Technology Home & FAQ

Welcome to the Pleasant Ridge School District technology pages! To the right (or down below if you are on a mobile device) is a list of pages that you may find helpful. Technology staff will be updating these pages periodically to try and ensure accuracy. Speaking of technology staff, here they are:
Carrie Boyes
Computer Tech
Alta Sierra and Arete Charter Academy
Vivian McKnight
Computer Tech and Multimedia Productions teacher
Cottage Hill and Magnolia Intermediate
Robert Thompson
Director of Technology
Below are a handful answers to our frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Why yes! You will note a plethora of tutorials on the Google matrix that is linked in the side menu (here is a direct link). And each non-Google app -- and there are many -- usually has a help link baked right into it. For example, in GoMath there is a small "Help" link right next to the "Log out" link, which is toward the upper right corner of the initial start page.
GoGuardian Admin is one of our Internet filters. It is Google account-based (i.e. its policies are applied whenever students sign into their school Google account) and is used to help keep students safe and on task when they are on a school device. If your student encounters a screen that says "Restricted by your school IT administrator" -- that is GoGuardian doing its job! For more information, please see our GoGuardian pages.
For families in need of Internet connectivity for educational purposes, below is the procedure for potentially receiving a hotspot.
  1. If families have the ability to get connectivity at their house, then they need to use that option first
  2. Those that do not have the ability to get connectivity need to have adequate cell service via T-Mobile where they live
  3. Those that qualify (from the above) will be on a list, and we will provide a hotspot if we can procure one