parent Workshop ArchivesTech at CGWA Parent Workshop #1: Communication Tools (September)Parents and Families:If you haven't signed up yet for the Canvas and IC parent portals, please join us for one of our Tech at CGWA Parent Workshops this week. Mrs. McGrath, our school technology coordinator, will be available on the following days and times on Zoom to answer any questions and help you become more acclimated with our technology platforms.Recorded session: September Workshop Video Presentation: presentation slides. Aquí está la presentación en español.Tech at CGWA Parent Workshop #2: Assessments (October)Parents and Families:We will have our second TECH Doing our P.A.R.T. Parent Workshops this week - the topic will be grades! With progress reporting happening this week for middle and high school scholars, pop in Wednesday, October 7th or Thursday October 8th from noon - 1:00 pm or 7:00 - 8:00 pm to discuss Infinite Campus and our new grading policy. We will try to answer any questions you may have.
Infinite Campus - for grades and school messages PARENTS ONLY
Visit the district's IC Parent Portal support site where you can:
- Request an activation key to create a Parent Portal account;
- Reset your password or retrieve your username.
- Ask for extra assistance.
Canvas LMS - for Assignments and Assessment Calendars, and Class Content
Canvas Student Guide: See how students log in, access and submit assignments, and receive feedback from teachers.
eOS - NEW! Our employability scoring system for behavior and Well principles
Go to https://eos.fcps.net/register to sign up as a parent, then eos.fcps.net to check your scholar's emploayablity score.
Lost or Damaged Charger?
Scholars must turn in their chromebook AND charger at the end of the school year. Scholars are responsible for keeping track of their charger and leaving it at home to charge at night. In the event that the charger is lost, scholars can buy a charger online. Here are the specifications for chargers with the chromebooks at our school. The type of chromebook is listed on the top of the back of the chromebook.
HP G5 11" EE Chromebook charger
HP G6 11" EE Chromebook charger:
AUP and CGWA Chromebook Pledge
Scholars new to Fayette County Public Schools will need to fill out an Acceptable Use Policy to be signed by them and their parents/guardians. This gives scholars full access to educational sites on their chromebook. If the AUP is violated in any way, scholars will lose that privilege. The AUP can be found on the district's website at https://www.fcps.net/cms/lib/KY01807169/Centricity/Domain/64/FCPS%20District%20AUP%20-%20June%202018.pdf
Scholars are also asked to turn in a Chromebook Pledge. A sample of that pledge can be viewed below. Scholars will be given a copy of the pledge at the beginning of each school year.
Help with Parental Controls at Home
At school, we have safeguards in place to control what scholars can access on the internet. But at home, the library or even a public space with free wifi, those controls will not be in place. Please take a look at this article as your one place to get information about controls for your wireless network: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-parental-controls.
You can also purchase 3rd party internet filters and controls such as https://meetcircle.com/ that allows you to monitor and restrict usage of any devices on your home wifi.
Here is some more information about how you can set controls through your wireless router: https://www.lifewire.com/internet-parental-controls-2487974