Username and Password
Student Username = walshj27 ((last+initial+grad year)
Student Email Address = firstname.lastname@example.org
PowerSchool and Canvas are the only systems that students use just their username to login
For all other systems, students use their full school email address to login
Students should use the Clever Portal when possible to simplify the login process.
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Check announcements for each class daily especially at the beginning of the week. Announcements are used to communicate the week's lessons and assignments.
- Take a look for any assignment that is highlighted pink to indicate it is missing or has a zero.
- Did you know that teachers can leave important feedback and comments about assignments students are submitting in Canvas? Look for the Recent Feedback section on the right hand side of your Dashboard as well as each course. Learn more about where else to find comments and feedback!
Check your notifications settings, they can become overwhelming. BUT two to consider leaving on: Submission Comment and Conversation Message. This is a good way to know when teachers are commenting and reaching out about submitted assignments.If you are having problems managing Canvas notifications, click here for directions for both students and parents.
Check your Canvas Inbox
The Canvas Inbox is “a messaging tool used to communicate with a course, a group, an individual student, or a group of students.” You may have messages in there you didn’t even know you had! You can find your your inbox on the left side menu of Canvas underneath the calendar icon.
Parents - Make sure you have a Canvas Parent account to observe your child's classes. Directions for creating an account can be found here. You can observe using either the website or the Canvas Parent app.
Canvas Account Help for Parents
PowerSchool is the UCFSD student information system. Both students and parents/guardians have access into the system to check grades and their schedule via the login on the middle school website.
PowerSchool Parent Account
Parents may sign up for a PowerSchool account. You can find more information here:
Please check the individual Canvas pages for the Zoom Classroom link. Students do not need a Zoom account - they simply click and follow the prompts. Parents should not contact teachers using this Zoom Classroom link. Please contact your child's teacher via email.
Tips for Best Zoom Performance
Use the best Internet connection you can. Be as close to your wifi router as possible with a strong signal. If you can, use a wired connection to the router for the best performance.
Mute your microphone when you're not speaking. Mute your microphone when you do not need it, and you will allow Zoom use your Internet connection more effectively.
Stop your webcam video when you don't need it. If your teacher is okay with you doing so, start your video only when you need to show yourself on webcam, and stop your video when it isn't needed.
Close other, unneeded applications on your computer. Closing other applications, ones you do not need during the session, will help Zoom run better.
Avoid other activities that will steal bandwidth. Don't start other bandwidth-intensive activities just before, or during, a Zoom meeting.
Communicate with your teacher if you are having trouble connecting to the Zoom meeting.
A Chromebook reset, known as a powerwash, can often solve issues with the camera, audio and general Zoom issues. You can follow these directions to do a powerwash of your Chromebook.
Reach out to Mr. Walsh or the Help Desk if you continue to have trouble.
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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 just to name a few examples.
Let's Start With Your Chromebook!
To login to your Chromebook you will use your school Gmail address and password. You should know this from last year. If you are a new student this year, you should have revived a letter with your password.
EMail address: email@example.com
Password: ucf###### (ucf+student number)
You will be able to access many websites by using our Patton Clever Portal.
- PowerSchool (or log in directly with username/password)
- Canvas (or log in directly with username/password)
- Get More Math
- McGraw Hill Textbook
- Holt McDougal Textbook (Log in With Google)
- Adobe Spark (Log in With Google)
Go to the Patton Clever Portal and choose Log in with Google to get started.
For some websites, you will not be able to use Clever and have to log into the website directly.
- Click the Log in With Google button (if there is one)
- Use Your School Gmail Address
- Your School Username and password:
- Username: walshj27 , Password: ucf###### (ucf+student number)
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.
To access the textbook websites, visit the Patton Clever Portal to log in.
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If students have any difficulties accessing an online textbook they should inform their teacher or see Mr. Walsh or Mr. Marshall for login help.
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.
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 or Clever to access Canvas and should see Mr. Walsh or Mr. Marshall if they are having difficulties logging in.
Parent Observer Account
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 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 or Clever 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:
- Visit: https://ucfsd.powerschool.com/public
- Click CREATE ACCOUNT
- 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:
- Visit: https://ucfsd.powerschool.com/public
- Once you are logged in to the Parent Portal, click on "Account Preferences" on the left hand side
- Click on the tab named "Students"
- Click on the blue button "Add"
- Enter your child's name, Access ID, Password, and Relationship to add him/her to your account.