CCSS Implementation Plans

CCSS Implementation Plans

Publication of Common Core State Standards Alignment Documents

The Michigan State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as Michigan’s K-12 content standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics in June 2010.  Documents detailing the alignment of the CCSS with Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) and High School Content Expectations (HSCE) in English Language Arts and Mathematics are now available.

Michigan Dept. of Education

Microsoft Office Discounts

Microsoft Office Staff and Student Discounts

Microsoft Office Staff and Student Discounts

Microsoft Office Professional Plus

Caro Community Schools Staff and Students are eligible to purchase Microsoft Professional Plus for $9.95. To see if you qualify, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Home Use Program
  2. Enter your school issued email address. (Program code is: 944DFCA460)
  3. Buy the software and download.

As of Nov. 1st, 2016, employees who are eligible* to buy Office for their personal devices through the HUP benefit will be allowed to purchase 1 copy of Office Professional Plus 2016 AND 1 copy of Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac. Previously, employees could purchase only one version of Office when using the HUP benefit, and can now purchase both. The purpose of this change is to increase the value of Software Assurance for Microsoft customers by allowing their employees the ability to work from multiple devices-leading to increased productivity and reduced help desk and training costs.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft is offering five free licenses to Caro Community Schools Staff and Students that can be used on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPad®. 1 TB of storage from OneDrive is included.

To sign up for your free copies, go to Microsoft Office 365 and enter your school issued email address. You will then receive an email with instructions on how to complete the sign up process.

How to View Teacher's Lesson Plans and Assignments

1. Go to Planbook

2. Click "Student View"
enter teacher's email address
3. Enter Teacher's Email Address in the "email address" box
enter teacher's email address
4. Enter Teacher's Last name in all lower case (ie. smith) in the "Student Key" box:
enter teacher's last name for student key

Michigan eLibrary Summer Resources

Student Wireless Device Setup

  • Connecting Personal Devices to the “Student” Wireless Network
  • Only students with a Microsoft Active Directory sign in can access the Student network
  • There is a limit of two (2) personal devices per student
  • Do not connect school owned devices to the Student Network
  • The certificate only lasts for 1 year, so you will need to do this again after 1 year for each device

Instructions for connecting Android or IOS devices to the Caro Community Schools Student Network

Please note that these instructions may vary slightly for different models.

Android Devices

 

  1. On the Android device, go to Apps then Settings and choose Wi-Fi.
  2. From the list of networks shown, choose Student-Provisioning.
  3. A window should open. If not, you will need to open the device’s web browser. You may need to refresh the page using the circular arrow in the upper right corner. If refreshing does not work, then enter neverssl.com in the address bar.
  4. If you get a message that your connection is not private, choose Advanced. Then choose to Proceed.
  5. Choose Connect at the first pop-up window.
  6. Choose Connect again at the “SSL Certificate not Trusted” message.
  7. A login screen should appear. Enter your Active Directory Username and Password. (How you sign on to lab computers)
  8. If asked to proceed with the download, choose OK.
  9. At the bottom of the next screen where it states “If you encounter any problems or would like to manually set up you wireless access click here”, click on the click here.
  10. Press on the box containing the Network Key and hold it for a second or two, then release (if the option is available choose Copy).
  11. Back out of that screen (close it).
  12. Go back to Wi-Fi settings and choose Student-Provisioning, then choose to Forget Network.
  13. Go back to the Wi-Fi settings page and choose the Student network.
  14. A window should open. If not, you will need to open the device’s web browser again.
  15. Press and hold in the password area for a second or two, then release and choose Paste.
  16. Press Connect. You should now be connected to the Student network.

Apple IOS Devices (Iphones and Ipads)

 

  1. On the Apple IOS device, go to Settings and choose Wi-Fi.
  2. From the list of networks shown, choose Student-Provisioning.
  3. A window should open. If it does not you will need to open Safari. You may need to refresh the page using the circular arrow in the upper right corner. If refreshing does not work, then enter neverssl.com in the address bar.
  4. When you see a message stating “Cannot Verify Server Identity”, choose Continue.
  5. A login screen should appear. Enter your Active Directory Username and Password. (How you sign on lab computers)
  6. If you see another message stating “Cannot Verify Server Identity”, choose Continue.
  7. At the next screen (Zero-IT Activation), choose Install.
  8. At the “Profile is not signed” message, choose Install.
  9. Choose Done.
  10. Back out of that window (close it).
  11. Go back to Wi-Fi settings and choose Student-Provisioning, then choose to Forget This Network.
  12. Go back to the Wi-Fi settings page and choose the Student network, if it did not already connect automatically.
  13. Your device should now be connected to the Student network.

Windows 7 Laptops

 

  • On the laptop, click on the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom right of the system tray.
  • Choose Student-Provisioning from the list of available networks, and choose to connect, making sure NOT to check the box to connect automatically.

Option 1 – Internet Explorer
 

  1. Open Internet Explorer and attempt to go to any webpage. You should arrive at a screen stating “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate”.
  2. Choose Continue to this website (not recommended).
  3. A login screen should appear. Enter your Active Directory Username and Password. (How you sign on lab computers)
  4. A box should appear at the bottom of the window, choose Run.
  5. If a box appears stating the publisher couldn’t be verified, choose Run.
  6. A box should appear stating that you successfully connected to the network.
  7. Your laptop should now be connected to the Students network.

Option 2 – Google Chrome
 

  1. Open Google Chrome and attempt to go to any webpage. You should arrive at a screen stating “Your connection is not private”. Click on Advanced.
  2. In the additional information shown towards the bottom of the window, click on Proceed to 172.16.1.250 (unsafe). If you do not see this option, try going to a non-https web page such as neverssl.com.
  3. A login screen should appear. Enter your Active Directory Username and Password. (How you sign on lab computers)
  4. If prompted with a message at the bottom of the window that this type of file can harm your computer, click Keep.
  5. At the bottom left corner of the window, click on the prov.exe box. Choose to Run at any windows that pop up.
  6. A box should appear stating that you successfully connected to the network.
  7. Your laptop should now be connected to the Student network

Windows 10 Laptops

 

  1. On the laptop, click on the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom right of the system tray.
  2. Choose Staff-Provisioning from the list of available networks, and choose to connect, making sure NOT to check the box to connect automatically.  Option 1 – Microsoft Edge
  3. Open Microsoft Edge and attempt to go to any webpage. You should arrive at a screen stating “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate”. If you instead get a page with the message that the website cannot be displayed, try going to neverssl.com. You may also have to refresh the page once.
  4. Choose Continue to this website (not recommended).
  5. A login screen should appear. Log in with your Active Directory credentials. (Your Computer login Username and Password)
  6. The next screen should have a box with information to set up the wireless network. At the bottom of the main box where is says “To download the auto activation script, click here”, click on it. (There may also be a bar at the bottom of the screen asking to save the password, you should choose No.)
  7. On the next screen there should be a bar at the bottom asking what you want to do, choose Save.
  8. After it saves there should be a different bar at the bottom, choose Run.
  9. If you get a screen that says “Windows SmartScreen can’t be reached right now”, choose Run.
  10. At the User Account Control box, choose Yes to allow it to run.
  11. A box should appear stating that you successfully connected to the network.
  12. Your laptop should now be connected to the Staff network.