Technology Department

VISION
In the West Irondequoit Central School District, technology is leveraged as an effective tool to meet and exceed clearly defined instructional outcomes as well as to foster a productive learning environment.

GOALS
  • Provide students with vetted and aligned technology tools and resources that support purposeful, equitable access to learning opportunities which:
    • facilitate student ownership, independence, and resilience
    • prepare safe, responsible, 21st-century citizens
    • address real-world problem-solving skills with innovation
    • promote creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking
  • Provide faculty with the resources and training needed to support collaborative student-centered learning environments with high-quality instruction for every student.
  • Implement, maintain, and optimize the systems, processes and infrastructure that effectively and efficiently support and promote the goals and health of the district.
CONTACT
Dan FullertonDan Fullerton
K-12 Director of Technology
(585) 939-7384‬







INTERNET ACCESS FOR STUDENTS

Irondequoit Public Library has mobile hotspots available to lend out to families who need them.  Please see our Student Support and Frequently Asked Questions page for details.

Additionally, West Irondequoit Central School District has outside access available for students from building parking lots.  Areas with strong signal strength include the parking lot to the south of Rogers/Southlawn, Irondequoit High School's southwest (teacher) parking lot / loading dock area, Listwood School's north parking lot, and Iroquois Middle School's west entrance (teacher) parking lot near the 4th grade wing.

WiFi Access Map



OPTIONAL LAPTOP PROTECTION PLAN

Parents of students who take their devices home are strongly encouraged to enroll each year in the district's optional laptop protection program to mitigate the cost of potential accidental damage charges.  Plan details and a link to the online enrollment page are available here: WICSD Laptop Protection Plan 2021-22.


STUDENT 1:1 DEVICE PLANS

Where possible, students will keep their laptops over the summer, giving them continued access to educational and enrichment materials (such as online books) while school is out of session.  The exception will be students exiting kindergarten, grade 4, grade 8, and grade 12 (graduating seniors), who will turn in their devices at the end of the academic year.  As these students enter grades 1, 5, and 9 in the fall, they will receive new devices, which will remain in their care for the next four years.  The turned-in devices will be reconditioned over the summer for use by our kindergartners and used as short-term "loaner" devices in our schools.

We plan to replace the laptops of current second and fourth graders with new laptops during the year once replacement devices are received from our supplier.


ADDITIONAL LAPTOP CHARGERS

The district supplies a single device charger with each deployed device, which we recommend accompany the device at all times.  We frequently receive questions from families interested in purchasing an additional charger to leave at home for convenience.  Though the technology department does not sell these chargers, they are available from external retailers.  Information on personal purchase of additional chargers is available on our Laptop Charger information page.


TECHNICAL SUPPORT

IT support for technical issues is available through our help site at http://wicsd.tech, or by emailing our Helpdesk: help@westiron.monroe.edu.  The helpdesk is staffed from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Please provide as much detail as possible, including contact information.
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