Technology Updates

How do I get started on the first day?

It is a great idea to locate your child’s iPad or Chromebook and ensure it is charged and ready for the first day of school.  Please also turn on the device to be sure it is in good working order.  If you experience issues, please contact [email protected]

How Students Will Join Classes on the First Day

Below are brief tutorials of how students will sign in and be present in their classes on the first day of school. The videos highlight 3 key points – How to login/join, how to switch between classes, and how to navigate to tasks/activities. There is a video for Seesaw and a video for Google Classroom. The 2 videos combined take up a total of just under 7 minutes.

Students Starting School Using Seesaw

Students Starting School Using Google Classroom

For Kindergarten-2nd Grade Families

Each day, please remember to open Seesaw and go to your child’s Homeroom class and navigate to activities for the day.  This will allow you to obtain the necessary Zoom links for the day.

For 3rd-6th Grade Families

Please have your children check their Gmail accounts prior to the first day of school.  They will have an email that provides all the necessary codes to join their Google Classrooms.

District 54 Family Virtual Learning Website

A D54 family Virtual Learning Website has been created that includes common tech tutorials including accessing Seesaw and Google Classroom. 

Device Support

Our Technology Department has been working to support students and staff as we all learn and work remotely. We understand that some families are experiencing slow speeds or problems with their providers, and we ask you to report that directly to your provider.

People experiencing problems with District 54 technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students) should email [email protected]  so that we can troubleshoot the problem via phone or email. If the problem cannot be resolved, we have a technology drop-off program. To schedule an appointment to drop off a broken laptop, iPad or other device, you must first email [email protected].  Please do not stop by without an appointment. By making an appointment, we can abide by the rules of social distancing and ensure we have a replacement device ready for you when you arrive.