• Resources for Families


    Technology Help for Students

    1. Start by reviewing the Knowledge Base at petk12.freshdesk.com to find instructions or an answer to your question.
    2. If the Knowledge Base does not resolve the issue, submit a ticket by Logging into Freshdesk, or by sending an email to helpdesk@petk12.org. Please include the following:
    • Student’s full name
    • Student ID number
    • School
    • Preferred contact information
    • A thorough description of the issue

    A representative from the PCS Technology department will make contact and attempt to resolve the issue remotely. If PCS Technology determines that the device needs to be swapped out, they will provide instructions for drop-off/pickup.

    Technology Links

    Aeries Parent/Student Portal

    Aeries Parent Portal allows families to keep up with student progress, including both grades and attendance. You can also choose to receive weekly emailed status updates.

    Aeries Parent Portal Help Page

    Clever Signle Sign-On

    The Clever Single Sign-On portal offers students one location to access educational technology resources. Students can login with a QR code or through Google using their petk12.org account.

    ParentSquare

    ParentSquare is the communication platform used for classroom, school, and district communications.  Families can select their preferred language and delivery method (email, text, app, etc.)

    ParentSquare iOS App    ParentSquare Android App

    Digital Citizenship/Online Safety

    Common Sense Media offers a variety of family resources, including answers to common parent concerns, tip sheets that advise how to handle varying challenges, and a digital glossary to help explain common online vocabulary.

    Common Sense Media: Parents Concerns   | Common Sense Media: Digital Glossary  | Common Sense Media: Parents' Ultimate Guides

Technology Help Videos

  • Free Internet Access Options

    From California Department of Education 

    Listing of Available Internet Plans

    Sonic

    During the COVID-19 outbreak, Sonic is offering three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12, college students, or senior citizens 60 or older.

    Based on location, service is available through our fiber-optic network, with symmetric speeds of up to 1Gbps (1000Mbps/1000Mbps download, and upload) or our copper network, with speeds up to 50Mbps. There are no data caps, so it is ideal for students who are streaming distance learning during the coronavirus crisis. 

    Check for availability here: https://www.sonic.com/availability

    For financial assistance for current customers, please contact billing@sonic.net.

    Xfinity/Comcast

    As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020.  https://apply.internetessentials.com/

    Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. 


    Acceso Gratuito a Internet

    Sonic

    Durante el brote de COVID-19, Sonic ofrece tres meses de acceso gratuito a internet y servicio telefónico nacional ilimitado a hogares con K-12, estudiantes universitarios o personas mayores de 60 años o más.

    Según la ubicación, el servicio está disponible a través de nuestra red de fibra óptica, con velocidades simétricas de hasta 1Gbps (descarga y carga de 1000Mbps / 1000Mbps) o nuestra red de cobre, con velocidades de hasta 50Mbps. No hay límites de datos, por lo que es ideal para estudiantes que están aprendiendo a distancia durante la crisis del coronavirus.

    Consulte disponibilidad aquí: https://www.sonic.com/availability

    Para asistencia financiera para clientes actuales, comuníquese con billing@sonic.net.

    Xfinity/Comcast

    A medida que nuestro país continúa manejando la emergencia COVID-19, Comcast está tomando medidas inmediatas para ayudar a conectar a las familias de bajos ingresos a Internet en el hogar. Los nuevos clientes de Internet Essentials recibirán dos meses gratis de servicio de Internet, que está disponible para todos los hogares calificados de bajos ingresos por $ 9.95 / mes más impuestos. Solicite antes del 30 de abril de 2020. https://apply.internetessentials.com/

    Los puntos de acceso WiFi de Xfinity en todo el país estarán disponibles para cualquier persona que los necesite de forma gratuita, incluidos los suscriptores de Internet que no sean Xfinity. Para ver un mapa de los puntos de acceso WiFi de Xfinity, visite www.xfinity.com/wifi. Una vez en un punto de acceso, los consumidores deben seleccionar el nombre de red "xfinitywifi" en la lista de puntos de acceso disponibles y luego iniciar un navegador.