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Students and staff use technology everyday in the middle school. From the time someone enters our building to the conclusion of the day, technology is everywhere! Whether it is students conducting Internet research in the library or writing using Chromebooks in the classroom or creating presentations in the computer lab or creating music in the keyboarding lab or teachers using LCD projectors and SMARTBoards in the classroom, technology is an integral part of the Patton Middle School experience. Students and parents also utilize this technology at home when they visit the school website for the latest news, check on student progress using PowerSchool, access the Library's online resources, sign in to a Google Apps account, access an online textbook or follow school events on Hawks eNews, just to name a few examples.

Check out the district's Educational Technology web page for more information as well as Policy: 815 Acceptable Use of the Electronic Communications Systems.

Student Logins

Student Logins

One of the most important things you will need in order to login to the many resources here at Patton is your username and password as well as your Google e-mail address.

Your campus username is: your last name + first name initial + your graduation year (example, walshj22)
Check with your Advisory teacher or Mr Walsh or Mr Marshall if you do not know your password

Your Google e-mail address is your username@ucfsd.net (example, walshj22@ucfsd.net)

Use your username and password to login to:

  • Any school iMac
  • PowerSchool
  • Canvas

Use your e-mail address and password to login to:

  • Your Google account
  • A Chromebook or Chromebase
  • StudyIsland
  • Online textbooks
  • Links to all of the resources above are available on the left hand side of the Patton home page under "Student Resources"

If you are having any issues with logging in to any school resources, please see Mr. Walsh or Mr. Marshall.

Textbooks

Online Textbooks

Students can take advantage of an online version of their textbook in many Patton classes, including Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages. But not every class at Patton has an accompanying online textbook so students should check with their teacher.

For each textbook website, students have an account already created for them with the following login information:

Username: School email address
Password: ucf+student number

If students have any difficulties accessing an online textbook they should inform their teacher or see Mr. Walsh or Mr. Marshall for login help.

Chromebooks

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and Charles F. Patton Middle School are committed to preparing our students for a 21st century global society. To that end, after piloting a 1:1 Chromebook program for A Team 6th Graders in 2015-16, every student at Patton was issued a Chromebook beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

For more information, visit the Patton Chromebooks website found in the left hand side menu.

Canvas

Canvas

Canvas is UCFSD's Learning Management System or LMS. It’s an organizational framework for students to interact with teachers and courses, all in one

place. Students will be able to login to Canvas from the middle school website and see all their courses, assignments, announcements and a calendar. NOTE: PowerSchool will still be the place of record for all course grades.

Students use their campus login to access Canvas and should see Mr. Walsh or Mr. Marshall if they are having difficulties logging in.

Parents may also sign up for a Canvas "Observer" account. Parents (Observers) can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

To sign up for a Parent Account:

Visit the UCFSD Canvas page at ucfsd.instructure.com

At the top of the login box, locate "Click Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here For an Account"

You will need to provide your name, an email address as well as your child's username and password

Click Start Participating and follow the instructions.

For more help visit: community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2020

PowerSchool

PowerSchool

PowerSchool is the UCFSD student information system. Both students and parents/guardians have access into the system via the middle school website. Primarily, students will use PowerSchool to check class schedule and grades. In 8th grade they will also use PowerSchool to make 9th grade course selection.

Students use their campus login to access PowerSchool and should see Mr. Walsh or Mr. Marshall if they are having difficulties logging in.

Parents may also sign up for an account. Parents can use this account to also see their child's class schedule and grades as well as attendance reports. Parents can also schedule emailed grade notifications with this account.

To sign up for a Parent Account:

  1. Visit: https://ps.ucfsd.org
  2. Click CREATE ACCOUNT
  3. You will need your child's Access ID and Access Password to setup your account. If you do not have these, contact the middle school main office for assistance.

To add a child to your existing Parent Account:

  1. Visit: https://ps.ucfsd.org
  2. Once you are logged in to the Parent Portal, click on "Account Preferences" on the left hand side
  3. Click on the tab named "Students"
  4. Click on the blue button "Add"
  5. Enter your child's name, Access ID, Password, and Relationship to add him/her to your account.

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