Currently, the preferred methods for getting WSD notifications are to visit the main wsd.net web site, as well as your school web site. Other options include checking our district Twitter account or Facebook page. Please keep in mind that our Facebook page is not monitored 24/7, so any messages you send may not be responded to immediately.
We also offer the ability to sign up for email and text alerts. However, due to the volume of message that are being sent out, these two options are not as timely.
To sign up to follow our Twitter account, text “follow @wsdnotification” to 40404.
To verify your phone or email address, please log in to myweber.wsd.net
WSD Notifier - Parents
Weber School District uses several methods to communicate important and timely messages to parents. These methods include email, text messaging, district websites and social media. This guide will explain how to receive and/or view any messages sent via the WSD Notification system. Parents are encouraged to follow any or all of the following methods to ensure timely notification.
To receive email notifications, a parent must be registered at myweber.wsd.net. If you are already registered and need to change the email address that receives WSD Notification messages, you can change it by clicking on “Preferences” from the top menu.
Note: Each parent must have their own MyWeber account to receive WSD Notification messages via email and text.
Text Message Notifications*
To receive text message notifications on your mobile phone, you must have your cell phone number listed in your MyWeber account. To check your current listed contact information or to update your mobile number login at myweber.wsd.net and select “Preferences” from the top menu.
You do not need to have a Twitter account to follow and receive text messages sent from the WSD Notification Twitter account. Do the following to receive WSD Notification tweets as text messages on your mobile device:
Send “follow @wsdnotification” to the number “40404”
School and District Websites
The notification message will also be displayed on all school and district web pages. Simply visit any of the sites to see the WSD Notification Message.
WSD Notification messages can also be viewed by following the Weber School District Facebook page.
*Message and data rates may apply
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!
Following are some helpful links to help keep the Internet safe for your child.
The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children including:
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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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! fosters 21st century skills to increase student engagement and prepare students to achieve in today's digital society.
This link offers several additional sites for internet safety directed specifically at kids and teens
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.
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).
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 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 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
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.
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.
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.
View the Polly Klaas® nation wide teen Internet poll results
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.
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.
Mandatory for all employees
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 'Employee Login' Button.
Bullying and Hazing Video
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.
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.
What's my login information?
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?
How do I get assistance with my Aesop account or the Aesop system?
*WSD employees must be insurance eligible to qualify for wellness incentive.
Due to COVID the district will not be hosting health screenings this year. Employees have 2 options to qualify for the wellness insurance premium and wellness incentive (convert 2 sick days to 1 personal day OR $25)
Visit your doctor for a physical. Have your doctor complete the Physican Form and turn the form into Sue Mecham in Human Resources.
Review wellness video and complete wellness quiz below.
Structured Self-Care Worksheet- Discussed in video
*Options need to be completed by February 1, 2021 to qualify for the wellness insurance premium for plan year 2021-22 and wellness incentive. The wellness incentive will be issued on March 1, 2021 paycheck.
*Employee spouse must be enrolled on Weber School District health insurance plan to receive the wellness incentive $25 gift card.
Spouse participation is OPTIONAL. Spouse's will need to complete option a or option b above to qualify for their own $25 gift card.
*Options need to be completed by February 1, 2021 to receive the wellness insurance premium for plan year 2021-2022 and wellness incentive (convert 2 days to 1 personal day OR $25). Employee wellness incentive will be included on March 1, 2021 paycheck. Spouse gift cards will be distributed by the schools in April 2021.
If you have questions please contact Sue Mecham 801-476-7847 or Human Resources- 801-476-7886.
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.
|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.|
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.
Enrolling and Accessing the Internet Safety Courses