NEWS FROM TECHNOLOGY

Keep up-to-date with all of the IT news from your Technology Department by reviewing this page weekly. We will be continually updating this page to ensure you have the opportunity to see what is going on with Technology. Additionally, please feel free to comment on any of the News Articles, as we would enjoy the interaction and feedback.

December 2017
Technology Security Tip: Stay Safe this Holiday Season!

Technology Security Tip: Stay Safe this Holiday Season!

The holidays are a time for friends, family, and fraudulent activity. Here are some tips to help you avoid an avalanche of Cyber Security trouble!
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November 2017
TECH NEWS: Use the R.E.A.D. method on all emails to be safe

TECH NEWS: Use the R.E.A.D. method on all emails to be safe

Before you click on any attachment or link within an email be sure to R.E.A.D. the email first. Ask yourself if the email is: Relevant: Is the email relevant and appropriate for you or your work? If the answer is no, it could be spam or a phishing attempt. Expected: Is the email from an expected or trusted source under the sender’s typical email address? Does this source normally send you similar emails or attachments? If the answer is no, it could be a ...
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DISTRICT NEWS: Happy Veteran's Day and Marine Corps Birthday!!

As a proud Marine Corps veteran, I want to thank all service members (past, present, and future) and their families for the sacrifice each has made to protect and defend our country. You contributions are honored and I salute each of you! On this day, 242 years ago, the United States Marines Corps was born. Happy birthday Marines! Below is a message from the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Four Star General Robert B. Neller. "Today, as we celebrate our 242...
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October 2017

TECH NEWS: Google Drive File Stream Released for RIMSD Google Accounts!

Google Drive File Stream makes access to all your Google Files quick and easy!
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TECH NEWS: The New District Website is HERE!

  All District Staff,   Over the past several months, the Communications and Technology department have been working extremely hard to bring a new and improved website to the district. With all of those efforts, we are excited to share that the new district website is here and will be deployed the week of October 9th, 2017.   Additionally, we are very excited about the new look and layout, as well as the ease of use when scrolling through the information. Not o...
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TECH NEWS: Faster Internet Bandwidth Is Coming!!

  All District Staff, GREAT NEWS! Over the past few weeks, the Technology department configured and deployed equipment to each building that will increase the network bandwidth. To get to this point, we had several approval processes to achieve. However, with the equipment finally in place, we are currently testing our configurations today and tomorrow (October 23-24). Therefore, you may experience some slow connectivity during this time, although temporary. Upo...
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September 2017

BUSINESS OFFICE NEWS: Important Benefits Information

Important Benefits Information - Action on Your Part is Required Once again, it is time to prepare for and participate in the Rock Island - Milan School District Annual Employee Benefits Enrollment being held from September 18th - October 13th, 2017. This year enrollment elections must be made for all core employer paid benefits and new voluntary benefit plans.  All employees should review their current coverage and employee information to ensure they have the co...
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TECH NEWS: Global Google Drive Outage

Google is having trouble with their Google Drive product this morning. This is affecting all RIMSD staff and students. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
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August 2017

TECH NEWS: Email Archives from August 2016 through December 2016 Deletion

On September 30th, 2017, the email archives from August 2016 through December 2016 will be deleted from the web client. However, you have plenty of time to back these folders up, on your own, by using the following steps located here. Once you have downloaded the folders, which will be in a Zip file, we recommend you store them on your district Google Drive.  
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TECH NEWS: How to Transfer Settings from Safari to Chrome

We would like the District to use Chrome as their Internet browser, other than times where reviewing reports in K12 is required. Therefore, if you are currently using Safari, here is how you would transfer your settings over to Chrome.  
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