Melissa Smith Written by  Sep 26, 2019

4th-6th Grade Laptop Home Internet Connection

PDS uses an off-campus filter called Captive Portal, which your son will have to sign into once every five days. While we showed your son how to do this, we wanted you to know the process too.

When your son launches his internet (Chrome, Safari, or Firefox), a blue screen, with "Captive Portal" will appear. Skip over the two boxes for username and password. Your son will need to click the link titled, "Google Auth,” which appears towards the bottom of that screen. Once he clicks on the link, he will be prompted to enter his PDS Gmail. (Your son should have a sticker in his AB with this information. Most accounts follow the scheme: first name + first letter of last name + 3 numbers Ex:

The next screen will have him enter his email password. (This is his AR password, plus his PDS graduation year. 6th graders use 2019, 5th graders use 20 and 4th graders use 21. Ex: hatsky2018 or hatsky19. This password is also located on his sticker.) He will have to click "Next" two times to finish the authentication process. Once he is done, his home internet connection will work. While this process will be repeated every five days, it should only take a minute to complete.

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4AB Language Arts

  • Task(s)

    Computers are going home tonight. The boys can use them to study for the Wordly Wise test on lesson 5 that is tomorrow. 

    We are striving for more detailed comments in our Reading Logs. The comments need to include specific support/evidence and page numbers from their reading this week.

    Choose five of your lesson 5 vocabulary words from Wordly Wise and determine how to use each word in a sentence about one of the characters in The Tiger Rising. Your sentences must be well-written, thoughtful sentences about the characters in the novel.  You must use the vocabulary word in a way that demonstrates your understanding of the word.

    Bring your computers back tomorrow!

4th Grade Math

  • Task(s)

    Math - 4B - All facts assessment with vocabulary and rounding with number lines review assessment on Tuesday.  4A, 4C, 4D:  Tuesday - review assessment on all facts and vocabulary; Wed., review assessment on rounding with number lines

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