Dear Guardians & Students
We have compiled some useful resources below to help you navigate the distance learning process.
Please- See below info you may need to get set up for online learning while schools are closed. Do not hesitate to email your child's teacher with any questions- See Staff Directory for list of staff/teachers and their email addresses.
If you have checked out a GCS laptop from your school, you may have to log in to the firewall. Please follow the below instructions.
How to Access OneDrive
(Access to files saved in cloud storage, gcs outlook email, and Microsoft software such as PPT, Excel, Word.....if not using a GCS laptop)
How to Access Office365 from Home (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Email)
Parental Consent Forms to Allow use of Webinar Conferencing (ex. Zoom live..)
Student & Parent Access to Canvas
How to Access Distance/Online Learning
- Go to NCEdCloud (https://my.ncedcloud.org) (this is how you normally check PowerSchool)
- Type in your username/password
- Username: PowerSchool Student ID
- Password: Jmstigers2021
- Click on the red Canvas icon
- Find your course.
Canvas will be the platform used by most teachers to conduct instruction during the closure. We will begin putting assignments and announcements on Canvas this week but Monday, March 23, will be the first day an assignment will be due.
If you do not have access to the internet, Spectrum has announced it is providing internet connectivity at no charge for 60 days for students who qualify for free- and reduced-price meals. Call Spectrum to enroll in free wifi at 1-844-488-8395
How to Access Performance Matters- Online Testing
Student Log into Performance Matters- Online Testing
Students will use the link above to access and complete assessments in Performance Matters. Student directions for accessing Performance Matters are attached
- Student Username: GCS student id
- Student Password: Birthdate (MMDDYYYY, i.e., 03172008)
Parents Access to Canvas
Click on link below to download Step-by-Step Instructions Guide on how to use the Canvas App to create a parent account and observe child work on Canvas.
or try link below for link to pdf document
To be an observer in your child's Canvas course, please follow instructions below:
*More Online Resources*
*More info on how to access online resources that teachers may assign to use such as eBooks, Discovery Channel and more- see link to webpage under Student tab on our website
Contact GCS Technology