Building Technology

Important Information Regarding Student Laptop Filtering At Home

While laptop filtering at home should work in most cases, it may not work as desired in all cases.  This is due to certain Internet Providers and their network configurations/restrictions.  As of 11/20/2017, the following is known:

Working: 

Comcast, CenturyLink, TDS, Verizon Wireless, Spring Wireless

Not Working: 

AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile Wireless, Cricket Wireless, HughesNet Satellite Internet

Not Confirmed: 

Exede Broadband, Rise Broadband

  • Keep in mind, when visiting a business that provides WiFi, they may use the above Internet Providers (or any other) so the experience may be impacted. 
  • Those using providers confirmed as not working would have limited Internet access and would be restricted to only websites ending in psdschools.org. (i.e. Blackboard, PSD website).

How to install self-service district applications  
 

(Please note: copy and past the address of the self service portal into Internet Explorer if your default browser is Google Chrome.)

How to fix the sound on senior computers.     Sound Fix

Check back often for announcements, updates, and information related to technology at Fossil Ridge.

Technology @ Fossil Ridge

Our generous Fort Collins community approved an ongoing mill levy proposal to purchase and distribute laptop technology to each incoming 9th grade student at Fossil Ridge High School. That means every one of our students has an individual computer over the four-year journey to use for online activities, research, writing across the content and to connect with staff and peers in a digital environment.

Technology Support Staff

We have two dedicated staff that work with all of our students and staff to support the one-to-one technology. Students who need assistance with their technology should visit the technology office located within our Research / Media Center. Our site technology staff are available throughout the day to troubleshoot general issues. For specific issues with technology, students should schedule a time with our site technology support staff for a one-on-one consultation. 

Our site technology manager is Mr. Mike Nichols. Mr. Nichols maintains our building servers, installs and updates all computer software, and manages the many thousands of technology devices within our school.  If parents have questions or concerns regarding their student's technology, please contact Mr. Nichols via email [miken@psdschools.org]. Please include your specific concern within the title of the message. Our assistant site technology support is Mr. Joel Russell. He is available throughout the day to help students and staff across the school with technology. Mr. Paraan can be reached via email [jrussell@psdschool.org].

Technology Video Tutorials

With such a proliferation of technology within our school, the need for assistance can at times be overwhelming. We want our students to learn important skills related to the use of their personal one-to-one technology. The more students understand how the technology and software works, the better able they are to solve many of their own problems. Below is a growing series of video technology tutorials designed to walk the end user step-by-step through common issues or problems and provide helpful tips for resolving these issues or problems. Before visiting the technology office for assistance, please watch the video tutorials. If there is an issue or problem that can be easily addressed with a video tutorial not currently provided, please send Mr. Russell an email suggesting the creation of an additional video tutorial.

PSD Parent Laptop Video

PSD Student Laptop Video

PSD Parent Laptop Video (Spanish)

(Coming Soon)

(Coming Soon)

(Coming Soon)

Useful Technology Links and Online Resources

  ISTE Standards (Students)

  ISTE Standards (Teachers)

Technology Rules and Expectations @ Fossil Ridge

Student's use and access to technology at Fossil Ridge High School is very important to daily learning and mastering crucial 21st century skills. However, this use and access is also a privilege that students should respect. Use of district technology and access to the district network aligns with established district policies outlined in the PSD Student Code of Conduct. Violation of outlined expectations and district policies will result in the possible loss and/or immediate restriction of the student's use of PSD allocated laptop technology and network access at school. Violation of outlined expectations and district policies will be addressed by and result in appropriate consequences from our Deans of Students and our Site Technology Manager.