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- How do I get my student’s username and password?
- I don’t know my student’s username or password. Where can I find this information?
- How do I add or update the email address the school has on file for me?
- My computer is remembering my oldest student’s login and I can’t get my younger student logged in.
- How do I use the barcode to login to Clever?
- I can log in to the app, but I cannot access the resources.
- Home Access "Request Password" for my student’s account is not working.
- My student’s username and password are not working.
- "Login with Active Directory" button brings me back to the login screen and never prompts me to login.
- Google Classroom code is not working.
You can log into your Home Access Center via your parent account to view the username and password for all of your students. If you are new to CCPS you will receive a Registration email soon after the school enrolls your student. Follow the steps in that email to create your account. If you don’t receive the email please reach out to your School Registrar. They have the ability to re-send the email to you.
You can find your student’s login information on the Registration page in Home Access Center. https://mystudent.carrollk12.org/homeaccess
Your Home Access Center username (i.e. for the parent or guardian) is the email address you provided to the school on your student’s emergency card. You can Request/Forgot Password if you haven’t logged in before or have forgotten your password.
This is referred to as a Clever ‘Badge’. In order to login with the badge, you need a webcam setup on your computer.
• Go to https://clever.com/in/carrollk12
• Click the Clever Badge Log In icon.
• Click 'Allow' in the browser prompt to give Clever access to their camera.
• The webcam will activate, so the student can hold their badge up to the camera. Once the sensors recognize the code, the screen border will flash green.
• Students will then be redirected to their Clever Portal.
Please make sure you are including the @star.carrollk12.org suffix AFTER their username.
If using Clever, be sure to click 'Login with Active Directory.'
Then enter the username you provided (including the @star.carrollk12.org)
When prompted, enter the password
Below are direct links to some of the most frequently used apps.
• Clever - https://clever.com/in/carrollk12
• Google Classroom - https://classroom.google.com
• Discovery Ed - https://carrollk12.discoveryeducation.com/
• Office 365/Email - https://login.microsoftonline.com/?whr=carrollk12.org
As mandated by the Maryland State Department of Education, all graduating seniors must earn a minimum of 75 service-learning hours in order to receive a Maryland Diploma. Please see the Carroll County Service-Learning Guidelines for complete information.
- Reflection Form
- Outdoor School Reflection Form
The Carroll County Student Government Association comprises student representatives from each middle and high school who meet on a monthly basis to develop leadership skills, discuss topics related to their education, and to network and share ideas.
What Parents Can Expect at the ER
Taking your child to the emergency room for a psychiatric emergency can be a frightening experience not just for your child, but for you as well. This article from the Child Mind Institute reminds parents that taking this step is the brave thing to do. It covers what to expect during the experience, as well as how to best advocate for your child.
Keeping Students Engaged During Virtual Learning, Asynchronous & Hybrid Instruction
Keeping students engaged during virtual learning, asynchronous, and hybrid instruction has been a challenge for many parents. These two presentations have helpful tips for keeping your child engaged while learning in front of a screen; whether that be in part or in full.
Parent Support: Managing Student Behavior at Home
Parent Support: Keeping Your Child Engaged During Virtual Learning
This presentation was created by School Psychologist, Andi O’Connell and School Counselor, Gwen Furano and is geared towards supporting elementary students.Supporting your middle and high school virtual learner
Supporting Your Middle and High School Virtual Learner
This presentation was created by School Psychologists, Gabrielle Glorioso-Black and Kristi Fostik-Peters, and is geared towards our secondary students.
If your child is struggling emotionally and especially if those struggles have progressed to thoughts about suicide, please seek help. You can contact your child’s school counselor about supports available through school as well as community resources. You can also access crisis support through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Crisis Text line, and Carroll County Mobile Crisis.
- Wraparound Resources
- Routine, Structure, & Behavior
- Wellness & Social Emotional Learning Activities
- Coronavirus Related Resources
School-Based Mental and Behavioral Health Support
All CCPS students have access to school-based mental and behavioral health supports. Every comprehensive school has at least one school counselor. The school counselor at your child's school should be the first person to contact if you have questions and/or concerns related to mental wellness or behavior. Every school also has a school psychologist assigned. Each elementary school has a Behavior Support Specialist (BSS) assigned as well. Alternative and special programs also have mental health therapists and Alternative Program Intervention Specialists (APIS). Your school counselor can connect you to the correct school-based mental health or behavioral support provider who can best assist you, in addition to connecting you with community providers.
Carroll County Community Resources
This includes resources for families to access related to mental health, substance use, childcare services, financial education, health services, housing and home energy assistance, legal aid, recreation programs and camps, transportation, and tutoring.
*The links within this resource are not maintained by Carroll County Public Schools. They are derived from community partners of Carroll County Public Schools including: Carroll County Government, Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, Carroll County Health Department, Carroll County Human Services Program, Carroll County Education Association, and Carroll County Literacy Council.
Create a Daily Home Schedule While Kids Are Engaged in Distance Learning
This page from 24/7 Moms covers the importance of setting a schedule for the day including: wake time, school time, chores, screen time, meal times, play time, family time, and bedtime.
Good Night’s Sleep Checklist for Children and Teens
A lot of children, teens, and adults struggle with sleep. Feeling tired can contribute to issues with focus, concentration, irritability and emotional regulation. This Psychology Today article includes a checklist for a good night's sleep including things such as a sleep conducive environment, emotional connection, screen time ending at least an hour before bed, a consistent bedtime routine, and intentions for the next day.
The Power of Positive Attention: How to use it (instead of negative attention) to change behavior
Article from the Child Mind Institute about providing positive attention to children for the behaviors we want to see instead of just correcting the behaviors we do not want to see.
CCPS students have access to the Clever Portal, which contains a repertoire of digital resources for students (including Brain Pop).
SEL topics on Brain Pop related to Health and SEL include conflict resolution, bullying, courage and perseverance, emotions, meditation, and mental health.
Students can click this link, https://clever.com/, to navigate to Clever and login.
Use your Student Email to log in. CCPSLogin@star.carrollk12.org
If your child is having difficulties logging in to Discovery Ed or Clever, please make sure you are entering the student username with @star.carrollk12.org appended to the end. The student username is typically formatted with three letters and four random numbers. Therefore, if the student username is XYZ1234, you will want to type in XYZ1234@star.carrollk12.org as the username.
If you still are having issues accessing these resources, please complete the CCPS Family Support Web Form and someone will assist you via email.
How to talk to your child about the Coronavirus
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Resources for parents on how to talk to your child about COVID-19. Resources are available in English and Spanish.
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
Document with tips for parents when talking to their children about COVID-19.Talking with Children About Disease Outbreaks
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Advice from the CDC on how parents can talk with their children about the virus.CDC: Families & Children
Disaster Distress Helpline
Some people may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or substance use during this global pandemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/ 7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
This notice describes the personal information we provide to Google for these accounts and how Google collects, uses, and discloses personal information from students in connection with these accounts.
|Using their CCPS Google Workspace for Education accounts, students are able to access and use the following Core Services offered by Google (outlined at https://workspace.google.com/terms/user_features.html): |
|Google Bookmarks||Access your bookmarks on any computer.||Terms||Help|
|Google Books||Search the full text of books.||Terms||Help|
|Google Earth||Explore the world, right in your browser.||Terms||Help|
|Google Maps||View maps and directions.||Terms||Help|
|Google Public Data||Explore with the Google Public Data Explorer to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages.||Terms||Help|
|Google Scholar||A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature||Terms||Help|
|Google Takeout||Back up and download the data in your Google Account.||Terms||Help|
|Science Journal||Conduct fun, hands-on science experiments using phones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Learn more||Terms||Help|
|Tour Creator||Create and publish virtual-reality tours.||Terms||Help|
- What personal information does Google collect?
- How does Google use this information?
- Does Google use student personal information for users in K-12 schools to target advertising?
- Can my child share information with others using the Google Workspace for Education account?
- Will Google disclose my child's personal information?
- What if I have more questions or would like to read further?
When creating a student account, Carroll County Public Schools may provide Google with certain personal information about the student, including, for example, a name. When a student uses Google services, Google also collects information based on the use of those services. This includes:
1. Device information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number
2. Log information, including details of how a user used Google services, device event information, and the user's Internet protocol (IP) address
3. Location information, as determined by various technologies including IP address, GPS, and other sensors
4. Unique application numbers, such as application version number
5. Cookies or similar technologies which are used to collect and store information about a browser or device, such as preferred language and other settings.
In Google Workspace for Education Core Services, Google uses student personal information to provide, maintain, and protect the services. Google does not serve ads in the Core Services or use personal information collected in the Core Services for advertising purposes.
In Google Additional Services, Google uses the information collected from all Additional Services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Google and its users. Google may also use this information to offer tailored content, such as more relevant search results. Google may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Google services.
No. For Google Workspace for Education users in primary and secondary (K-12) schools, Google does not use any user personal information (or any information associated with a Google Workspace for Education Account) to target ads, whether in Core Services or in other Additional Services accessed while using a Google Workspace for Education account.
Google will not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Google unless one of the following circumstances applies:
1. With parental or guardian consent. Google will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google when it has parents' consent (for users below the age of consent), which may be obtained through Google Workspace for Education schools.
2. With Carroll County Public Schools Google Workspace for Education accounts, because they are school-managed accounts, give administrators access to information stored in them.
3. For external processing. Google may provide personal information to affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for Google, based on Google's instructions and in compliance with the Google Workspace for Education privacy notice and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
4. For legal reasons. Google will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google if it has a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
1. meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
2. enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
3. detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
4. protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, Google users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Google also shares non-personal information -- such as trends about the use of its services -- publicly and with its partners.
The Core Google Workspace for Education services is provided to us under Google's Apps for Education agreement.
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