Remote Learning FAQ

This webpage has been created to provide students, parents, and staff with answers to some frequently asked questions.

Can I sign into a district Chromebook with my personal Google Account?

No, district Chromebooks have been Enterprise Enrolled and can only be accessed using an @mpsdnj.us Google account.

Why won't Google allow me to sign in using my @montclair.k12.nj.us email address?

Our Google accounts have been configured with the email address of @mpsdnj.us.

Who do I contact if I encounter a technical issue during remote learning?

The first point of contact should be the building Technology Coordinator.  Please look for your building's contact below.

  • Bradford - Helena Tamasco
  • Buzz Aldrin - Shivan Persad
  • Charles H. Bullock - Louis DeBello
  • Edgemont - Traci Cioffi
  • Glenfield - Howard Weinrib
  • High School/George Innes - Matthew Newton (Not Technology Coordinator, but filling in during remote learning.)
  • Hillside - Pete Bongiovanni
  • Nishuane - Donna McGowan
  • Northeast - Alice Jordan
  • Renaissance - Jackie Collier-Thomas
  • Watchung - Ravan Magrath

If you do not hear back from the building Technology Coordinator then please leave a message on our MPS Technology Help Line at 973-509-4000 extension 4357.  Please leave a message and include the student's name, a number to contact you at, and what the issue is that you are expereincing.  We will be monitoring this number M-F from 8am - 3pm.  This number is not to be used for requesting technology as the district is no longer distributing devices.  

Who should I contact if I would like to try using a new website or application.

All vetting requests should be first sent to your corresponding Supervisor in the ECI department.  Once you have their approval please put in a ticket in Zendesk for any questions about the resources Privacy Policy.  The list below are products that have already been vetted by ECI and the Office of Technology.

The following are software programs* that have been approved for use with PII:

 Approved for use with PII
 DRA2
 Library/BELS/Follett
Read 180
Learning.com
 Envisions Math
 Math 180
 Genesis
 Mindplay
 FastMath
 MobyMax  Systems 44
 Learning Ally
Fractionation Renaissance Learning
 Turn-It-In
PearDeck**
 GSuite for Education
 SeeSaw***
 Voki**
 FlipGrid**
 Pearson Mastering A&P**
 Actively Learn
 EdPuzzle  Code.org


*** Approved with written parental consent
** Approved as paid subscription and adherence to privacy policy
*These programs have been vetted with regards to FERPA compliance and data security. If there are links to other programs from within the program, those sites have not been vetted. Prior to using a site with students PII that is not on this list, please contact the Office of Technology via ZenDesk. Please know that MPS cannot support sharing PII through non district-wide vetted and approved software. Staff members that share student PII on platforms that have not been vetted and approved are solely responsible for the consequences of any data breaches that may result from such use.

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