Question: How do I access student SCSD district Google Apps for Education resources?
Answer: On the Smithtown Central School District website, under the Parents/Students menu, click on Google Apps for Education and log in with your district Google username and password.
Question: A Google application is not working. Examples: I’m trying to upload or view something on Google Classroom or edit a Google Doc, play a slideshow, send email etc and it’s not working and/or I get a message to “try again later”. What could be wrong?
Answer: The application could be temporarily unavailable. Check the G Suite Status Dashboard for any Google outage information. If there is no disruption or outage information, it could be related to high traffic and/or your connection speed. If possible, try to get to the same application on a different device and/or try again after a few minutes.
Question: How do I switch between multiple Google Accounts on my Mac or PC?
Answer: Click here for help on Switching between multiple Google Accounts
Question: Is there a basic Google drawing application ?
Answer: Yes! Google Chrome Canvas is a web application that lets you sketch, make quick doodles, or draw on an image and automatically saves to your Google account. It has tools like pencil-on-paper, chalk, and a marker tool that becomes a highlighter by using the slider tool to set it to low opacity. Type "canvas.apps.chrome” into a Chrome browser on any computer (or select the Canvas icon on a Chromebook) to access this basic drawing app. Click here for help using Chrome Canvas on a Chromebook.
Clever is a website that gives students access to many applications with a single login. Students log in with their own unique login information here: https://clever.com/in/SmithtownCSD/. The link to Clever can be found under "Managed bookmarks" in the Chrome browser when logged on to a district managed Chromebook. Detailed instructions for logging into Clever can be found here: Clever - Logging in to Clever (Students)
Question: What applications are available through Clever?
Answer: A list of applciations available for students may be found once logging in directly to Clever. Applications are student specific.
Kami is an online document annotation and markup tool. You can highlight, underline, and strikethrough text in PDF and other document formats. You can also add text boxes, shapes, and images. The Kami extension for Chrome works with Google Drive and Google Classroom. With Kami, you can easily collaborate on documents in the classroom while avoiding the hassles of printing documents.
Home Learning with Kami and Google Classroom
Click here to view the document: Kami & Google Classroom for Students: Remote Learning
Other Kami Resources
How to Enable/Disable as the default file viewer
Kami YouTube Channel
PowerSchool Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is the parent/guardian side of Smithtown Central School District’s student information system, PowerSchool. It gives students, parents, guardians access to student information such as schedule, grades, attendance. It also is where updated contact information (phone/email/text) is entered. It is accessible on the district website by clicking the Parent Portal at the top of the page, or can be accessed directly through this link: Smithtown Parent Portal
Quick Start Guides (links also found on the Parent Portal Homepage):
Quick Start Guide - Elementary School
Quick Start Guide - Middle School/High School
Question: How do I create a new Parent Portal account?
Answer: Click here PowerSchool Parent Portal - Creating a new Parent Portal Account (Parent/Guardian)
Question: How can forgotten Parent Portal login information be retrieved?
Answer: Click here PowerSchool Parent Portal - Password Reset
Question: How can a Parent Portal username be changed?
Answer: Click here PowerSchool Parent Portal - Changing Your Username (Parent)
Question: How do I update my contact information for the school district so my school and teacher(s) have the most up to date information?
Answer: Please refer to the following Help Document to assist: Parent Portal - Updating Contact Information
Raz Kids is part of Learning A-Z's online reading/writing applications and is accessible by all SCSD K-5 students through Clever.
Question: Writing A-Z is not available on a tablet (iPad, iPhone, Android device, etc...)
Answer: Remove the RazKids app from the device to default to the web based version. The iPad version is being phased out for a web only version that supports the full suite of software. Access directly through Clever iOS/iPadOS app or Clever Website.
ST Math is an online math application that is accessible by all SCSD K-5 students through Clever on a Chromebook, Mac, or PC when logged in with the Smithtown CSD Google account.
Please refer to the following Help Document for accessing ST Math on an iPad or other tablet:
ST Math - Logging in on a Tablet (Parents/Guardians)