What We've Been Working On

  • OVSD's IT department has been incredibly hard at work, with new staff members, bigger projects, and even more opportunities for 21st century oriented student learning. Through the 2018-19 school year, we have accomplished and continue working on the following:

    • consolidating all school sites to a single, redundant, efficient, organized, and powerful file server system powered by HPE Nimble Storage
    • completely new centralized datacenter servers and virtual infrastructure, with enhanced and robust backup capabilities
    • installing a brand-new ClearPass network access control and wireless infrastructure system designed to handle security, authentication, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capabilities in the future
    • expanding upon the District's new ShoreTel VoIP phone system by installing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for continuous power and Internet access in case of power outages
    • streamlining and automation of user account creation for new employees and students
    • implementing Clever Badges for grades K-2 easy one-touch login
    • converting our OVSD Web Portals to Clever Portals for easy 24/7 student and teacher access to educational resources
    • installing the Raptor Visitor Management System to better secure our campuses and monitor visitors
    • implementing the Alertus Emergency Notification Management System and Aeries Communication for full service closed-loop regular and emergency communications between the District, staff, students, parents, and community
    • fully moving to a single endpoint management system (BigFix) for quicker, centralized, and more robust security patching

    These are just a few of our successes, in addition to regularly servicing over 9,500 technology devices and routine network maintenance. Ocean View's IT department is continually ready to support student success.