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Parents are invited to "Get Connected"

Students in Alicia Swackhamer's art class created potential logos for the event. See our Facebook page for more designs.

All parents want the best for their children, but in a world where technology is changing at an alarming rate, sometimes it is difficult to keep up. While technology brings new tools and learning opportunities, it also brings new challenges such as helping children practice safe and ethical online behavior. On Tues., Oct. 28 at 6:30 at Forest Hills High School, parents of students from Forest Hills and East Union can learn what they can do to better support and monitor their children in this digital age.

“Get Connected: Keeping up with Your Kids Online” is a workshop to educate parents about school resources available to them to help their children succeed in school. It also will educate parents about cyber ethics and cyber safety related to Chromebook use, smart phones, and general internet access.

Parents who attend this workshop will receive information about the Parent Portal (where they can log in to see their child’s grades), digital resources such as ebooks and databases available to all students, digital citizenship, cybersafety, cyberbullying, and Chromebook care. Parents will be able to log on to computers to gain hands-on experience with the help of East Union and Forest Hills school staff.

In addition to the valuable information presented, light refreshments and door prizes will be available. Don’t miss this opportunity to get connected. Please complete the online sign-up form or call the front office at 704-233-4001 to sign up.

Written by: Melissa Howell, Media Coordinator, and Jill Stout, Instructional Technology Facilitator
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 by Melissa Howell

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