Clarkson Community High School has worked very hard to implement online learning access for parents and students across the entire school curriculum.
This page contains everything parents and students need to know in order to successfully access their online classes. Please take the time to carefully read the information and download any help guides or forms you may require.
Connect is an integrated online environment developed by the Department of Education WA for staff, students and parents in public schools. Check out the short video clip on Connect at https://vimeo.com/connectwa/welcome
We encourage all parents to register for a parent account so they can monitor their child's progress and access course information from home. If you have more than one child at the school, you will be able to access all of their course materials with your account.
Clarkson is mindful of the need for social distancing at this time. Therefore, we are providing several ways for parents to register for Connect:
- If your child is currently attending school, they can collect parent registration forms from the front office. Please complete, sign and have your child return the form back to the front office.
- If you have a printer available to you, please download and complete the Parent Registration Form and return to the school. There are a few options for this - You can either use a scanner or the Scanbot app (for Android or iOS), or simply take photos of the completed form. Please then email the signed documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Whichever method you chose, you will be confidentially issued with your unique user name and password for Connect as soon as is practicable. Once you have received your account details you can log in to Connect here or via the links on the school homepage and top menu under "Students".
Forms, user guides and FAQs for Connect and Office 365 can be downloaded from the links below:
Connect is totally free and, because it is provided by the Department of Education, very safe. As well as being able to login to Connect on any internet-enabled device, you may also receive notices from Connect that will be sent to you as either an email or a notification to your mobile device. If you're using a mobile device, we strongly advise using Connect in a browser rather than the Connect Now app as it has limited features.
If you have any further questions please feel free to email us at the address above.
Office Application Software for Computers
If your child is working from home and you don't have Microsoft Office installed on your computer, please be advised that all students have access to Office 365 (online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive etc) via Connect.
We have created a step-by-step guide for students and parents on how to access the online versions of the Office 365 suite of applications and how to download free local copies of all these applications for your computer if you'd prefer:
Office Applications for Mobile Devices
All the above-mentioned Office 365 applications are available on Android and iOS from your relevant app store. This is great if you are using a tablet or phone to access Connect.
Even if you are using a desktop or laptop computer, we strongly recommend installing at least two of the Office 365 applications for all students with mobile devices:
- OneDrive For Mobile - Students have access to 100Gb of cloud storage with their Office 365 accounts. Using this app helps students share files from their mobile devices to the cloud, then back down to a computer. This feature is very handy for students studying subjects such as Photography who may use their phone cameras to take pictures but want to edit them on a computer. OneDrive also allows students to share files and folders with each other, as well as work collaboratively on group projects.
Please visit your app store to install. To set up you will be asked to enter your student email address, then sign into DoE using your Connect username and password.
Online School Library Reservations
We have set up a facility for students to reserve books online from our school library. Students can sign in, reserve what they would like to read and they will be notified via their school email accounts when the books are ready for collection from the front office. For more information please read this handy guide.