Technology at Home

The Taylor County School System believes that technology is an integral part of the learning process. This process does not stop at school but continues at home. In order to facilitate learning at home the Taylor County School System has provided resources for parents and students to use at home. Families will need access to a computer and to the internet. Some of the supports can be accessed over a cell phone that has access to the internet. When using these resources through a cell phone please be careful about your data usage so that you do not go over your data allotment and accrue additional fees.

There are many common resources that are used at each of the Taylor County Schools. Below is a list of these items. For resources that are specific to a school site please click on the link for that school on the left hand side of the screen.

 

FOCUS

Focus is our student grade book program. You can check your child’s progress at any time by going to https://focus.taylor.k12.fl.us/focus . This link can also be accessed from our district homepage at http://www.taylor.k12.fl.us. It is located under the More Information column. The link is Parent, Student, and Teacher Portal. You child’s username is his/her student ID number. The password is the birthdate with two digits for the month, two digits for the day, and two digits for the year (example: 00/00/00). Please contact your school if you need assistance accessing Focus.

 

ONCOURSE HOMEWORK PORTAL

OnCourse is our homework portal. You can sign any child up within the district to view all homework in one location. This can be found on our district website under the More Information Column. The link is OnCourse Homework Portal . You may access your child’s teacher website and homework calendar. In order to register, go to https://taylor.oncoursesystems.com. Click on “Sign Up”. Enter your email address and create a password. Click on “Register”.

 

STEP 1: You can add students by clicking on “Add Student” button on tool bar in the “My Favorites” section. Enter your child’s name and click “OK” button.

 

STEP 2: Add a Teachers Website by choosing a school in the “Staff and Calendars” section. Click the plus button next to the calendar or teacher you want to add. In the “Add Favorite” dialog, you can select the students associated with the teacher.

 

STEP 3: Viewing Homework– Use the Homework icon(s) in the “My Favorites” section to view homework posted by each teacher.

 

Think Central

We have set up Think Central so you have access to your child’s curriculum. You can access Think Central at http://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC . When you open the website, make sure to click on the State of Florida, Taylor County School District, and “your child’s school”. Then you can type in your child’s user name and password (which you can get from your child's school if you need assistance with their username and password information). From this point, you can access “My Library”. The sidebar on the left of the screen has links to Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

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