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Information Services

The Department of Information Services provides comprehensive support and innovative solutions that empower and enable both the educational and operational functions of 鶹 Public Schools.

Focusing on continuous improvement and operational efficiencies, the department delivers secure and reliable hardware, software, and data solutions and services. These services and solutions are tailored to support personalized student learning, interactive learning spaces, user productivity, accountability in decision-making, reliable communication platforms, and proactive engagement with emerging technology trends. The Information Services Department (IS) includes Information Services Management, Technology Services and Enterprise Solutions.

Student Devices and Summer Learning

This summer, students will again have the option to take their devices home to continue accessing a variety of digital applications that support their learning and enrichment. Elementary students who keep their devices will need to return them on the first day of school. Starting Fri, June 7, families who do not want to hold onto the devices over the summer can opt-out through ParentVUE and leave the devices in the students homeroom. (To opt out, click on Edit Information on the student information tab and scroll to the bottom of the page.) Please keep in mind that:

  • Students enrolled in summer school must take their devices home to use during summer school and return them on the first day of school.
  • Middle and high school students should also hold onto their devices over the summer and exchange them for new devices at their middle or high school.

After making the request in ParentVue, your student will be provided a Ziploc bag with their name, grade, and homeroom. Your student must place the iPad and charger in that bag for collection. The same device and charger will be returned to your student at the start of the school year.

Families must opt out by Thursday, June 13, 2024 (one day before the end of the school year). If you have any questions, please contact the Family Helpline at 703-228-8000.

Major Services Provided

  • Learning, Knowledge Management, and Productivity Systems
  • Instructional Applications
  • Support for Innovative Instructional Technology
  • Communications Services
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Wireless and Wired Networks
  • Hardware and Software
  • Database Administration
  • Administrative and Business Systems Support

Service Support Center

The Service Support Center provides support for district-wide technological needs including: wireless and communications platforms; internet access; devices for staff and students (laptops, desktops, mobile phones, iPads); technology solutions for all APS schools and administrative facilities. It also serves as the entry point for all technology and data requests. The SSC works closely with all APS staff and students to ensure their technological needs are met (for example, access to devices, repairs, and updates).

Major services provided:

  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Learning and Productivity Infrastructure
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Technology Hardware

 

Enterprise Solutions

The Enterprise Solutions office is responsible for planning, designing, and supporting 鶹 Public Schools instructional and administrative systems. It ensures that systems are available and maintained to support Instruction, operations, and administrative functions district wide. The work involves a wide range of interactions with schools, administrative offices departments, families, county government, software vendors, and consultants.

Major services provided:

  • Support and maintain APS Instructional and Administrative Systems
  • Implement and maintain online instructional applications and tools for students
  • Develop custom applications to expedite business operations
  • Data delivery
  • Design, implement, and maintain operational systems that support APS staff including, but not limited to, STARS, Synergy, Data Warehouse, and Canvas

Instructional Digital Resource Process

All APS Stakeholders can follow this link for more information on APS Processes for Review, Adoption, & Deprecation of Digital Resources used for instruction.

New Digital Resource Requests (information for staff)

All new digital resources C and changes to existing resources C are evaluated through an (staff link) for the following criteria: student data privacy compliance, technical compatibility, instructional rigor, accessibility, equitable access, redundancy, and cost sustainability. The review process begins in a scheduled window in Quarter 3 each school year. An APS Technology Review Committee approves new additions and changes once criteria information has been collected. If a new request or a change to an existing tool is approved, deployment occurs over the summer months, to be available for the following school year.

Workflow for building level requests for new digital resources:

  1. All building level requests for new resources begin by having a conversation with the ITC in that school.
  2. If there is an instructional need cannot be met by the existing tools, the ITC will escalate the request with an appropriate supervisor in the Academics Office
  3. If a content supervisor chooses to support the new request and become its Instructional Lead, they will submit a form to begin the review process.
  4. Requestors can monitor the most up-to-date status of a request throughout the review process by checking the staff link:

Integration Support

The Integration Support Group is responsible for integrating, delivering, and maintaining software on student and staff devices,? computers, and shared devices. The group supports Windows, Macintosh, and iOS platforms. The group delivers network-printing services to workstations on the APS network to allow students and staff to print to networked printers and copiers.

  • ?Desktop Management
  • ??Printing Services
  • ??Printer Refreshment
  • ??General Productivity Tools (Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Virus Software, etc.)
  • ??IT Consultation
  • ??Software Custom Applications

Network Support

The Network Support group installs and maintains the network hardware, software, and infrastructure in the APS Data Center and at all APS facilities.?The group is responsible for centrally managed network services such as archiving, authentication services, remote access, facilitating hosted services, file access, and network closets of every APS facility, as well as many other services.

  • ?Internet Services
  • ?File Storage
  • Archiving
  • Authentication Services
  • ?IT Security
  • Wireless Network
  • Data Network
  • Network Hosting
  • Remote Access
  • Email Services
  • Printing Infrastructure
  • Data Center
  • Data Integration and Exchange with Enterprise Solutions
  • IT Consultation

Contact Us

Raj Adusumilli, Assistant Superintendent, Information Services

rajesh.adusumilli@apsva.us

 

Cynthia Guadalupe, Executive Administrative Assistant

cynthia.guadalupe@apsva.us

 

Terance Proctor, Sr., Director – Service Support Center

terance.proctor@apsva.us

 

Girish Rajput, Director – Enterprise Solutions

girish.rajput@apsva.us

 

Jacqueline Firster, Instructional Technology Integration Analyst

jacqueline.firster@apsva.us