Published on August 27, 2014
3 Iron Bridge Drive · Collegeville, PA 19426 (610) 489-8506 · www.pvsd.org BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS Ann Mantey, President Paul Smith, Vice President Gerry Barneher Lynn Bigelow Richard Bouher Rachael Charyna Richard Flynn Diane Landes Lori Snyder DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION Dr. Cliord L. Rogers, Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell, Assistant Superintendent Jim Weaver, Business Administrator Brian Allebach, Director of Human Resources Mark McIntyre, Director of Special Educaon Dr. Kristen Landis, Director of Technology Jessica Lester, Manager of School and Community Engagement Sco Clemmer, Director of Operaons Dr. Rockwell Finley, Mental Health Coordinator Larry Glanski, Athlec Director Janet Heacock, Benets and Payroll Supervisor Amy Hurd, Director of Finance Ann Marie Lucas, Supervisor of Special Educaon Crisna Powell, Supervisor of Special Educaon Beth Yaksich, Director of Food Services BUILDING ADMINISTRATION Cyndi Lewis, HS Lead Principal Sean Berk, HS Red House Principal Pa Sco, HS Blue House Principal Mark Spa, HS White House Principal Dr. Seamus Clune, MSE Principal Tom Molnar, MSE Interim Assistant Principal Kimberly Boyd, MSW Principal Donna Milligan, MSW Assistant Principal Amy Sacks, Evergreen Principal Barbara Powers, Schwenksville Principal Ryan Stanson-Marsh, Skippack Principal David D’Andrea, South Principal The Perkolator is published several mes a year for all Perkiomen Valley School District employees. The Perkolator • Page 2 By Dr. Kristen Landis, Director of Technology You may be hearing in workshops and through other sources, “Use Chrome for this,” “Use Firefox for that…”. These days, there are many web browsers available and they each operate a lile bit dierently, meaning that certain applicaons work bet- ter in some browsers than in others. Those of you using the Google portal on a regular basis will want to reach to Chrome as your rst choice. Those of you spending your day using eSchool Admin will want to reach for Internet Explorer as your rst choice. Those of you logging into our new website will want to use Chrome or Firefox when eding pages. Currently, as a district, we use Internet Explorer as a “default” browser - meaning it has been our go-to browser for doing anything on the Internet. Many of you may know that when you click on a link sent via email, it opens automacally in an Inter- net Explorer browser because that is our default. Since the version of IE that serves as our default is outdated, we are in a transion period to change this on all machines, but we are not quite there yet. As a temporary soluon, you may need to experiment using dierent browsers for dierent applicaons. For example, if someone sends you a link to a document shared in our Google portal, you will want to copy and paste that link from the email into your Chrome browser, instead of clicking on the link directly from your email. Similarly, when you want to access eSchool, you will need to remember to use the IE browser to open it. Our eSchool applicaon is one of the last appli- caons that is browser-dependent, we look forward to the day that this product becomes fully cross-browser-supported. For more, watch a quick video about web browsers for more informaon. Chrome and Firefox and Internet Explorer, Oh My!!