• Digital Toolkit from PPS

    As previously announced, this year Seesaw will be the learning platform for grades PK-5 and Canvas will be the learning platform for grades 6-12. Google Meet and Zoom will be used as the live video meeting tool. Educators are expected to use these platforms for synchronous and asynchronous learning activities with students daily. Visit the PPS Digital Toolkit 2020/21 web page to learn more about all the applications that are available to students, teachers and staff. 

    PPS is continuing its partnership with Remind to support connection needs. Please know that the Remind sign-up email is not phishing and it's free to use the web version or mobile app. Resources for families are available on the Remind App for Students and Families page. Hosford will continue to send school wide messages via email and text, and teachers will primarily use Remind and email to contact families.

    As families are learning about technology, we want you to balance your learning with patience and grace for yourself and educators. We are all doing our best to learn and grow during a pandemic. Visit https://www.pps.net/familyresources to access a full set of orientation videos and other resources, translated into PPS district-supported languages. Here are some links if you are interested in digging in.

    PPS Password Portal

    Create your password manager account where you can change your password, and get access to all PPS learning programs with one sign-on. 

    Think of Canvas as your student's virtual school. This is where they will "go" to all of their classes--where they will find lessons and assignments, where they will complete and turn in assignments, and where they will access links to class meetings.
    How to get a pairing code for parent access to Canvas
     
    Nearpod
    Nearpod is similar to Google Slides or PowerPoint, but is far more interactive. Teachers can engage students with interactive activities, collaborative discussions, and formative assessments.
     
    FlipGrid
    FlipGrid is a video-based discussion forum.