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    8th Grade American Cultures Teacher
    Room A135
    Phone: 531-2222 ext. 4135
    Email: rfinkill@hershey.k12.pa.us

    Below you will find links to the various tools used in my classroom to enhance student learning...

    Team Novastar Web Page
    Information on assignments and upcoming events
    for my class and other team teachers 
     Canvas web site
    My class will use the web site called Canvas for activities and information during the school year. Students are automatically enrolled in our class and parents  / guardians can sign in as well to monitor your student's activity and see what we are doing in class. Click here to view instructions to sign in an observer of your student on the Canvas web site.

    Google docs is an online collaboration tool that allows teachers and students to create, share, and edit documents in various formats. Formats utilized include: documents, presentations, forms and spreadsheets. Students have a username and password to access this tool. Go back to the Middle School Home Page, Click on Quick Links, the DTSD Google Docs to access from home.

    Home Access Center
    Derry Townships School District's Home Access Center (HAC) allows parents to access their child's report card grades (grades 6-12), class assignment grades, attendance, and other general student information over the internet.To access the information on your student (s) during the school year, log on to HAC with your individual username and password. (An individual login is provided to all parents/guardians recorded in our Student Information System.) If you have any questions or need assistance with HAC, please contact the HAC Help Desk by emailing hachelp@hershey.k12.pa.us. Students can also stop in the guidance office to obtain their username and password to Home Access Center.
    Remind is a tool that we as teachers use to communicate with students and parents/guardians about assignments and events going on at school. By signing up, you can receive text message updates for assignment and activities going on in American Cultures classes and other middle school events. Also , you can send questions directly to me through Remind as well. Click here to find instructions on how to sign up or simply text @mrfinkill to the number 81010.