(845) 568-6425     364 Fostertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

Fostertown School

The District's Transition to Google is Underway


Google Transition 

The countdown to our Google Transition has begun

 

 

 

What the Transition Means for Students

Google Docs
Students will have access to the full suite of Google Doc tools. The tools align with Microsoft Office programs and can open Microsoft Office files (docx, xlsx, pptx, etc).

Chromebooks for Scholars
Similar to the Digital Convergence for teachers, the district will be purchasing a Chromebook for each scholar in grades 3 through 10 to be available in the fall.  Initially, the Chromebooks will remain in school and be charged and secured in a locked cabinet or cart when not in use. In the future, students may elect to take Chromebooks home at the district’s discretion.
During the summer, the Division of Technology will continue work with each building principal to assist with the roll out plan for their building and strategies for family workshops.

Please click here to view the Mobile Device Roll Out Plan that was presented to the Board of Education last week.  Please note, embedded in this plan are links to student/parent handbooks and the updated Division of Information and Technology Handbook addendum for staff which will remain open for comments and feedback until July 30, 2018, providing administrators the opportunity add comments as appropriate.

 

What the Transition Means for Staff/Faculty

New Email Address for Staff Members
As part of the district’s move to Gmail (July 1, 2018), the Division of Information and Technology is taking the opportunity to standardize the district’s email addresses.  Effective July 1, 2018, ALL email addresses will be in the format of first initial and last name.  

 

G-Suite Professional Development
In support of the formal roll-out of G Suite for Education and Google Classroom, the district will be offering the opportunity for all teachers to attend one two-hour formal professional development workshops over the summer 2018, fall 2018 and spring 2019. These workshops will be taught by Instructional Technology Facilitators/Teachers. Each session will focus on strategies for using G Suite essentials, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Classroom.  On-line training resources will also be available. Staff members can register for the G Suite workshops through My Learning Plan beginning June 18th, 2018. www.mylearningplan.comParticipants should bring their laptops.

These workshops will be listed in the District Catalog.  Here is a one minute video which illustrates the process of registering for a workshop using the District Catalog.











QUICK CONTACT

Main Switchboard
845.563.3400
Food Services
845.563.3424
Registration
845.563.5437
BOE Clerk
845.563.3503
Transportation
845.568.6833
Payroll
845.563.3440
Athletics
845.563.5419
Business/Fin.
845.563.3448
Human Resources
845.563.3460
Technology
845.568.6542
Tax Office
845.563.3490
Newburgh Free Library
845.563.3600

SCHOOLS

Balmville
845.563.8550
Fostertown
845.568.6425
Gardnertown
845.568.6400
GAMS Tech
845.563.8450
Horizons
845.563.3725
Meadow Hill
845.568.6600
New Windsor
845.563.3700
Temple Hill
845.568.6450
Vails Gate
845.563.7900
Heritage Middle
845.563.3750
South Middle
845.563.7000
NFA Main
845.563.5400
NFA North
845.563.8400
NFA West
845.568.6560