Welcome Families & Students

This site is dedicated to assisting our Olympia families with technology related topics, issues, and guidelines relevant to your child's learning from K-12. The IT department and building media technologists strive to provide an environment that will support learning opportunities at school and home with the technology we have available. Please help support the at home learning environment by monitoring your childโ€™s use of technology and reinforce many of the simple digital citizenship guidelines that are shared throughout the year via our Digital Citizenship campaign. Most importantly, designate a โ€œscreen offโ€ time each night.

If you are experiencing an issue with a device during remote learning, please contact us using the technology helpdesk phone line: 309-379-2843

Core Resources

Device Information

Device Information

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Learn about the specifics of our K-2 iPads, 3-5 classroom chromebooks, and 6-12 take home chromebooks. Included here is detail on our OHS chromebook loaner policy.

Device Repair

Device Repair Information

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If you are unable to continue your learning due to your Chromebook needing repair, our technology department will work with you to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.

Google Meet and Chat

Google Meet & Chat

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Olympia utilizes Google Meet and Google Chat for online communication.  What are these tools, how can they be used for learning opportunities, and what details do you need to know as a parent or student?

Zoom

Zoom

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Zoom is used in two different ways in our district.  First, the Zoom app is preloaded on the K-2 iPads and is used by our lower elementary teachers during remote learning.  Second, the Zoom Android App can be manually installed onto high school chromebooks for use in a select number of courses that held off campus and require Zoom (i.e. BACC, Dual-credit, etcโ€ฆ).

Wifi Support

WiFi Hotspots & Internet Support

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This document explains details surrounding the district issued hotspots during remote learning. Additionally, options are provided that may assist if our hotspots are not providing enough bandwidth for video sessions.

Social Media

Social Media at Olympia

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By default, our filter blocks sites that are categorized as โ€œSocial Networkingโ€.  Sites that fall into this category include TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, etcโ€ฆ  Our filter also allows us more fine control over the following four sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.  The way that these sites are handled varies depending on where your child is in their educational journey at Olympia.  We do encourage all families to start discussing social media with their children at a young age.

Internet Filter

Internet Filter Information

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Read up on some details regarding how student devices are filtered and monitored.