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b2ap3 thumbnail WCSWelcome from the WCS Technology Department
Our mission is to accelerate learning through the use of technology as we inspire and equip families, students and staff.


Warsaw Community Schools is asking parents to complete the BrightBytes survey.  This survey only takes five minutes, and the data is used by the district to plan for future technology initiatives.  During the survey, you will be asked about technology you use at home, the type of Internet access you have, and how you feel about your student's digital technology use and education.  You may answer the survey for each school your children are in, or just choose to answer the survey once for one school that your child attends.

Claypool Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/KH7ZP
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/6U3FP

Eisenhower Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/X484P
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/9B4DP

Harrison Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/VB33P
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/8786P

Jefferson Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/QN9FP
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/3W72P

Leesburg Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/H72BP
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/UB2LP

Lincoln Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/AE8NP
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/NK49P

Madison Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/6849P
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/TD6AP

Washington Parents
Of K-4 student: http://www.BByt.es/RV4UP
Of 5-6 student: http://www.BByt.es/AM3FP

Edgewood Parents: http://www.BByt.es/KU9NP

Lakeview Parents: http://www.BByt.es/B78TP

WCHS/WACC Parents: http://www.BByt.es/3N9LP

Warsaw Community Schools has implemented a take home, 1:1 initiative for all students in grades 5-12.  Students in grades 5-8 have been using iPad Mini devices.  Students in grades 9-12 have been using iPad Air 2 devices.  WCS believes that technology can be used to accelerate learning in the classroom.  

As we continue into the fourth year of our 1:1 program, we are committed to four major pillars.  First, technology is not a replacement of an educator or effective teaching.  It is an accelerator of these factors in the classroom.  Next, our focus will continue to be on learning, not on the device.  Additionally, we will ensure that the program is affordable for our community.  Finally we are committed to being flexible and constantly learning from our experiences.

You can see a video describing more about our 1:1 program here.  Keep in mind that Textbook Rental Rates and purchase/path to ownership options vary based on the grade level of the student.

Policies, forms, and information for our 1:1 program can also be found our document library here.

Looking for ways to support your student?  Here are some resources that will help keep you in the know!

Check your student's grades and attendance, update your contact preferences for delays and cancellations, register for next school year, and sign up for progress report emails on your student's academic progress as often as you'd like.  All of this is possible and more by logging into your PowerSchool Parent Portal.  If you need help getting started, call 574-371-5093 X2488 and ask for our PowerSchool team.  If you've already signed up for text notifications for delays and cancellations, make sure you text a Y to 67587 to opt in!

Sign up for a parent account and you can see all of your student's digitial assignments and coursework being turned in.  You can also set notifications so you can remind them of work that may be due soon.  Just click at the top of the page where it says, "Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here For an Account."  You'll need to know your student's id and password to set your account up.

Keeping kids safe in the digital age is a challenge.  This great site of resources will inspire and equip you to keep your student safe and help them use digital tools in a responsible manner.  Every week, we emphasize these skills during our digital learning special in grades K-6.

All of Warsaw Community Schools' library resources can be found under the Destiny link above.  Resources can be found under each school, or you can search for digital and print books in the Catalog.  Each school also has bookmarks with the usernames and passwords that allow them to use the research databases at home.  

The Warsaw Community Public Library offers a free library card to all WCS students, regardless of which township they live in.  Once your student has their library card, they can check out materials for free and can even download digital text and audio books via the Overdrive app on an iPhone or iPad.  This is a great resource for our 1:1 students!

Warsaw Community Schools completed the first year of the 1:1 technology program.
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We've launched a new Single Sign-on feature for Powerschool.  This will allow parents and guardians with multiple children to log in once to access all of their powerschool data.  Please click "continue reading" to learn more.

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