The following list represents the various accounts students and staff are using:
 
Our district's Student Information Management System, including Grade Book and Report Cards. Every student, parent, and staff member has access to the Aspen portal. Contact: Lynne McWilliams at lmcwilliams@duxbury.k12.ma.us for help with Aspen. 
 
Every staff member, as well as students in grades 6 through 12, has an Active Directory user name and password.  This account allows users to login to school computers and access other network resources that maybe available.  In general, a student's user name is their given first and last names, together with no spaces, all lower case.  The preferred method for logging in is to use the school-issued email address as the user name. Passwords for Active Directory must be changed at school. Contact: Dave Hagan in the Technology Office, dhagan@duxbury.k12.ma.us, for help with Active Directory.
 
Every student in grades 6 through 12 has an Academic Merit account.  This account is an assessment and instructional tool.  User names and passwords are managed by Ms. Sarah McGuire  (Social Studies Supervisor) and Mrs. Karen Baynes (English Supervisor).  The technology department does not reset passwords for Academic Merit.
 
Every staff member, as well as students in grade 6 through 12, has a school-issued Google account.  This account is for the use of Google's cloud-based productivity applications known as Google Drive for word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets, as well as YouTube.  The user name is the student or staff member's email address.  Google Apps is linked to Active Directory, therefore, if a student or staff member is having a password issue with their Google account, they should reset their Active Directory password while at school. Contact: Dave Hagan, dhagan@duxbury.k12.ma.us.

Every staff member, as well as students in grade 6 through 12, has a school-issued Office 365 account.  This account allows students and staff to use Microsoft's cloud-based Office suite (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel) as well as One Drive for cloud storage.  The user name is the student or staff member's email address. The password is the same password they use to login to a computer with Active Directory. Contact: Dave Hagan, dhagan@duxbury.k12.ma.us.
 
The district's email system. Every staff member, as well as students in grade 6 through 12, has access to FirstClass. In general, a student's user name is their first and last names, together with no spaces, all lower case. Contact: Dave Hagan, dhagan@duxbury.k12.ma.us.
 
Naviance is a service that students and families can use to help make decisions about courses, colleges and careers. Duxbury High School 's Guidance office uses this to help students plan for their post graduate plans.  Counselors use various pieces of this program in advisory sessions with students and also use the email contact information within it as a way to communicate with students.  Students are given usernames and passwords beginning in the spring of grade 9.  Students who have lost or forgotten their passwords should contact their Guidance Counselor
 
NoodleTools is an integrated platform for academic research that provides tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, and collaborative research.  Duxbury students in grades 6 through 12 are required to use NoodleTools, to varying degrees, while working on their research papers each year.  Typically students create a NoodleTools account in 6th grade and continue to use that same account throughout middle and high school.  In order for your account to be in the Duxbury NoodleTools portal it is important that you create your account when you are in school, not at home.  If you do not know your NoodleTools username or password, please drop by the circulation desk in the school library for help.
 
The district's learning management system for grades 6 through 12. Contact: Cheryl Lewis, clewis@duxbury.k12.ma.us.
 
The district's online teacher evaluation platform. Contact: Cheryl Lewis, clewis@duxbury.k12.ma.us.
 
All students in grades 8-12 have access to Turnitin, an Internet service that allows teachers to check student work for plagiarism.  The service also includes collaboration and peer editing tools as well as grammar check and grading features.  Students set up their accounts using their own email addresses and passwords.  Teachers provide students with an ID and password that allows them to enroll in a class. The technology department does not reset these passwords.
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