Welcome to the Education Technology Help Desk
The OET Help Desk is the central point of contact where employees can report information technology problems to our prompt, knowledgeable and courteous technical support team.
Contact us by telephone, via email, or through our self-servicing portal.
Q & A
Students have access to many of the Google Apps such as Gmail, Hangouts and Google Drive. The use of their district Google account allows them to
collaboratively work on class assignments, communicate with teachers and produce high-level projects and research. All written communication is
archived as part of the GSuite system.
To provide students with access to current technology applications and free tools designed for collaboration with other students and teachers
To give students the ability to work on their documents both in school and at home - anytime and anywhere from any Internet-connected device
To help students work collaboratively, engage in peer-editing of documents, and publish for a wider audience within VWSD
To facilitate the “paperless” transfer of work between students and teachers
An Internet filter is in place for Vicksburg Warren School District. This filter is a critical component of the WWSD network as well as Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliant since it allows valuable online Internet access while restricting access to specific unwanted material in the following categories:
- Illegal Drugs
- Online Merchandising
- Hate Speech
- Criminal Skills
- Alternative Journals
- Other Undesirable Materials
This filter is updated on a daily basis in order to restrict access to the above items. Filtering is not a 100% foolproof way of limiting access to appropriate sites. Inappropriate sites are added to the Internet daily. All inappropriate hits are logged along with the date/time and the IP address of the workstation making the request. Attempts to bypass the school Internet filters is in violation of this acceptable use policy and will be subject to disciplinary action that may include denial of access to technology, detention, suspension, expulsion, termination of employment or other remedies applicable under the school disciplinary policy, and state or federal law.
The OET department looked at various options for the format of the student login, including the current practices of districts across the country. It was
collectively decided the student ID would be the best choice for a number of reasons:
The student ID is unique to each student
Students already use this student ID for other services such as library checkouts and lunch purchases
Office of Education Technology * Vicksburg Warren School District * 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, MS 39180/ Maintenance Warehouse Office T1
Charles Wade Grant, Education Technology Director
Office Hours: 8-4 Monday-Friday * Phone: 601-619-4707
Need computer help, contact our OET Helpdesk – 601-619-4707 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org