Monday, 24 October 2016 13:16

Reunification

On Wednesday March 2, 2016, Weber School District partnered with the Weber County Sheriff's Office, Pleasant View Police Department, Roy City Police Department, and the Utah Highway Patrol to conduct the largest safety drill in the district to date. The three-staged lockdown, evacuation, and reunification exercise was conducted at Kanesville Elementary in West Haven.

Gone are the days when the only drills teachers and administration needed to worry about involved earthquakes and fire. As a district we must now be prepared to protect the safety of our students in a variety of situations. Weber School District is committed to being prepared to protect, evacuate, and reunite the children with their parents and loved ones in the event of a natural disaster or tragedy.

Principal Scott Zellmer initiated discussion of drill that would involve transporting students from the school. Unlike most other schools in the District, Kanesville has the distinction of being geographically located in an area without surrounding schools, parks, or other public spaces that are suitable for an evacuation of this magnitude. In preparation for the drill, the Weber County Sheriff's Office suggested use of the Weber County Fairgrounds as an evacuation site due to its relatively close approximation to Kanesville and the fact that its layout was easily secured by law enforcement.

Lockdown, evacuation, and reunification drills have all been conducted separately prior to Wednesday's drill, but this was the first time the District has conducted all three drills concurrently. Planning for the drill was a months-long process that required a small army of volunteers and cooperation with multiple agencies. The day began at 9:00 with teachers receiving the signal to begin the lockdown with “locks, lights, out of sight”. Classrooms were individually cleared by law enforcement and children were escorted onto waiting buses, walking hand-in-hand. Streets along the evacuation route were closed to traffic, and a police escort accompanied the buses to the Fairgrounds where the children were taken into the Exhibit Hall. Parents were notified via email and text of their student's location and given the “all clear” to begin arriving at the Fairgrounds for reunification. Upon arrival, parents filled out information cards and were asked to present their identification. Once checked in, they were sent to a waiting area until their children were brought to the reunification table. At that point, identification was again verified and students were reunited and sent home with their parents. The cooperation of parents in the process was appreciated very much.

Nate Taggart, Weber School District's Spokesperson and Safety Specialist stated that it is everyone's hope that we never have to use this protocol, but emphasized the importance of being prepared for such an event. Overall, the process was very smooth and well executed with few issues. Many lessons were learned, and ideas for expediting evacuation and reunification were shared. Input received from law enforcement, parents, and school officials has been invaluable in helping us to streamline the process; however, the most important feedback we received was from the students themselves. The children felt protected and secure knowing that procedures were in place to ensure their safety. They even reported having a lot of fun watching movies and playing games while they waited for their parents to arrive. But perhaps most fun of all, they received their very own police escort!

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Monday, 24 October 2016 12:16

Internet Safety for Kids

Following are some helpful links to help keep the Internet safe for your child.

Links

  • CyberTipline

    The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children including:

    • Possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography
    • Online enticement of children for sexual acts
    • Child prostitution
    • Sex Tourism Involving Children
    • Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
    • Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
    • Misleading Domain Names
    • Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet

    Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.

  • Inhope

    INHOPE Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting Internet material including child sexual abuse material they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the Internet Service Provider hosting the content.

  • Utah Do Not Contact Registry

    Protect Your Family's Addresses

    The Utah Child Protection Registry is a free program provided by the State of Utah that helps you stop adult-oriented solicitations from being targeted at you and your family. The program allows you to protect:

    • E-Mail Addresses
    • Mobile Phone Numbers
    • Instant Messenger IDs
    • Fax Numbers

    Companies and marketers that send adult-oriented messages, such as those promoting pornography, alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, and gambling are required to screen their mailing lists with the State of Utah and remove registered addresses and numbers before they send their solicitations. Marketers that fail to remove registered addresses face felony charges as well as substantial civil and criminal fines.

Internet Chat Acronyms

  • AcronymFinder

    With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. New! You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes.

  • NetLingo

    With more than 82 million people texting regularly, it's no wonder you've seen this cryptic looking code! Commonly used wherever people get online -- including IMing, SMSing, cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, Web sites, games, newsgroup postings, in chat rooms, on blogs -- these abbreviations are used by people to communicate with each other. The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.

Internet Filters

  • K9 - FREE Internet filtering software

    K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.

  • Computer Cop

    ComputerCOP is proud to have been chosen as a G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) vendor. ComputerCOP is the only software company to have been given such a distinction by this highly acclaimed Justice Department program.

  • Content Protect

    ContentWatch, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an innovative company focused on delivering Internet management solution for families, schools, businesses and government. It is a world leading provider of Internet filtering and management solutions with customers in more than 157 countries. It is available in English, Spanish, Turkish and Japanese. With over 300,000 users in Turkey alone and partnerships in Australia, Japan, and the UK, Net Nanny has proven its global market appeal.

  • CyberPatrol

    CyberPatrol is a pioneer and leader in the Parental Control software market.
    Launched in 1995, CyberPatrol is one of the most trusted named in parental controls software. The CyberPatrol products are specifically developed for ease of use to help protect families and businesses from threatening online activity.

  • Cybersitter

    CYBERsitter actively filters search queries depending on the filters you have selected. CYBERsitter also has a "strictness" setting that lets you adjust how sensitive you want CYBERsitter to be when a user searches using a search engine. The strictness feature has several levels that allow you to set different levels for children, teens, and adults.

  • Safe2Read

    Safe2read allows you to allocate everyone in your family their own email account, with a level of automatic supervision appropriate to their age. You need to decide ONCE if each of your child's email friends is suitable - after that you are only alerted when strangers come calling. This works with ANY internet provider.

Prevention Sites

  • Child Lures Prevention

    Our mission is to help ensure the personal safety of children and youth through increased awareness, education, advocacy and action. Our goal is to prevent all forms of child victimization by teaching families, professionals and other community members how to recognize, interrupt and report inappropriate situations before abuse occurs.

  • The Children's Partnership

    The Children's Partnership works to ensure that all children—especially those at risk of being left behind—have the resources and the opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives.

  • Crimes Against Children Research Center

    The mission of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.

  • CyberSmart

    CyberSmart! fosters 21st century skills to increase student engagement and prepare students to achieve in today's digital society.

  • DMOZ Open Director Project

    This link offers several additional sites for internet safety directed specifically at kids and teens

  • Internet Keep Safe Coalition

    The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), established in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates. Through this network of support, iKeepSafe tracks global trends and issues surrounding digitally connected products and their affect on children. This research drives the continuous creation of positive resources for parents, educators and policymakers who teach youths how to use new media devices and platforms in safe and healthy ways.

  • iSAFE America

    i-SAFE Inc. is a leading publisher of media literacy and digital citizenship education materials and programming with worldwide distribution channels. Founded in 1998 and supported by the U.S. Congress and various executive agencies of the U.S. government, i-SAFE is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering youth (and others) to safely, responsibly and productively use Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

  • Megan’s Law

    As a result of a new law, this site will provide you with access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders. Specific home addresses are displayed on more than 33,500 offenders in the California communities; as to these persons, the site displays the last registered address reported by the offender. An additional 30,500 offenders are included on the site with listing by ZIP Code, city, and county. Information on approximately 22,000 other offenders is not included on this site, but is known to law enforcement personnel.

  • SafeKids.com

    SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s creator, Larry Magid, is the author of the original 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway” and is also co-director of ConnectSafely.org and a technology journalist.

  • SafeTeens.com

    SafeTeens.com is a place for teens and their parents to learn safe, civil and responsible use of the Internet. It’s operated by technology journalist Larry Magid who also operates SafeKids.com and is co-director of ConnectSafely.org

  • WebWise Kid

    For more than ten years, we have been providing unique and effective resources to equip young people to safely use and enjoy the latest technologies. Our programs prepare kids to be their own first lines of defense so they can confidently explore the best that the Internet has to offer. To date, more than 10 million middle school and high school students from all 50 states have participated in our programs.

Primary Resources

  • www.netsmartz.org

    NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

  • http://www.ncmec.org/

    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.

  • www.pollyklaas.org/internet-safety/internet-pdfs/PollingSummary.pdf

    View the Polly Klaas® nation wide teen Internet poll results

  • Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website

    The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, is a cooperative effort between jurisdictions hosting public sex offender registries (“Jurisdictions”) and the federal government and is offered free of charge to the public. These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, and participating tribes. The Website provides an advanced search tool that allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders; a listing of public registry Web sites by state, territory, and tribe; and information on sexual abuse education and prevention.

  • http://www.k9webprotection.com/

    K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.

Sunday, 23 October 2016 22:16

Inservice Training

The following Trainings require you to be logged in to your District Gmail Account 

Mandatory for all employees

Login to your District Gmail account.  Once you have logged in visit the following link on the Canvas system. https://wsd.instructure.com/  Click the Teacher Login Button.

Only for some employees

You will receive notification from your supervisor or manager if you need these additional trainings.

Login to your District Gmail account.  Once you have logged in visit the following link on the Canvas system. Click the Teacher Login Button.

Bullying and Hazing Video

Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:57

Video Portal

The video portal has a large assortment of videos and movies that can be used in your classroom.

You can access the video portal at http://video.wsd.net. Enter your employee login if prompted, and browse the catalog. Due to copyright restrictions, videos are only playable from inside the school district.

Access the Video Portal

Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:41

AESOP

Weber School District employees use AESOP for submitting leave requests and finding substitutes for classes. Teachers can fill out a list of preferred substitutes, and the system automatically finds and contacts the best matches for them.

Login to AESOP

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What's my login information?

Your Aesop login information is the same as your district login.  You will log in with your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address and password.  This is new as of Jun 27, 2019.

Do I need to create an absence on the Aesop system even if I don't need a sub?

Yes! The Aesop system is a sub finder but it also performs many other functions, one of which is absence tracking. Aesop is the sole source of information regarding absences. The ONLY exception is if you are taking Educational Leave (ie, attending a conference) and no substitute is needed.

How do I arrange for a sub when I prearrange an absence?

You can "Create an Absence" for your future absences on the Aesop system. Click "Yes" when asked if you need a sub then click "Save." Aesop will immediately notify your preferred subs and will open up to the general sub population 48 hours before the absence.

How do I arrange for a specific sub when I prearrange and absence?

You may have someone in mind to sub for you for a future absence. If that is the case YOU will need to notify the substitute before entering the absence into Aesop, confirm that they can work. Once the sub has agreed to fill your absence, you will create your absence on Aesop, select "yes" when asked if you need a sub. Next you will click the box "SAVE AND ASSIGN", which takes you to a screen to select the sub. Find the substitute and click "Assign" by their name. CAUTION! This option should ONLY be used if you have spoken to a substitute first and obtained confirmation that they will fill that job. Aesop WILL NOT notify the substitute for you and no reminders will be sent.

How can I create an absence if I don't have the internet at home?

You can call into Aesop at 1-800-942-3767 and use the same login information that you do on the computer. Logging an absence via the phone works the same as doing it on the computer, just follow the voice prompts.

How do I create a "preferred sub" list?

On your Aesop home page click "Preferred Sub List". Once there choose "Add New Substitutes". Click on the letter of the alphabet that corresponds with the first letter of the subs last name. Once you find your selected substitute make sure and click "On List" then "Apply Changes". When you view your current substitutes you will see the newly added sub.

A sub signed up for one of my absences but can't work. What should the sub do?

The substitute needs to sign into the Aesop web site and, using the interactive calendar, click on the day they wish to cancel. There will a picture of a trash can by the day of the absence, clicking on it will delete that day. Absences can be deleted up until 5am the morning of the absence, cancelling after 5am will involve contacting the school directly. Once a sub cancels an absence they will no longer see it as available so it should only be used if they are 100% sure they can't take the job.

How do I exclude someone from working in my classroom?

On your Aesop home page click "Preferred Sub List". Once there choose "Add New Substitutes". Click on the letter of the alphabet that corresponds with the first letter of the subs last name. Once you find your selected substitute make sure and click "On List" then click the button in the "Exclude" column then click "Apply Changes". You will see that substitute on your Preferred List with n/a by their name.

Can I use Full-Day if I'm not contracted 8 hours a day?

No! Full-Day translates to 8 hours. If you are an employee who does not work 8 hours a day, you will always need to customize your time to match your contracted shift.

How do I enter my start and end time for a sub?

In the "Create an Absence" screen under "Absence Type" enter the start and end times for your shift.

Can I leave notes or lesson plans for my sub?

Absolutely! Lesson plans need to be in PDF or Word format and can be uploaded from the final page after Creating an Absence. Once you get to the Modify Absence page you will find places to leave notes for Substitutes and your Administrator.

How can I get a list of substitutes and their phone numbers?

Teachers can see substitute phone numbers via a link on their Aesop home page. Administrators can get a file with sub phone numbers and other info by contacting Tanya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How do I get assistance with my Aesop account or the Aesop system?

Please contact Tanya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 801-476-7964 during school hours.

Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:29

Health Screenings

Weber School District Health Screenings & Online Personal Health Assessment

District Health Screenings

2020:

-January 14th 2-7pm

-January 15th 2-7pm

-January 16th 2-7pm

-January 22th 2-7pm

-January 23st 2-7pm

*The location will be announced January 6th

If you have questions please contact Human Resources- 801-476-7886.

 

 

Wellness Premium

To qualify for the Wellness insurance premium for 2018-19 plan year you will need to complete the following steps:

 

  1. Participate in a health screening or have a physical from your physician.  If you choose to have a physical from your physician you will need to have your doctor sign the PHYSICIAN FORM

 

If you have questions please contact Human Resources- 801-476-7886.

 

Wellness Incentive 

*Employees who are insurance eligible and participate in a health screening or complete the physician form can choose to receive one of the following wellness incentives listed below.  Spouses who are enrolled on WSD Health Insurance will recieve a $25 gift card for participating.

A.  Convert 2 sick days to 1 personal day

or

B.  $25.00

 

Saturday, 22 October 2016 22:34

Evolve Training

E-volve is professional development training, provided by Weber School District Technical Services, delivered directly to small groups of teachers in their own schools.

During this high-impact training, lead instructors guide no more than 12 participants through a 90 minute hands-on course, while up to six Weber School District Techs sit side-by-side with participants to provide assistance.

Take advantage of this in-school training opportunity in just three easy steps.

  1. Choose a relevant 90-minute hands-on course from the following course list.
  2. Contact your lead E-volve instructor to set up a time for training.
  3. Arrange for substitutes to cover the hours teachers will be out of class. (Substitutes paid for by individual schools).

 

Courses Information
Moodle This course helps you understand the basics of how to use Moodle. Moodle is a free source e-learning software platform. This course reviews typical features of Moodle including Assignment submission, Discussion forums, File uploads, instant messages, news, announcements, Online quizes and Automatic Grading.
Blogging Turn your school into a blog-rich environment that allows students and teachers to receive daily resources for homework. Alllow your parents to interactively discuss what students are doing in schools.
Document Cameras 1 This course helps you understand the basics of how to use any printout or anything in a book by setting it beneath the camera lens. You will also learn how to best display three-dimensional objects and use the zoom in and out feature.
Document Cameras 2 This course helps you understand how to use the document camera for live and recorded webcasts. Explore new ways to open subjects before your studentsfrom something you recorded earlier. Save your best work and allow students to show off their own work.
Excel 2010 Learn to use the powerful resources in Excel to define the appearance of spreadsheets (fonts, character attributes and cell appearance). Use Excel's extensive graphing capabilities. Understand how to get the most from your computer by letting it sort your information for you at the touch of a button.
Lync Discover how to use Lync, Weber School District's instant messenger application. Learn how to hold group conferences, audio/video chat sessions, transfer files, and other features that will improve your inter-organization communication.
Mimios Through this course you can learn to make your current whiteboard into a never-ending virtual board. Use your whiteboard to perform tasks that will make magic marker really seem like magic.
MyProgress Now you can learn to use the new grading and progress report system designed specifically for our school district.
Outlook Learn how to use Outlook for your daily work like a pro. You will gain an understanding of how to send emails to individuals and groups, manage your contacts, schedule appointments, use your calendar, and more.
Podcasting You've likely heard of podcasting by now. Countless schools worldwide are using the technology to deliver recorded lectures, news and information to students. In fact, nothing has had a greater impact on students since the invention of the paddle. E-volve helps take the mystery out of how to: find and download podcasts, select appropriate podcasting equipment and software, record, edit and polish your podcast, upload your podcast to the Internet, create a podcast blog, share podcasts with your students.
Senteos Senteos are an easy way to find out what your students don't know. Learn how to effectively create quizzes and exams to pinpoint student needs.
Slates Learn all the ins and outs of Slates in the classroom. Use this powerful tool to enhance your students' experience.
SMART Boards SMART Boards give students a hands-on experience that enables them to truly immerse themselves in learning. Learn how to use all that SMART Boards have to offer. Plus it will keep their hands busy learning instead of other things.
Thin Clients Understand how a virtual lab can become an awesome resource for discovery and word processing. You will also learn how to use the Thin Client lab as a live exam room and quiz resource.
Turning Point Clickers Just like Senteos, Clickers are the easiest way to find out what your students don't know. Learn how to effectively create quizzes and exams to pinpoint student needs.
Saturday, 22 October 2016 22:11

Current Openings

In accordance with Utah State law, background checks are required for all employees before beginning employment.

Weber School District is an equal opportunity employer.

Weber School District adhears to: 34A-5-106. Discriminatory or prohibited employment practices -- Permitted practices.

Saturday, 22 October 2016 21:57

CIPA Training

Enrolling and Accessing the Internet Safety Courses

  1. Login to your District account via Gmail.
    1. For elementary, visit the Elementary Internet Safety course. Click Enroll
    2. For secondary, visit the Secondary Internet Safety course. Click Enroll
  2. To access the content after enrolling, visit Log into http://canvas.wsd.net/
  3. Familiarize yourself with this content before showing this to your students.
  4. When you are ready to show your students the CIPA training, read the content and navigate the course by clicking through the modules.
  5. When finished sharing the CIPA material with your students, you will need to use MyStudent to indicate your students have received the training.
Thursday, 20 October 2016 23:56

Pay Lunch Fees

You can make online payments for lunch, book fees, sports fees or anything else necessary within the district. You can set up an account and make a payment once you complete the myWeber registration process. Please login to myWeber and look for the 'Pay Fees' link shown below.

Fee Screen

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