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School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

SARASOTA COUNTY, November 18, 2019 – Sarasota County Schools and Sarasota County Public Libraries are excited to announce the launch of ONEPass, an innovative partnership that greatly expands teacher, staff and student access to a myriad of diverse learning tools. These free digital resources —all readily available through Sarasota County Public Libraries— were carefully curated for the school district by age group.

Resources like Mango Languages, Creativebug and LearningExpress were selected that would maximize engagement and help build skills in reading, language, math and the arts, among other focus areas. The tools can be found through the existing MySCS portal, an online hub that teachers, staff and students already use to access digital textbooks, articles and media. One number —the school district-issued “A” or “N” number— is all that is needed to start exploring and using the suite of resources.

“This partnership is all about removing barriers. All of our families will now have access to the infinite resources available in our libraries,” said Dr. Laura Kingsley, assistant superintendent/chief academic officer of Sarasota County Schools. “Learning, and tools to elevate growth, should be accessible to everyone. ONEPass will allow our school communities to dive even deeper into their interest areas. The possibilities for engagement span all subject matter and truly are multigenerational. We are excited to introduce this program, and grateful to have Sarasota County Libraries as a partner who shares our desire to put teacher, staff and student learning needs first. These resources will be invaluable and inspiring to our school communities in the digital age.”

“Knowledge is a driving force for advancement,” said Renee Di Pilato, director of Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources. “Our goal is to continually inspire the community to learn, which is why we partnered with the school district on the ONEPass initiative. Whether it is learning how to play a new instrument, working through practice tests about history, or preparing for a future career or college, these tools will continue to open doors. We are pleased to support our community’s teachers, district staff and students as they pursue a variety of educational goals.”

 

Easy Instructions for Accessing ONEPass Resources

  • Navigate to your MySCS portal icon.
    • Students can find the MySCS icon under the “Technology Resources” header on the For Parents & Students page of the district’s website.
    • District employees can find the MySCS icon under the “Popular Links” header on the For Employees page of the district’s website.
  • Login with your “N” or “A” number & password.
  • Click on the “Digital Library” link at the bottom to bring up your available ONEPass resource tiles.
  • Click on the resource tile you’re interested in utilizing.
    • If the resource requires your Library Card ID, Portal ID, Card Number, or Barcode, enter your “N” or “A” number with no spaces or dashes (example: n123456). Creativebug requires a capital N or A number to grant access.
    • If the resource requires your PIN, enter your Sarasota County Schools-provided PIN.
    • If the resource requires your email and/or password, enter your Sarasota County Schools-provided email address and create a secure password.

It you are a teacher or staff member having issues accessing the ONEPass tiles, or the ONEPass tiles are not populating in MySCS, please submit an IT HelpDesk ticket. If you are a student, please reach out to your school’s technology teacher, who will be able to connect with the district’s IT department about resolving access issues.

 

About Sarasota County Public Libraries

The mission of the Sarasota County Library System is to offer equal access to information, foster lifelong learning and inspire community engagement throughout all ten library locations. To learn more about libraries and historical resources, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-500 or visit scgov.net.

 

About Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota County Schools is committed to providing unrivaled academic, emotional and civic growth to every student, every day. As one of the leading employers on the Suncoast, Sarasota County Schools boasts 54 schools that expertly cater to the diverse needs of over 43,900 students. We are one of two Florida school districts to consistently earn an A-grade every year since 2004 and have been awarded the Mid-Sized School District of the Year by the University of Cambridge. Our passionate educators empower students to take charge of their academic and personal success, a practice we believe fosters lifelong growth and achievement. We actively maintain the district’s tradition of excellence and ensure that tradition extends to all students. Our commitment to our students extends beyond graduation to make sure they not only graduate on time, but do so college and career ready. Want to take your student’s education to the next level? Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit www.SarasotaCountySchools.net.

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