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1:1 iPad Initiative: 2014-15 for Grade 7-8 Students

We want to make you aware of a 1:1 digital learning initiative that is taking place in the upcoming school year (2014-2015) for all 7th and 8th graders at both RAMS and Parkview Center School. The goals of this initiative are to increase student engagement, accelerate learning, individualize instruction, encourage collaboration, reinforce 21st century skills, and provide equitable opportunities and access in order to increase the achievement of all students. As a parent or guardian you play an important role in your students educational and social development.

We want to partner with you to make this initiative as successful as possible. We have planned several parent/guardian meetings in late August for you to receive information on 1:1 policies and procedures, to receive further information about insurance and apple id setup options, and to sign off on documentation needed for your student(s) to receive their district issued iPad during the first week of school.

In order for your student(s) to receive their personalized learning device, a parent or guardian must participate in one of the sessions listed below, all in person sessions will be held in the Roseville Area Middle School Auditorium. If choosing the digital option please complete by September 2, 2014.

Incoming 7th Grade Sessions Incoming 8th Grade Sessions
Saturday, August 23rd
  • 7:00 - 8:00 am
  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 27th
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • 7:15 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 2nd
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Self Guided Digital Option
Saturday, August 23rd
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 27th
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 2nd
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Self Guided Digital Option

Beyond these initial meeting dates we also wanted to provide you with a place to explore, give feedback, and gain a greater understanding of what this initiative is all about. You can do this by visiting the following website or QR code below:

http://isd623.org/digitallearn

                                                           
Thank you for your support of Roseville Area Schools.

 

 

 

Roseville Area Schools
Registration for
Using Online FeePay
WHAT YOU NEEED TO START:

  • Online Access         http://isd623.feepay.com
  • Student(s) school ID number (Available on Synergy, ID card or report card)
  • Method of Payment – Check, Debit Card, Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)

Login Set-up (One Time Only):
Parent/Guardians will need to create a family FeePay account with a Username and Password.  Parents may also log in with Twitter, Google or Facebook.

  • Access the new site by going to http://isd623.feepay.com .
  • Select “Sign Up” in the upper right corner of the screen to register a new FeePay Account.  Complete the “Register a New Account Form” and select “Create Account” at the bottom of the screen.  Remember you are entering YOUR name and contact information. 

Add Family Members or Registrations:

  • Add student(s) by following directions on right side.  NOTE:  YOU WILL NEED YOUR STUDENT’S ID NUMBER (PERM).
  • Select “Add” and select the relationship type.  Under District Information heading, select “Yes, They Have a District ID” and complete the ID number field.  ID numbers are available in Synergy.
  • Select “Create Person”, the ID will be validated and that student is now in your account.

Register a Student for a Sport/Activity:
Once your login is created, you can view and register for available activities for each student linked to your account.

  • View and register for sport/activity by selecting “Activities” in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Each student on the Account will show on the screen.  Any activities open for that student to register will be displayed below the name.  THERE MAY BE SEVERAL ACTIVITIES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.  USE THE “NEXT” BUTTON TO PAGE THROUGH CURRENTLY OPEN ACTIVITIES.

Lunch Accounts
You will be able to use FeePay to put money in a meal accounts for your child later this fall. We will notify you when this is available. In the meantime, clicking the Meal Accounts section of FeePay will bring you to our current meal system.

 

 

Roseville Area Middle School Earns PBIS Honor

Roseville Area Middle School was recently selected as a Sustained Exemplar PBIS School by the Minnesota Department of Education, an honor that was only given to 30 schools across the state.

 “We are so proud of Roseville Area Middle School for this distinction,” said Superintendent John Thein. “RAMS is a shining example of a PBIS school and this only reaffirms the hard work of our staff and students.”

RAMS has used the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model for six years. “PBIS is embedded in everything we do,” said Dr. Juanita Hoskins, the Principal at RAMS. “It’s part of our staff development activities throughout the year and it directly shapes how we teach and model expectations for our students.” Hoskins says that PBIS gives her staff the language to positively redirect behavior in a way that focuses on teaching rather than punishment. Since implementing PBIS, Hoskins says she’s seen it change the climate in the school. “It has caused us to make changes in how we communicate with students,” said Hoskins. “We know that a student’s academic achievement directly correlates with a student’s sense of safety and belonging and we are working to make sure every child feels safe, supported, and part of our community.”

Hoskins attributes the success of the PBIS program at RAMS to consistency and perseverance. In a recent report, PBIS team leaders explained, “We are purposeful about building community and relationships amongst staff as well as students. We celebrate our successes and understand that there is always new learning to be done.”