Directions for JTHS students to install the latest version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices for free!
- Log into your student email account
- Once Logged in, Click on the setting gears in top right corner
- Then, click on "Office 365" under 'My app settings'
- From here, click on the Settings Tab and the Software
- Click Install and follow the install directions: you may need to click run & restart your computer as prompted.
For additional help email the Central Help Desk.
JTHS believes that the integration of technology is essential to motivating and engaging students in rigorous and relevant lessons. 1:1 technology provides anytime/anywhere learning and opens the doors to the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that students need to compete and contribute in our global society.
Every student has the opportunity to have a computing device issued to him or her for continuous learning. Students demonstrate the character attribute of responsibility through proper device care, digital citizenship, internet safety, collaborative learning and more.
Answers to some 1:1 frequently asked questions:
- There is no charge for the initial device and peripherals.
- Filtering software is installed on each student’s device.
- A signed Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) must be on file and outstanding technology fees paid in order to be eligible for a device.
- Eligible students are issued a device at scheduled distribution, the first two days of school or when they become eligible.
- When available, loaners are temporarily issued while a device needs to be serviced. This does depend on the issue and charges may apply.
- The device must be returned in working condition at the end of the school year, upon withdrawal from the school district, or upon request of a staff member. Fines may be assessed upon return.
- Stolen devices must immediately be reported to authorities. Thefts that occur off campus must be reported to the police and a copy of the report provided to the school, and thefts that occur on campus must be reported to the student’s dean or the school’s police liaison officer.
- Internet access is available to students on site before, during and after school hours. Students can also use community access points such as the public library or a local business. In addition, high-speed internet access can be purchased by families qualifying for free/reduced lunch through Comcast for $9.95 a month. Promotions and/or additional eligibility criteria may apply. Please visit InternetEssentials.com.
Emergency E-Learning Days eliminate the loss of instructional time during unscheduled school closures. If an Emergency E-Learning Day is necessary, it is considered a regular school attendance day and does not need to be made up at the end of the school year.
The purpose of an Emergency E-Learning Day is to provide a continuum of learning for students in the event that school needs to close. Teachers leverage the district’s 1:1 technology resources to provide students with relevant, meaningful and manageable assignments that students can be engaged in when school has been cancelled. The goal is to minimize disruption to the academic progress caused by emergency school closures and to make emergency days as educationally productive and engaging as possible.
The Emergency E-Learning Plan outlines specific responsibilities for teachers, staff, and students. This includes making the announcement of an E-Learning Emergency Day no later than 5 a.m. the morning of the school closure. The announcement will be made through the standard modes of communication used by the school district, including text message, automated phone call, social media, and the Emergency Closing Center.
Per this plan, teachers will post attendance procedures and relevant class assignments for students to access by 9 a.m. the morning of the Emergency E-Leaning Day. Assignments will be aligned to curricular objectives and will require no more than 50 minutes to complete per class. Teachers will be available to assist students online through their Learning Management Platform.
Student expectations include recording their attendance one time between 9:30 and 11 a.m. by navigating to www.examlogin.com and entering in the provided attendance code. Students must then complete each class assignment. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, students should consult with their teachers. For example, students without access to power or the internet should see their teachers the following student attendance day.
JTHS Technology Support Staff will work from home and are available to assist students, parents, and staff with technical support on Emergency E-Learning Days. Students and parents should call 815-727-6860 for assistance or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Campus) or email@example.com (West Campus).