Resources

Listed below are user guides, documents and websites that can help students and parents be more successful at CalPac.

Parent/ Student Handbook 

CPCS Student Handbook CPCS Student Handbook (402 KB) (Revised Handbook Coming Soon.)

Student Resource Folder 

Access important course information, live session recordings, course specific resources and websites, Cornell Notes and more using the Student Resource Folder

CalPac Student User Guides 

Use the guides below to help you complete your schoolwork. Make sure to reach out to your homeroom teacher if you need specific help. All of these guides are located in the Student Resource FolderCalPac User Guides.

Edgenuity Resources 

BlackBoard Collaborative (Live Session) Requirements 

Live Session rooms require that you have Java installed on your computer. Use the link and chart below to check that your computer has all the requirements to access live session rooms. BlackBoard Link 

Google Drive and Google Docs

Students and Teachers utilize the tools and collaboration of Google Drive and Google Docs for live session activities, projects, and more. Familiarize yourself with Google’s Suite of Docs and features to get the most out of each class. Don’t forget to set up your free Google Account too! Google Drive Student Guide

Parent Portal User Guide 

Parent Portal: How to Access and Use

Cornell Note Taking Tips 

Cornell Note Taking Tips 

CAASPP Testing and Smarter Balanced Resources 

Review the resources in this folder to help you prepare for the CAASPP end of year spring testing. CAASPP TESTING RESOURCES

Gale Resource Library 

Use the Gale Resource Library to quickly access articles about any topic. Great for those semester projects, essays, and research papers!

Gale Page website: http://www.galepages.com/calpacs - Password: calpac

TurnItIn

CalPac uses TurnItIn to check all student work for plagiarism. Visit http://turnitin.com/ for more information.

Tips to Avoid Plagiarism 

CalPac has a strict no tolerance policy when it comes to plagiarism and requires that students submit all written responses in their own words. All written work will be checked for plagiarism using TurnItIn. If it is plagiarized you will be caught!

Plagiarism is when you copy word for word someone else's work and use it as your own without giving proper credit. This includes information from websites, books, articles, essays, and turning in other people’s work as your own. Being caught plagiarizing could have dire academic consequences ranging from getting a zero on your assignment to being expelled from your academic institution.

While it is ok to do research to gather information, you must properly cite and give credit to the sources you include in your own research papers, projects and essays. You need to make sure to write in your own words and cite your sources. When you have in-paper citations and a work cited page, you are acknowledging that there are borrowed materials in your paper and presenting your readers with information to get to the original sources. Use the resources below to help you create proper citations and work cited pages, and avoid plagiarism.

EasyBib 

EasyBib - www.easybib.com

Use EasyBib citation generator to give proper credit and create your work cited page for research reports, essays, projects and more. You can download your work cited pages into Word or add the extension to your Google Doc.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 

Purdue - Provides information on how to cite properly along with other helpful writing tips.

Technology 101   

Key Technology Terms:

  • Restart: Turn off and on your computer.
  • Browser: What you use to get on the internet (PC: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome/ MAC: Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome)
  • Refresh: Process that reloads your browser.
  • Plug-in: A plug-in (also "plugin") is software add-on that adds extra features and capabilities to an application.
  • Cookies: A very small piece of information that is stored on your computer by the website and can sometimes cause websites to glitch or stop working.
  • Cache: Information your browser stores to help you quickly load websites you use a lot. Sometimes it can get overloaded though and need to be emptied.

Internet Speed Test: Run an internet speed test If you find that your classes are taking a long time to load or you are experiencing delays in the live session room. It is important that you have a fast enough connection to fully complete your schoolwork. You need at least a LAN of 100/1000. Speed Test: http://www.speedtest.net/

Troubleshooting Tips: Start with step on one and work your way down until the problem is solved, so you can get back to work.

Common Core Resources  

Learn about how you can support your child’s learning with the Parent’s Guide to Student Success and other helpful information. Common Core

California State Standards

Visit the California Department of Education for full standard information: