Cyber Safety Resources

  • FeelGood Blog
    So much negative news, gossip, etc gets posted online. Self-described as "your daily dose of happy," this is a good example of a way to create a positive digital footprint.
  • OnGuard Online
    The internet offers a world of opportunities to socialize and communicate. But they come with risks. OnGuardOnline.gov's Net Cetera campaign provides information and resources about helping kids make safe, responsible decisions when they're online.
  • Cyber Bully Toolkit
    Every day, you see how cyberbullying hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts your school's culture. So how should you handle it? What are the right things to do and say? What can you do today that will help your students avoid this pitfall of our digital world?
  • Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
    It is important for students to have a positive online presence.
  • Internet Safety BrainPop Jr.
    This cartoon with Moby and friends is geared to K-3 students. There are also follow- up activities.
  • Digital Ettiquette Brain Pop
    This cartoon with Tim and Moby is geared to grades 4-6. It discusses appropriate online behavior and has follow-up activities to use in your classroom.
  • Cyber Bullying Brain Pop
    his cartoon with Tim and Moby is geared to grades 4-6. It discusses Cyber Bullying and has follow-up activities to use in your classroom.
  • For Students: CyberSafety (Heads Up.pdf)
    For Students: This pamphlet in PDF form lets students know how important it is to think before they post things online, as well as other ways to be smart and safe about their lives online.
  • Safety Rules Grades k-3 (SafetyRulesK3-0.pdf)
  • Did you know... (Pop Quiz - Did you know.wmv)
    This video presentation highlights the changes over the years with online behavior.
  • Protecting Your Reputation (Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English.wmv)
    How can you protect your reputation online? This video has some practical tips that are shared in a fun fashion.
  • Cyber Haley (CyberHaley-0.wmv)
    In this video, Haley sent her boyfriend an inappropriate picture of herself, and he shared it....and so did others.
  • Cyber Sarah (CyberSarah.wmv)
    Sarah has no privacy settings on Facebook, so her information is out there for everyone to see

Powerschool

Powerschool allows parents and students 24 hour access to grades, progress monitoring, and updates.  It is a powerful tool to help build partnerships between home and school.  If you need assistance accessing Powerschool, please contact the building your child attends.

Parent Access:

https://ps7-hi.treca.org/teachers/pw.html

Forms

Click on the links below to access the following Forms:

Student Insurance Form

Waiver of fees Application

Closings and Delays

Information will be announced on:

WMVO/WQIO (1300AM/93.7FM)
WNZR (90.9FM)
WSNY (95.5FM)
WTVN (610AM)
WCMH (Channel 4) WCMH (Channel 4)
WSYX (Channel 6) WSYX (Channel 6)
WBNS (Channel 10) WBNS (Channel 10)



Anti-Bullying

District Policy

You may review Highland's bullying policy by accessing the district policy at the link below.  

District Policy

Incident Report:

There are no confirmed incidents in the current report.

The next report will be made available online in May.

Resources

The Ohio Department of Education has many resources available to assist parents and students with dealing with issues of harrassment, intimidation, and bullying.  A link to the ODE page is below.

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/School-Safety/Safe-and-Supportive-Learning/Anti-Harassment-Intimidation-and-Bullying-Resource

Parents and students are encouraged to contact their school to report incidents of bullying.

MyNutriKids.com

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts.  If you are having trouble with online payments or want to read more, click here for the parents guide to NutriKids.

Online Payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.  To learn about how eChecks work click here.

Send Check or Cash:  You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office. Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits.  If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.

School Messenger

School Messenger Notification System

Our school uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents and staff members on matters such as attendance, general interest activities and campus and district emergencies. In order to enhance our ability to accurately deliver that information, we kindly request that you create your own contact preference profile using SchoolMessenger’s Contact Manager web site. Contact Manager allows you to control the ways in which you prefer to be contacted. It also works like a mailbox, giving you a place to review messages you may have missed.

In order to utilize this feature simply follow the steps below to create an account through the secure Contact Manager web site provided by SchoolMessenger.

Steps for setting up your account:

Enter the following URL into your web browser:

https://contactme.schoolmessenger.com/newportaluser.php?u=highlandlsd

You will be taken to the Sign Up page where you will need to enter a valid email address, a password, your name, and zip code. You’ll use your email address and the password you enter here to sign in later. Check Email me when I have a new phone message if you would like to receive an email message each time there is a new message in your mailbox. Click Create Account when you are done.

[Note: SchoolMessenger has a strict privacy policy and does not sell or distribute your contact information to any 3rd party.]

Check your email. There will be an Account Activation email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which contains a link to a confirmation page where you must enter your password in order to activate your account.

Once you’ve activated your account, you’re ready to add your child to your account.   Click the “Click here to begin” button.  Select the option that says, “I do not have an Activation Code and want to activate by phone,” and click Next.  Add your child’s student ID.

Simply follow the instructions on the page to call in and activate your account. You will need to be able to call into the system from one of the phone numbers associated with your child’s student record.

When you have finished adding your child to your account, navigate to theContacts tab and click the edit link to right of your child’s name. There you can simply check which types of messages you would like to receive and at which phone number or email address. Make sure that you click Save when you are done making changes.

If you have other children attending school in this district, you will be able to add them all to the same Contact Manager account.

Thank you for signing up, and we hope you enjoy the SchoolMessenger Contact Manager!

To learn more about SchoolMessenger please visit their web site at www.schoolmessenger.com