Over the years, Allegheny Valley has led school districts across the state in the integration of technology. Students and staff alike have become adept at utilizing technology in their daily work environments. Through each different aspect, they have found a deeper insight into topics of study. The District has found that technology comes to the forefront only when it is integrated into curriculum as a tool; it should never replace the curriculum itself. As the District continues with its technology planning, it will make the best attempt possible to assess the needs of the students and the direction of technology in tomorrow's world.
For the 2012-2013 school year, technology upgrades will include:
- Two new mobile labs for Springdale Jr-Sr High School and two new mobile labs for Colfax Upper Elementary School.
- The District added wireless access to the Colfax Upper Elementary School.
- The District will add eight interactive white boards for students and teachers. These boards will be incorporated throughout the three buildings.
- New desktop computers were provided to all administrators and new laptops were given to special education teachers. These purchases are part of the District's rotation plan.
- A set of eight new iPads and a MAC server were purchased as part of a $20,000 STEAM grant for Colfax Upper Elementary School. Additional iPads were purchased for the Acmetonia Primary School to integrate with the new reading series.
- Springdale Jr-Sr High School will continue a pilot for the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program.
For additional information on the District's Technology Program, please contact:
eSchoolBook Parent Portal
The Allegheny Valley School District implemented its student management system through the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU). This system enables the District to use a student grading system called eSchoolBook, which will easily post grades, assignments, attendance, and other relevant student data on-line. In addition, this program will allow parents to have immediate access to this information.
The eSchoolBook program provides an opportunity for improved communication between parents, school administration, counselors, and teachers. A parent/guardian may review his or her child’s school assignments, upcoming events, grades, attendance, and course selections through a portal on the Internet.
Access to the portal is available from the site; Click HERE for the eSchoolBook website.
The Allegheny Valley School District has contracted Global Connect to provide an emergency phone system for our parents, staff, and community emergency personnel. The system will be used in the event of an emergency situation or change in regular procedure such as a delay or cancellation of school. The system is one of several that we explored to provide these services.
At the touch of a button, the District will now be able to contact all parties in a short period of time. The District will put out a message from an administrator and it will reach all numbers provided. We are asking that you complete the information below for our data base.
Please know that parents/staff can list up to six contacts – 5 phone numbers and one e-mail address – for this system. The numbers need to be placed in the priority that you would like to be notified. Depending on the type of message sent, the system will call until it reaches either a live voice or a message system. It is important that you realize that message can be sent prior to 6 a.m. in the event of a weather delay/cancellation.
For a copy of the Information Form for parents, click here .
The Allegheny Valley School District launched its DYNAmail program in the 2009-2010 school year. The program is a means for sending general information to subscribers. Once you subscribe to the service, electronic messages come to you via the email account information you provide. The District uses this resource as a supplement to provide additional information to parents, community members, and others interested in the Allegheny Valley School District.
In addition, you will notice that AVSD begins each subject line, so you will know that the email contains information about Allegheny Valley. Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and you will only receive information when the District has news for distribution. If you wish to unsubscribe from the DYNAmail program at any time, please click the link at the bottom of the email and follow the steps to unsubscribe.
Click HERE to sign up for DYNAmail.