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  • Brigham City, Utah 84302
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    To provide all community members learning opportunities which develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become contributing members of society; and do this by utilizing available resources and creating productive partnerships.

Superintendent's Corner

ACT Testing - What's It All About?

Ron Tolman

In the past few weeks several parents have asked about the ACT test that will be given to all 11th grade students very soon.  Many are wondering about the value of this test and why all students take the test.  In an effort to help all patrons and parents understand the ACT test, I would like to share some of the … Read more

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Box Elder School District does not discriminate against their students or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

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960 S. Main, Brigham City Utah 84302
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District News

Dual Language Immersion Application Deadline March 6 Feb 10, 2015

Energy Specialist Feb 27, 2015

Energy is one of the District’s most rapidly rising operating expenses. We have partnered with Cenergistic to assist us in reducing our consumption of energy, allowing us to invest those savings into more important priorities. Cenergistic is currently seeking a full-time Energy Specialist to lead the new energy conservation program at Box Elder School District. Learn more about this new position. Those interested in the position can apply at www.cenergistic.com/careers.

Kindergarten Roundup Feb 25, 2015

Every spring, we encourage parents to bring future kindergarteners to our roundup. This helps us plan our school staff needs and provides parents with needed information to help prepare for that important first year of school. View dates and more information.

Virus Protection on Home Computers/Devices Feb 18, 2015

Advisory - Protecting Your Home Computers/Devices from Viruses and Malware

Box Elder School District contracts with many of the major curriculum publishing companies to deliver digital curriculum, via the internet, to the students of the district. Note that these major vendors are used by schools across the nation.
 
These companies provide web portals for students to access online content. Sometimes the address (or url) to access these online portals can be fairly long. For example, 7th and 8th graders use an online math program entitled Digits. The address to access Digits is http://mymathuniverse.com/digitsSNP. In an attempt to be helpful, someone may utilize a url “shortener” that creates a shorter address for students and staff to remember. This shorter address is created on a third party website such as TinyUrl.com. For example, they may create a url like this one:  http:/tinyurl.com/digits. When the student clicks on this newly created url, the internet traffic is routed first to TinyUrl.com and then to the actual desired destination of http://mymathuniverse.com/digitsSNP.
 
This method of creating shorter urls, and redirecting students to actual urls, has proven to be risky. Recently we have discovered that virus and malware infections can occur via these redirects as described above.
 
What can you do to protect your personal computer devices?
 
1. Leading computer security experts, strongly recommend that families install and maintain current anti-virus and malware software to protect your home computers and other devices.
  • Unfortunately, due to the fact that we are a governmental agency, we cannot endorse specific products. However there are a number of products that are available on the market, some of which to a good job of protecting you at little or no cost to you.
  • For suggestions of products, you may want to contact local computer vendors/shops or ask friends and other family members what they use to protect their computers.
2. When accessing Digital Curriculum products provided by the school district, make certain you access the products via the district or school website. This will provide confidence that you will be guided directly to the desired content without being re-directed via other sites where you might be infected.
  • To access online curriculum via the district website, expand the student section on the main page and choose “Work Online” (see below), or bookmark the following url:    http://www.besd.net/WorkOnline/

                                 Students

                                           Work Online

                                            Student Grades

                                            Student Apps/Email

                                            Online Library

                                            Online Education Options

What you can do if you feel you might already be infected?

1. Download and install anti-virus and malware software and do full scans of all your hardware. ***Note: In many cases it is necessary to take your computer to a professional to ensure that it is fully free of all viruses and malware. Some of the infections are very resilient and challenging even for our professional staff that deal with these things on a regular basis.
  • Please note that Box Elder School District Employees cannot provide service to personal computers.

2015-2016 DISTRICT CALENDAR Feb 05, 2015

On Wednesday, January 14, the Board of Education approved the attached basic calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.  Recognizing the fact that some dates may change as the State Legislature makes their decisions on Professional Development days, etc., we wanted to post at least the framework within which we will be working.  Classified employees may want to reference the old format calendar for clarification on working days.

School Fees 2014-2015 Sep 23, 2014

Attached is the schedule for 2014-2015 School Fees as approved by the Board of Education.

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