School Safety Message

Dear Quincy School District Staff,

In the aftermath of the most recent shooting at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, I am still struggling to find words that describe my feelings about the tragedy. I have gone through a range of emotions from disbelief to sorrow, rage and quiet introspection. As someone who has spent his whole life in the service of helping students, I find myself in a state of disbelief that we are unable as a society to ensure that our youth are safe in public places such as movie theaters, malls and schools.

These are difficult times that challenge us to know how to support students and families when events like the Florida shooting happen. I have included two resources to help you talk to your students about Trauma. I attached a one-page document that provides guidance for you to have conversations about trauma. The second resource is a more elaborate resource for classroom teachers and counselors. Click Here for a resource from the NY Times for teachers and counselors to help plan conversations about the shooting in Florida.

Even though there is no way to guarantee that every student is 100% safe all the time, I can assure you that the Quincy School district continues to do everything possible to make school a safe and healthy place. The Quincy School District partners with the Quincy Police to staff a full-time armed school resource officer whose job is to be in schools every day. In addition, we are adding more security cameras and providing single point entrances in which guests have to be buzzed in. Our school and district administrators recently engaged in full day active shooter exercise that trained school leaders in how to help students and staff in the event of an active shooter situation. In August, a team of six Quincy School District leaders, along with our new police chief and assistant fire chief, will attend a national training to review and update our district’s safety plan. We will continue to engage in activities that help us respond to emergencies in the most effective and efficient ways.

The Quincy School District is also working to support students to be physically and emotionally healthy. As mental health issues increase in society, we are ramping up how we support our students and families. Every Quincy School has at least one certificated counselor to help our student’s manage socially and emotionally. Two years ago, we hired a social worker to help families who live in the most extreme circumstances connect with local resources to improve the lives of their kids. The Quincy School District is a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) district. Not only does this behavior management philosophy encourage positive behavior, it also creates a culture of student support. Through our Whole Child (social-emotional) Initiative, we continue exploring innovative ways to collaborate with the community to support the well-being of our students.

I want to end with a quote from a Facebook post from Jon Lake, the gentleman who disarmed the Moses Lake School shooter in 1996.

“Be a friend to the homeless, the sick and the elderly. Reach out to young people who need mentors, teachers and the confidants helping to make the world a better place. Every day we need to make a difference. Thank a teacher, offer to help them, shake the hand of a first responder, and pray for our military , local and national leaders. School violence can happen anywhere. Love and caring about each other can happen everywhere. Don’t wait until it is too late. Make a difference every day with everyone you meet. We must replace evil with good.”

Thank you loving and caring for our students during this very difficult time!

Responding to Tragic Events

John L. Boyd
Superintendent
Quincy School District #144

Conversion to Office 365

 (please read next line below before accessing)

***Please use your network username plus @qsd.wednet.edu (ex. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and your network password to access your email account

Access to email outside the district
 

Using Vmware or workstation in district to access email

Log into Vmware or your workstation in district like you normally do. When you open your Outlook, you will getting the following message.

Outlook password

Enter in your network password in this window and click OK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restart OutlookThis is the next window you will get. Please click OK. Your Outlook will open up and on the bottom bar, you will notice that the inbox is updating. Please let it finish updating. Once done, close your Outlook and reopen it to make sure all error messages are gone.

 

 

Office 365 in the Cloud

You now have access to Office 365 in the cloud. Here is the website. Please use your network username plus @qsd.wednet.edu (ex. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and your network password to access Office 365 in the cloud. With this access, each user in the district has access to 5 downloads of Office 365. 

There will be more training on Office 365 and how it integrates with our onsite Office applications this fall.

 

 Email on Mobile Devices

****** Best to delete your old QSD account before adding the new one *******

Here are the general instructions on Setting up Email on your Mobile Device
. Below are the instructions on the Iphone configuration.

For the Iphone using the Mail app use the following:

Set up an Office 365 for business or other Exchange-based email account

Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Accounts > Add account > Email.
In the Add Account page, tap Exchange.
Enter your full email address, for example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and your password, and then tap Next.
If the device can't find your settings, you need to add them. If you have an Office 365 Exchanged email account in Server, enter outlook.office365.com, and then add your Username and Password. This is the same username and password you use for work or school.
By default, MailContacts, and Calendar information are synchronized. Tap Save.

  1. If you're prompted to create a passcode, tap Continue and type a numeric passcode. If you're prompted and don't set up a passcode, you can't view this account on your device. You can also set up a passcode later in your settings.
    NOTE   If you get a time-out message, your password or other information might be incorrect. Retype the information, and then try again.
    NOTE    You might need to need to wait ten to fifteen minutes after you set up your account before you can send or receive email.

For the Android    There are many different versions of Android. We document the base version released by Google, so your device might have a slightly different set of fields.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  5. Enter your Email address and Password.
  6. If you see a Domain\Username field, enter your full email address.

If Domain and Username are separate fields, enter your full email address in Username, and leave Domain blank.

  1. If you see a Server field, enter outlook.office365.com.
  2. Tap Next.
  3. To complete auto configuration, tap Ok.
  4. Select the Account options you want to use. Selecting a longer sync period will show you more calendar information and email, and require more memory.
  5. Tap Next.
  6. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, to see the display name for your email account. You can change the display name, here.
  7. Tap Next, and you will see your inbox.

Your Office 365 email is now set up in your Android native mail app. To make sure you can send messages, compose an email and send it to yourself.

 

Resources

Microsoft Educators Network - https://www.educatornetwork.com/

Office 365 Learning Center - https://support.office.com/en-IN/learn/office365-for-business

Teacher Dashboard - http://www.teacherdashboard365.com/

 

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 Quincy School District

119 J Street SW
Quincy, WA 98848

Phone:
509-787-4571
Fax number:
509-787-4336

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri.: 8:00-4:30

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