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Cyber Monday — All December Long!

As we approach the season of gift giving, we want to remind you that there are discounts available for technology via our website: Go to http://www.stmaryspdx.org and Academics > Tech @ SMA > Technology Discounts or click here.

Through our partnership with Atomic Learning, St. Mary’s family members are eligible to take advantage of the online video library. You can learn about software, digital citizenship, programming, college and career readiness, and much more  with no advertisements! Information about how St. Mary’s families can log into Atomic Learning was sent to students via email in September. We will be sending out another email with the information to students soon. To learn more, visit http://stmaryspdx.org/academics/technology/tech_help_sma/atomic_learning/.

Bring your Office into your home! Did you know that your daughter has a license to download Microsoft Office 365 on up to five devices (iPad, Mac or PC)? That includes her iPad and any family computers you have at home, up to a total of five. To learn more visit http://stmaryspdx.org/academics/technology/tech_help_sma/sma_office/.

With data storage costs rising, it’s good to have your head in the clouds: Apple iCloud is digital storage for Apple products that allows you to save files, photos, videos, and more to the cloud and share them with other Apple devices and other users. At St. Mary’s, it is required that students use their iCloud account to back up their iPads. However, with only 5 GB free, that can quickly be filled up with homework. We recommend to students who are having difficulty backing up their iPads and/or have multiple Apple devices (iPhone, iPod, Mac, etc.) associated with their accounts that they upgrade to the 50 GB storage option, which is $0.99 per month. This can be started and ended at anytime. To learn more visit http://stmaryspdx.org/academics/technology/tech_help_sma/ipad_issues/icloud_storage/.

For any questions about the information above and/or any other technical questions please visit http://www.stmaryspdx.org/techsupport or contact Tech Help @ SMA (tech.help@smapdx.org).