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What's New for the 2019-2020 School Year?

Welcome back! Check out all the new, exciting changes happening!
Updated 7/15/19 (Please keep checking back for more additions)
Work Orders/School Dude
We are now using a new Help Desk system.

State Reporting website for our District:
To keep up to date with the state reporting needs, handouts and documentation, please use this page:

Technology Department
  • SchoolDude Help Desk - It converted to a new work order system called "HelpDesk" we hope it will be easier and more intuitive for staff who need technical assistance.
  • ClassLink - This is a new single sign on system for all staff and students where passwords begin to be something of the past. Instructional Technology Coordinators (ITC = Dan and Deanna) and IT will be providing training to staff throughout the year.
  • Mobile Guardian - The mobile device classroom management system to allow teachers to manage student Chromebooks while in class. Also, it will allow parents to manage student Chromebooks that are taken home to be able to filter web sites as well as schedule times where students can access their devices or not.  
  • New WIFI access - New WIFI access points were implemented over the summer in Harrison, CCMS, CES and MVCKS to increase wireless access in every classroom for the roll-out of new Chromebooks to students.
  •  70" LCD TV's and Carts for Middle Schools - Every Middle School classroom will have a new tv and cart as well as a Chromebit device to be used for presenting digital content to students. These tv's will replace the old projectors. 
  • New Staff in IT - Please welcome Mike Helfrich and Michael Hawver who were hired with the IT Department over the summer to replace Rachel, Christina and Chase. Chase Welchen has moved up into the role of IT Repair Specialist. Elizabeth Gamache's role has also been changed to SIS Coordinator, providing the same great support but also emphasizing on coordinating and administrating state reporting needs for the district.

Renaissance Place: Three changes coming to Renaissance Place use this year:
New students available sooner
New students will be available in Renaissance Place (for STAR Math, STAR Reading, and STAR Early Literacy tests) much quicker this year. Due to a change in the way student records are maintained in Renaissance, students should be present in the system the day after the enrollment "start date" displayed in Infinite Campus.
Teacher accounts will use district usernames from now on
Teacher and staff accounts in Renaissance Place will use regular "district usernames" instead of whatever special RenPlace usernames might have been used in the past. Existing passwords have not been changed -- whatever password was being used last year is still being used this year, too.
Student accounts will use district usernames AND passwords
Starting this year, students will use their regular district usernames and passwords (that is, the ones they use to login to district computers) to access Renaissance Place. Up until now, students had a special RenPlace username and probably used "abc" as the password. Now, all student accounts will be keyed to district credentials.

Instructional Technology Department

Canon City Schools is proud to bring on-board new, standards aligned, engaging resources for four critical K-8 areas this year. Dedicated committees worked throughout the spring of the 2018-2019 school year to ultimately make resource recommendation to the Board of Education in June. All of the following resources were approved, and are currently en route to our schools:
Middle School Science: STEMScopes
Middle School English Langauge Arts: My Perspectives
Middle School Social Studies Updated: New version of TCI
Additionally, we'll be running a pilot on Elementary Science this year at Lincoln School of Science and Technology, again using the STEMScopes product for K-5 implementation:

Nutritional Services
Price Changes:
Canon City High School Breakfast $2.00, Lunch $2.75, Free/Reduced No Charge
Elementary School Breakfast $1.25, Lunch $2.50, Free/Reduced No Charge
The Universal Free Breakfast Program has been discontinued for the 19-20 School Year for all schools except Harrison and Washington schools.

What was new for the 18-19 School Year?

Windows, Gmail and Infinite Campus Account Change
We recently switched to a new naming convention for usernames. 

Infinite Campus Google Single Sing On
We are now using Google SSO (Single Sign On) authentication in Infinite Campus for staff and student accounts.
Instead of using the fields to log into Infinite Campus, you can select the "Log in with Google (SSO)" button. All staff accounts have been converted to sign on this way.
Google sso
Infinite Campus Cloud Hosting
Our district switched to Cloud Hosting in July 2018. What does this mean? We no longer host the server with Infinite Campus at our District Administration office. All our data is living on a server with Infinite Campus Headquarters.

  Construction Projects
Check what construction projects are happening in which buildings for the remainder of the summer. 

Destiny Resource Manager

The Business and Finance Department launched Revtrak. Revtrak has been connected to Infinite Campus to allowe parents to pay fees online. This was up and running on 8/1/18, just in time for On-Site Registration.

Schoology - Canon City High School and McKinley Elementary ONLY
Nutrional Services
Welcome to Jenelle Grooms - our new Nutritional Services Manager!
Check out our new Catering Menu 

Business Services - Employee Self Service Site

We are introducing an online Employee Self Service site. Employees will be able to view leave accruals and print pay stubs. (Beginning September pay stubs will be available on the portal only.) Employees can also make changes to personal information and tax forms. We will also be uploading contracts via this portal. Please contact your school secretary for questions regarding logging into this site.

 Click here to go to the Employee Self Service (ESS) Site