How do I check grades in PowerSchool?

  1. Log into Powerschool (mtchs.powerschool.com)
  2. You should be able to view your grades from here. If not, make sure the “Grades and Attendance” tab is selected

How can I find my locker combination?

You can find your locker combination in Powerschool.

  1. Log into Powerschool (mtchs.powerschool.com)
  2. Click “My Schedule” in the menu on the left side of the page
  3. Click “Locker Information” at the top of the page. It should be below the blue bar

What do the different PowerSchool symbols mean?

There are a few different symbols that can appear next to assignments and each has its own meaning

  1. icon_check Collected
  2. icon_late Late
  3. icon_missing Missing
  4. icon_exempt Score is exempt from final grade
  5. icon_excluded Assignment is not included in final grade

How can I see old grades and report cards in PowerSchool?

  1. Log into Powerschool (mtchs.powerschool.com)
  2. Go to the “Grade History” tab
  3. On this page, you can select the year and see the grades for that school year

Can I view the schedule for the next year in PowerSchool?

No, you can only see your schedule for the current year

How does weighted grading work?

Weighted grading means that some assignments are a bigger part of the grade than others. For example, if homework is 30% of the grade, and quizzes are 70%, then a 30 point quiz is a bigger part of the grade than a 30 point homework.

How do I read attendance in PowerSchool?

  1. Go to the Attendance History tab
  2. The attendance is first separated by quarter. Each row is a different class in that quarter. Each column is a day.
  3. As outlined at the bottom of the page:
    • Blank = Present
    • T = Tardy
    • TL = Tardy Late (10 minutes + after start)
    • U = Unverified Absence
    • A = Absent – Verified
    • S = Suspended
    • TBL = Bus Late
    • TX = Tardy Time Served
    • I = Internship No Checkout. This only applies to Seniors, and does not negatively affect attendance

How do I see if a moodle assignment has been submitted?

  1. Go to the moodle site (mtchs.moonami.com)
  2. Login using your username and password
  3. Locate the class that you want to look at
  4. Inside of the class, find the assignment you want to check
  5. On the assignment page, there is a section that displays if the assignment has been submitted or not

Can I view my grades in Moodle?

While Powerschool is better for viewing grades in general, Moodle also has the ability to display report cards.

  1. Log into Moodle (http://cds.mtchs.org/moodle/)
  2. Go to the class you want to see the grades for
  3. In the ‘Administration’ sidebar, click on ‘Course Administration’, and then ‘Grades’
  4. To see the grades for all classes from this page, choose ‘Overview’ report from the dropdown

How do I use Moodle’s calendar?

Moodle has a built in calendar so that you can view your assignments. You can either view in the right sidebar, or by clicking “Site pages” on the right, and then clicking “Calendar.”

How can I view teacher comments in Moodle?

  1. Go to the assignment you want to see comments for
  2. In the Feedback section, you can see the grade given and any comments
    • If there is an attached PDF, you can open this directly in your browser and view the comments

How do I use the Google Task List?

  1. Inside your gmail inbox, navigate to the top left and click on mail dropdown button
  2. A menu should drop down with the option to go to your mail, contacts, or tasks
  3. Click on tasks
  4. A small box should appear on the bottom right of your screen
  5. In this area you can create new tasks by typing task names and pressing enter
  6. Clicking on a task will mark it as complete
  7. Tasks can be deleted by clicking on a task and then clicking the trash can icon
  8. If you want a task to have a due date
    • hover over a task and click on the arrow on the right
    • In the due date section choose a date that the task is due
    • Clicking back to list will save the due date and take you back
  9. If you want multiple task lists click on the list symbol in the bottom right of the task box
    • Use this menu to create, delete, and select your different lists
    • If you want to move a task to another list
      • Go into the task’s details by clicking on the task’s arrow
      • Select the list you want the task to be in
      • Going back to the list will save your changes

How do I use Google Forms?

  1. Go to https://drive.google.com
  2. Press the “New” button, hover over More, and then choose Google Forms
  3. Create your form with the simple drag-and-drop system
    • To Preview what your form will look like, click the eye icon in the top-right corner
    • To customize the appearance, click on the color palette icon in the top-right corner
  4. To share the form, click the Send button and choose the method you want to use
  5. To view the responses, click the Responses tab at the top of the form

How do I use Google Drive?

  1. Go to https://drive.google.com
  2. To upload existing files, just drag them in from your files or press the “New button and choose File Upload, or Folder Upload for an entire folder*. If you are on a mobile device, there is an “Upload” button
  3. To create a new document, press the “New” button and choose what type of file you want
    • Google Docs: a basic word processing program, much like Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Sheets: a spreadsheet program, similar to Microsoft Office Excel
    • Google Slides: an electronic presentation program, similar to Microsoft Office PowerPoint
    • Under “More,” you can also create Google Drawings (similar to Microsoft Paint) and Google Forms. There is a more in-depth description of how to use Google Forms here.
  4. Navigating is very similar to the file system on Windows and Mac computers

*Folder Upload is only available on Google Chrome


How do I sign in and out of MTCHS?

You can sign in and sign out through the Sign In/Sign Out page under the Current Students tab. If you are tardy, then you must use the Tardy Sign In page under the Current Students tab.

What will I need Papercut for?

Papercut tracks how many times you have printed documents. A link to Papercut is available as the far right icon on the MTCHS homepage. Papercut uses a balance system to track your printing habits. Every time you print a document, your balance is reduced. Papercut will increase your balance by $1.00 every month. You can view your balance on the Papercut website or when you log in to your computer.

I want to know more about the PTSO. What should I do?

To learn more about the PTSO, navigate to the Parents tab on the MTCHS website and click the PTSO option. All information regarding the PTSO will be found on the PTSO page.

How do I log in to the MTCHS website?

Only students and teachers can log into the MTCHS website.

  1. Go to www.mtchs.org
  2. Click “Login” at the top right corner of the screen
  3. Enter your MTCHS email (ex: first.last@mtchs.org)
  4. Enter your password
  5. Click “Sign In”

How can I put the MTCHS calendar on my own calendar?

  1. Go to www.mtchs.org
  2. Hover over “Home” at the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click on “Calendar”
  4. Click on “Add this to your calendars”
  5. Sign into Google if prompted. If you are already logged in, continue to the next step
  6. On the pop-up, click “Yes, add this calendar”

How do I log into Office 365?

  1. Go to portal.office.com
  2. Use your school email (firstname.lastname@mtchs.org)
  3. Your school password is your Office 365 password

How do I upload files to OneDrive?

  1. Go to portal.office.com
  2. If you are not logged in and don’t know your credentials, see the tutorial above
  3. Click the OneDrive icon
  4. On the top menu to the right of the ‘New’ tab, click the ‘Upload’ button
  5. Click ‘Files’ or ‘Folder’ depending on which you want to upload
  6. A window should appear from Windows Explorer showing files from your computer
  7. Click on a file you want to upload and click ‘Open’

How do I download Office Desktop Applications using Office 365?

  1. Go to portal.office.com
  2. If you don’t know how to log in, see the tutorial on how to log in to Office 365
  3. Under settings on the right of the page and under ‘My app settings,’ click ‘Office 365’
  4. On the left of the page click ‘Install Status’
  5. Click ‘Install desktop applications’
  6. If you do not know how to navigate to this page, click here while you are logged in to portal.office.com
  7. On this page you should see various MS Office applications such as Word and Excel. Click the ‘Install’ button towards the bottom to install all of them. While you have an Office 365 account, these applications are completely free.

I want to experience MTCHS. What should I do?

Under the Future Students tab is a link to MTCHS Experience Sign Up. You can subscribe to MTCHS Experience by providing your name and email address. MTCHS Experience will send you emails detailing future events at MTCHS.

What will I need Papercut for?

Papercut tracks how many times you have printed documents. A link to Papercut is available as the far right icon on the MTCHS homepage. Papercut uses a balance system to track your printing habits. Every time you print a document, your balance is reduced. Papercut will increase your balance by $1.00 every month. You can view your balance on the Papercut website or when you log in to your computer.

How do I find out more about Student Government?

To find out more about Student Government, please visit http://www.mtchs.org/current-students/clubs/student-government/

I want to know more about the PTSO. What should I do?

To learn more about the PTSO, navigate to the Parents tab on the MTCHS website and click the PTSO option. All information regarding the PTSO will be found on the PTSO page.

Activate Adobe Products

  1. Run Adobe Creative Cloud.
  2. Sign in using your information.
  3. All adobe products should be activated.

How do I access remote desktop?

You can find a detailed tutorial on how to connect from home here.

How do I troubleshoot wireless problems?

If you are experiencing problems connecting to the internet, you should first check to see that the wireless switch on your laptop is switched on.

  1. You can locate this switch on the left side of your school laptop
  2. Check to see that this switch is green, and if it’s not, flip the switch the other way

If that didn’t work, try disconnecting and reconnecting to the network.

  1. Click on wireless icon in the bottom right corner of your screen
  2. Click on the network you’re connected to (i.e. MTCHS2_4)
  3. Disconnect from this network by clicking “Disconnect”
  4. Reconnect to the network

Restart your computer if the above methods do not work for you.

  1. Click on the windows icon
  2. Choose “Restart”

How do I add a printer?

  1. Go to “Devices and Printers”
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  2. Click “Add a printer”
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  3. Choose “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer”
  4. Select the desired printer from the list
  5. Choose next and wait for the driver to install
  6. You should now have this printer added

How do I map a Network Drive?

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Computer.
  2. Click Map network drive.
  3. In the Drive list, click a drive letter.
  4. In the Folder box, type the path of the folder or computer, or click Browse to find the folder or computer.
  5. To connect every time you log on to your computer, select the Reconnect at logon check box.
  6. Click connect using different credentials.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Your computer is now mapped to the network drive.


What is DreamSpark and how do I access it?

DreamSpark is a Microsoft program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge. It allows you to download several versions of Windows, Visual Studios, and more

  1. To access DreamSpark, first go to www.mtchs.org
  2. Login using your MTCHS Google Account
  3. Under “Current Students,” Click on Microsoft Dreamspark
  4. Click the “Sign In” button
  5. Use your MTCHS Google Account as your Username, and the password is the password for that email
  6. Once you are signed in, you can download the software free of charge

How do I use the SpiceWorks Help Desk?

To start  SpiceWorks Help Desk is only usable from the school network for students. SpiceWorks is how students can contact our networkers in order to get help with their technology that may not be working correctly.

  1. Navigate to the Help Desk by clicking the red Submit Ticket button on the front page of the helpdesk website.
  2. Login to the help desk using your school login if it does not log you in automatically.
  3. Fill out the form by choosing your type of problem, computer #, room # (so a networker can come to your room and help you), a title, and description of your problem. You can also attach a picture if it will help you demonstrate your issue to the help desk.
  4. Submit your issue and wait for the networkers to contact you.

 

How do I create a PDF from home?

  1. If using Microsoft Word, choose “Save As” and make the file type PDF, then save the file where you want
  2. With anything else, click print on the document and instead of printing to a printer, print as a pdf

How do I use the attendance calculator?

  1. Navigate to the calculator by going under the ‘Current Students’ tab in the Tools section and clicking the ‘Absence Hour Calculator’ link
  2. Look at the Absences and Tardies tab (very right of page)
  3. Click the number next to “Absence Totals” at the bottom in the right most side of the column (see image)
  4. Select all the codes you see and paste them in the box to the right. Do not paste in any other characters.
  5. Once you have pasted all absence codes and tardy codes, click the submit button.
  6. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the school by email or by phone at (208)-288-2928