• Distance Learning Information

    April 14, 2020

    Subject: NEW! Da Vinci HD Website and Student Gmail accounts!

    Dear da Vinci families, 

    da Vinci Home-based Distance Learning Resources  da Vinci now has a distance learning website to help support students and families during this difficult time. Please bookmark this as a place to find up to date information all in one place.

    Our students are now able to use PPS gmail (@student.pps.net) accounts. Students and teachers will use email to communicate as needed. Students will find the email app on their student Google account. The following protections are in place for these email accounts:

    • Only able to send and receive email from PPS domains

    • Forwarding of email to another account has been disabled

    • Ability to delegate control of the email account to another user has been disabled

    • POP and IMAP services disabled.

    • Email can only be checked on the web or through a mobile application

    • GSuite Sync for Outlook has been disabled

    Remind App  PPS will be using Remind for an additional communication tool as we work from home.

    This platform will protect the privacy of personal phone numbers and afford some controls over how
    and when you receive notifications. Official accounts have been created for all students, parents and
    guardians. You should have received an invitation to set up your account, which will allow you to customize your own personal settings. You can also opt out of receiving notifications. Teachers and staff will be able to call, text, send photos and video content using the Remind platform. Here is a video demo to see how
    Remind works. 

    New Google Classrooms Added for Grade Level (Graduating Class of ##)  Counselor Katie Loewen has created

    a new virtual classroom for each of the grade levels at da Vinci. Students should see an invitation to join.
    This will allow Katie and Ms.Kitchens to connect with students and for students to connect with other
    students in their grade.

    As always, let us know if we can answer questions or provide help.