At SFA, technology is used strategically to enhance our academic programming. Faculty and staff members develop lessons that focus on innovation and collaboration to tailor learning opportunities to individual student needs. Students use a variety of devices to engage in research, communication, investigation, and presentation activities.
SFA is 1:1 with all students
- iPads for pre-kindergarten through 5th Grade
- Individual MacBook Air Laptops for All Students Grades 6th-8th
- Individual MacBook Air Laptops for all teachers
- Updated Wireless Infrastructure throughout the school
- School Management System (Schoology) to access assignments, calendar, grades, and communication grades PK – 8
- Securly - Web-based filtering system to monitor and protect students online. Parents, please click on the link below to view a short video on Securly and how you can help protect your student when they are online.
21st Century Campus Environment
St. Francis School employs technology throughout the campus as well to support the faculty and staff, improve communications among parents, and the entire SFA community. Some of our system-wide technology includes:
- AdministratorsPlus School Database System
- Emergency Notification System with AdministratorsPlus
- Campus-wide Security Cameras
- Perimeter Access Control
Digital citizenship is more than just online competence and safety. The International Standards for Technology Education (ISTE) state that students should be able to "recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical."
Digital citizenship is an important part of our technology program at SFA. Teaching students to use devices properly and access the internet safely is a major part of our commitment to guiding students on the path to Digital Citizenship. Along with the safety aspect, teachers and staff implement lessons and apply strategies to assist students with proper research strategies including vetting resources and proper citation of sources. Please click on the link below for additional information on ways to help keep your child safe and responsible online.
Some of our Resources
- WeatherBug Weather Station and Weather Camera
- 25 Robots and Related Programming Facilities for use by 5th - 8th grade Science Classes
- Android devices for coding in PLTW
Some of our Applications
CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATED TECHNOLOGY FORMS!
The 2020 -21 Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Parent Responsibility forms will be done 100% digitally.
Per Diocesan requirements, each student and parent/guardian is required to read and abide by the rules indicated in this Technology Acceptable Use Policy. Once you review the information, you will go to a link to fill out a form for your digital signature.