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Goodbye, Tuesday Schedule!

Hello Students,

Because we missed you so much, we’ve decided to add a little time each Tuesday for the rest of the year. Starting tomorrow all, Tuesdays will run on the normal schedule. This means the school day will finish at 3:00pm. There is NO CHANGE to the Friday schedule.

Welcome back and have a great day!

 

 

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Assembly Music Performance

If you are interested in being in the next assembly music performance, please contact Miss Keus ASAP (as soon as possible).

If you have an instrument at home, you can play it!

If you don’t have an instrument at home, you can clap your hands or hit some pots.

You could sing… you could do a TikTok dance while others are performing.

This needs to be quick, though, so we’ll pick the music this weekend, we’ll send in our videos Monday and Tuesday, and I’ll edit it and get it to Mr. Lance by Wednesday.

This should be super cool! The first bunch of people to respond get to help choose the song!

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Personal Project Feedback

Hi, I’m Evan in grade 10. Thanks to everyone who has already responded. If you haven’t, I’d be grateful if you took the time to check out my website about lyrics that I created for my personal project and then answer the short survey in the link below. The QR also works if you want to do it on your phone.

Thank you!

Website link:

https://the-effectiveness-of-lyrics.my-free.website/

Survey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7W58CPD

IT-Help —> Just-in-time support

Credit: mrwizz.co.ukWith all of this Online Learning taking place, we sometimes get overwhelmed with all the different things we need to remember – how do I upload to OneDrive? What is O365? Wait, I have an email that isn’t made up of multiple, random, alphanumeric characters ending in qq.com?

Please remember if you are having trouble accessing or dealing with any of these sorts of issues, you can contact us at our IT-Help email address. Go ahead, click on the link! It’s easy! Or if that is not your style, feel free to contact us through either of the following means as well:

NIS Website – MY NIS section

    • Yes, it can be hard to miss if you don’t scroll down, but I bet if you take a moment to look at the picture below, you’ll be able to see where to click (note: we’ve made the picture a link to the email address too just to “help” you out)

Veracross – IT-Help Button

    • Does it really need an explanation?

We are here to help you and together we shall get through this. We look forward to hearing from you and helping solve your IT issues.

All the best and stay strong!

The NIS IT Department

Teams Meetings

So hopefully everyone has heard about this by now, though I know there have been many questions around it. We have put together several helpful tutorials on how to use it and connect with each other and your teachers. Have a look through here, first, before your next meeting and you should find it more successful, and less stressful!


Teams 101

  • Joining a Teams Meeting from Office.com (important note: make sure to use Chrome or Microsoft Edge for Mac)
  • Etiquette reminders
    • Before the meeting:
      • Use headphones or earbuds with microphones. This reduces background noise and interference drastically. If you don’t have any, make sure you mute your microphone unless talking.
      • Stop streaming videos, updating software, or anything else that competes with your internet connection.
      • Close all unnecessary tabs and applications.
      • Test that the platform (Teams) has access to your microphone and camera on your device.
      • Be prepared to log in at least 10 minutes before scheduled start.
    • During the meeting:
      • Mute microphone unless speaking (this helps reduce background noise).
      • May need to turn off video if connection is not strong.
      • Use backchannel, chat or messaging to ask questions and/or provide information.

Coming soon – joining from the app. Highly suggested to download the Teams App for use within China. Less problems and easier to connect.

As always, if you’re stuck, send us an email at the IT Helpdesk and we’ll try our best to get you up and running.

All the best,

The NIS IT Department

External Connections to Largestorage and Fileserver

Greetings to Everyone wherever you may be during this unique time.

We upgraded the access protocols to our Largestorage and Fileservers at NIS last year, but realize that people might have forgotten how to connect to them.

Here are the instructions for updating the settings on your computer if you access from school:

  1. CMD+K keyboard shortcut will open the Connect to Server window below:
  2. For LargeStorage  access: smb://192.168.30.10/    OR  smb://largestorage.nanjing-school.com/
  3. For FileServer access: smb://192.168.30.12/     OR  smb://fileserver.nanjing-school.com/

Note that the SMB part is quite important and the main difference.


From Outside of NIS Campus

If you are trying to connect via the links on the school website from home, come and see us in IT for help, or, if you are so inclined, follow the (slightly) more complicated directions below (or here if you like visuals):

  • While at school you need to download the new SSL VPN Client Software by doing the following:
    1. Connect to  https://218.94.153.195:4433 with a web browser

    2. Type your username and password (i.e. your Veracross login information)

    3. Choose the correct installer for your operating system (MacOS version)

    4. Save the file to your computer

    5. Click install.

  • Once installed:
    1. Select the WatchGuard Mobile VPN with SSL from your Applications
    2. When asked for server, type 218.94.153.195:4433
    3. Enter your username and password (same as before)
    4. Click the Connect button, and the VPN connection should be established.

Congratulations, you should now be able to securely connect to the Fileserver and Largestorage servers from home using the SMB protocol.

Once again, if you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us in IT!

Thanks,

The NIS IT Department

Sharing Files with your OneDrive

FYI – your school email can only send documents of up to 5MB – that’s like two Kendrick Lamar songs. Did you know that you’ve got a pretty unlimited space in your OneDrive app on O365? A very good place to back things up to when we’re in school, and a great place to put your work to share while you’re online! Have a look at the following tutorial for how to save things there (it’s alright, we know you probably forgot already):

How to Save Things to OneDrive and Share

Online Learning in Veracross

Dear MS and US Students,

In Veracross, you can find Discussions, Online Lessons, Resources, Assignments (submit your assignment files through dropbox online) and more. If your teachers ask you to check in Veracross for these, please refer to the file attached to know where you can find them to carry on your online learnings.

Online Learning in Veracross 

If you have any question or tech issues, please email us: it-help@nanjing-school.com

Thank you and all the best!

Hello, I’m Chloe in Grade 10. For PP, I have made a Medical Service Guidebook for the expat community. Thanks for answering my survey last time. Some difficulties you have had using medical services in Nanjing were very helpful in making my product. Can you now please take a minute to give some feedback? The guidebook is attached below. Thank you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCRWPNV

Online learning in Veracross

Dear MS and US Students,

In Veracross, you can find Discussions, Online Lessons, Resources, Assignments (submit your assignment files through dropbox online) and more. If your teachers ask you to check in Veracross for these, please refer to the file attached to know where you can find them to carry on your online learnings.

Online Learning in Veracross 

If you have any question or tech issues, please email us: it-help@nanjing-school.com

Thank you and all the best!

MSUS Chinese New Year Assembly Today

Middle and Upper School Students will celebrate the CNY with an Assembly in Block 3 today. Students should go to Block 3 after break, drop off their bags and head to the PAC for an action packed Lunar New Year Assembly.

See you there!

Volunteering Opportunity #2 – #3

(NON)-NEAMC Volunteer – 4 students, grades 7

Thursday 13th February at 3:15 – 4:15pm

 D241 – Ms Merrylees

For the Maths Competition, we need to put together stationery kits and ultimo games straight after CNY. It requires VERY accurate and consistent counting skills. It will probably be 1 hour.

Possible Learning Outcomes (You can only choose one and must be one that you didn’t already chose.)

  • Commitment and perseverance
  • Strength and Growth
  • Collaboration

Get on the band wagon before it’s too late!

 

Swim-a-thon

If you participate by swimming, this would be considered as a volunteering experience because you are giving up your time to raise funds to help pay for Ms Grace Jiangs’s hospital treatment. Feb 15th, get involved now!

Possible Learning Outcomes (You can only choose one and must be one that you didn’t already chose.)

  • Commitment and perseverance
  • Strength and Growth
  • Collaboration

Service Grants and Awards

Don’t forget to stop in to see Ms Anna or send her a message TODAY before 4 pm if you are interested in applying for a Service Grant or a Service Award.

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