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Quick Guide to Systems

Student Presentation
COMPUTER USE AT SCHOOL - Presentation for Students
The following presentations provide an overview of the items listed in the Technology Use Agreement for parents and students. 

Infinite Campus is a district-wide application used throughout all schools in Douglas County School District. You can view your student's assignments, grades, class schedule, attendance, and more. 5th grade students and above are taught how to log in to Infinite Campus to check assignments and grades. 

Trouble logging in to IC
If you have Infinite Campus saved as a bookmark and now it is no longer working, try go type in this url instead: That should take you to the correct link and you can login as you normally do. 


  1. Go to
  2. Enter the following:
    • Username: this is the first part of their AVA email (before the It is usually lastname+first initial+middle initial. Some students may have a number (if there are more than one smithma in the district, they assign a number as well).  
    • Password: the password follows the same format as the one students use at AVA. However, they have to enter Dcsd+student number. So instead of entering Ava191555 they would enter Dcsd191555, for example. 


Go to the app store for your device and search for the Infinite Campus Parent app.
Parent Portal
  1. Once the app has been downloaded, the parent will need to enter the District ID. The District ID for DCSD is QKKYJL
  2. Log in with the username and password created when setting up your Parent Portal account the first time a student was enrolled in a DCSD school. If you do not know your username or password, click here. There are links to retrieve your username and password. If you still need help, please call the office. 


It is STRONGLY recommended that you log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and check your notification settings. 
To review and modify your Contact Preferences, visit the Campus Portal on the web (not via the Campus Portal mobile app), log into your parent account, and click on the Contact Preferences option in the left hand column.

You can directly modify the email addresses on file; for phone number changes, please contact the front office and ask to speak with the registrar to have those changes made.

Select the types of communications you wish to receive on each communication method. We highly recommend initially selecting all options available for communications; if you feel there is an excess of communication to any of the selected options, you can always deselect them later.
Aspen View Academy provides students accounts to Google Workspace for Education. Google includes a suite of web-based programs providing email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, research, and collaboration tools for all AVA students and teachers. The effective use of these tools helps prepare and engage our 21st century learners. Google Workspace is a cloud-based suite, which means it is available at school and at home via the web.


Parents are able to access their students' Google Workspace for Education account at any time. Aspen View uses the same naming convention as DCSD: lastname, first initial, middle [email protected]. If you are unsure of your student's username, you can look in Infinite Campus and use the first part of the students' listed DCSD email and add on the Middle School student passwords are always Ava+Student number. Elementary passwords vary by grade.


If you need help accessing your students' account, please email [email protected]

G Suite for Education FAQ
Who will receive a G Suite account?
All Staff Members and Students. Before anyone is given access a G Suite account, the Student Technology Use Policy must be understood signed by both parents and students. 
Does AVA's G Suite program comply with Google's stated age restrictions?
Students under age 13 ordinarily need parent permission to have email accounts, as stated in Google's privacy policy. However since the G Suite tools that we are using are a secure environment monitored and controlled by AVA, COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) allows the school to act as the parents'/guardians' agent and approve the accounts on their behalf. 
How is my student kept safe online?
Even though a strict content filter is in place while students are in school (when students are on school-owned devices all the time), there is always a chance students could be exposed to inappropriate content. School staff will monitor students’ use of Apps when students are at school. Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s use of Apps when accessing programs from home. Students are responsible for their own behavior at all times and their strict adherence to DCSD’s Code of Conduct is expected.
  1. At the login screen, enter your AVA Account Username (you do not need to enter your complete email address as the computer automatically fills in the part. Click Next.
  2. Enter your AVA Account password. Click Next. 
NOTE: Your AVA Username follows the same naming convention as DCSD. Lastname+Firstname+MiddleInitial. Some students may have a number as well if there are multiple students with the same username. This username stays with the student as long as he/she is enrolled in a DCSD school. 
For grades 3-8, the AVA Password is Ava+student number. The student number is also called a lunch number. This number is assigned by DCSD and stays with the student the entire time he/she is enrolled in a DCSD school. 
Aspen View Academy uses GoGuardian to filter students at school and on all school-owned student devices.
All website traffic on the network, including both wired and wireless access, passes through this enterprise-level content filtering system. The content filter uses both a centralized database of websites maintained by the vendor and a locally-managed blocked site list. The vendor database covers millions of sites and is updated in real-time; sites are typically categorized and blocked/allowed based on how the filter's automatic algorithms detect the content of a site. In addition, when questionable web content is accessed and reported to IT staff, IT Staff review the content and add to the blocked list if needed. 
In addition, our filter enforces Google search engine traffic to use Safe Search functionality, including image searching. Browser visits to search engines on the network have the search engine preference for safe-searching defaulted to ON. This allows an extra layer of enforcement to prevent adult and explicit content from being searched on these search engines. When questionable content is encountered (which does occasionally occur due to the challenges of filtering and automatic identification of images), our expectation is that a teachable moment has occurred during which an educator can express the importance of reporting inappropriate content encounters.
As no web filter is 100% accurate, we rely on the responsiveness of our staff and students to report access to questionable content, as well as adherence to the expectations set forth in the Student Technology Policy and the Parent Student Handbook. .
Please report any questionable content to AVA school IT Staff at [email protected]. You may also report the URL to Google to update their SafeSearch filters. 
Aspen View Academy uses GoGuardian for web filtering of students. As a parent, you have access to the GoGuardian Parent app, which provides you with insight into your students' online activity when on school-owned devices.
The GoGuardian Parent app provides an overview of your children's online activity on school-managed devices and accounts - this overview includes the apps, extensions, documents, and websites your student visited. 
What is included in this app:
  • Top 5 overview of your student's online activity
  • Any teacher interventions related to your student's online activity (5th-8th grade only)
  • 30-day overview of your student's online activity
To access the app, please follow the below instructions:
1. Download the app
              1.    Download via Apple Store
              2.    Download via Google Play Store
2. After the app is successfully downloaded and installed, open it up and enter the parent email address registered in Infinite Campus. Note: If you forgot your registered email address, please reach out to [email protected]
3. Login/Check Email: Check your email on your phone for a link to log in to the app. Tap the "Verify your email", and it will take you straight to the app. Note: If you don't have access to your email through the device you used to log in, tap on "Login with verification code", and copy and paste the verification code from the email into the app.
That's it! You will now be able to see and monitor your students' internet  use on school devices. 
What is Social Media and Networking?
Social networking is a global revolution, enabling billions of people worldwide to stay in touch with their friends, share experiences, photographs, and exchange content. In many ways, it has replaced the telephone and email. For many users, it has become a way of life.
Ready for Social Media?
Want to stay in touch with your friends online? You probably know there are lots of social networking websites and mobile apps that people use to chat, comment, share pictures, and game with their friends. You probably also know that for most of these sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you need to be at least 13 years old to sign up. For some, like Whatsapp, you need to be even older. If you 're under 13 you shouldn't be using them - you'll be breaking their rules and could be putting yourself at risk.
There are lots of reasons why these sites can be unsafe for young people, even those over 13, so it's essential that you don't use them until you know how to do so safely. Remember - there's no rush to start social networking, and there are plenty of other ways to stay in touch with your friends, chat, and game until you're ready to use them safely. If you're already using social networks, make sure you know what the risks are and what you can do to be safer.
Posting Pictures and Videos
Years ago most people only took a camera on special occasions like parties or holidays. Now we carry cameras all the time - on our phones. You can take some snaps or shoot video anywhere and share them online in no time. Photos and videos can be a great way to show your friends what you're up to.
But remember, it can be really hard, sometimes impossible, to delete pictures or videos from the internet or other people's mobiles. Once you've shared something online or on your mobile you've lost control of it - it can be copied, shared, and even edited.
If you send an embarrassing picture or video to a friend, it could end up anywhere. If you post it online anyone could see it, including your parents, teachers, or future employers. Remember - it's never too late to get help if you've shared something you regret. You can report photos and videos to the websites they are on or seek help from an adult you trust.
What's wrong with this picture?
Sharing pictures and videos can be a great way of telling your story but always think before you share. Want to post that funny photo? Ask yourself these five questions first:

1. Do I have permission?
If you've taken a picture or video of your friends or family have you got their permission to post it online? Could it upset or embarrass them? If you were them, would you want it shared? If you think the answer might be no, then go and ask them or don't post it at all.

2. Would I put it on a billboard?
Would you be happy for the picture to be put on a  billboard so anyone - including your mom, dad, or teacher - could see it? If the answer is no, then don't post it.

3. Who am I sharing with?
Are you sending it to a friend, someone you met online or posting it for everyone to see? Remember, if you've only met someone online they might not be who they say they are. They could copy, edit, or share your picture with anyone.

4. What do I look like?
Photos and videos are a great way of sharing what you're up to with your friends but, remember, anything you post online could be there forever. We all do silly things sometimes, but if we capture them on camera, they can affect the way people think about us in the future. If you're not sure, they paint a positive picture of you (or your friends) then think twice before posting.

5. I did not want to see that.
Anyone can post videos, pictures, or ideas on social networks - nice or nasty. That means you might see things you wish you hadn't. 

Lost Control of a Picture or Video?
It's easy to share more than you meant to but remember it's never too late to take control. You can either take down the photo yourself or ask whomever posted it to take down the photo. If it's been posted on a website like Facebook or YouTube you can make a report to the site to ask them to take it down. Most sites have rules to stop people from posting embarrassing or hurtful pictures. 

If someone is threatening to share a picture or video of you that you don't want other people to see, talk to an adult you trust or report to the police. Whatever may happen, the police will understand. You won't be in trouble.
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