Technology KnowledgeBase

Information for new employees.

Welcome to the Northshore School District! Here are some useful links and FAQs for new employees to the Northshore School District.

Your New NSDNet Password
Your office manager or supervisor will have an NSDNet username and password for you to log on to your computer and email. Please note: It is important that you login to your computer for the first time while ON CAMPUS, not at home, in order for your username and password to authenticate with district servers. If you would like to change your password go to once again, WHILE ON CAMPUS, not from home. This password will be used for email, file servers, and more (visit this KB article to learn all about your NSDNet Password).

Macintosh Computers
If you’re new to Macs or need a refresher course on how to get the most out of your Mac, click here. If you recently switched to Mac from a Windows PC, visit Switch 101 on Apple’s website. 

WebMail (ZIMBRA) is the NSD standard email program on staff Mac OS X computers, allowing you to connect to eMail on campus, at home, or at any computer with internet access.

How-To pages can be found at

Phones and Voicemail
Visit our KB article on the new ShoreTel phone system. More FAQs on phones and voicemail can be found under the KB category Phones and Voicemail. If you do not have a phone in your area, please have your Office Manger submit a work order to have one set up.

Other Online Systems and Resources
Synergy: login | documentation
SchoolWires: login

Employee Online
View your pay stubs and more online at

Technical Support
If you need technical assistance (computers, phones, projectors, or other technology related device), each campus has an STS (School Technology Specialist) and elementary schools with less than 500 students also have TRT’s (Technology Resource Teacher). The STS’s and TRT’s are excellent tech resources available at your school. You can also search the NSD Technology Knowledge Base online for answers to your questions. Visit the Technical Support website for system outages and alerts along with links to technology resources. For technology service requests or questions, please fill out a Web Help Desk work order ticket.

Building Maintenance
For Building Maintenance requests in your area (electrical, heating, etc), call the InfoCenter at x6012 

NSD Technology Coordinators
For training in the use of instructional technology equipment such as activboards, document cameras, computers, software, etc., related district policies, all technology purchasing needs, and requests for site-based or individual training, please contact your Technology Coordinator. Northshore has 3 instructional Technology Coordinators who help teachers infuse their instruction with technology. Teachers with a need for support or "just another set of brains" to strategize the most effective use of technology in a project, unit or lesson should contact the coordinator assigned to their school (see assignments below). Coordinators can also help with locating digital resources and hardware needed for your project.

Pete Connors x7758:   BC, CL, ER, HH, SR, WE, WO, LMS, TMS, WHS

Josh Emond x7756:     CC, CS, FW, KO, SMS, NCHS, WTC

Todd Koren x7753:       ECC, FL, LW, MH, SV, WH, CMS, BHS, ATP

Gavin Molitor x7757:    AH, KE, MO, WM, KMS, NMS, IHS, NN, SAS

Staff Development (PD Place)
Browse all current professional development opportunities. Find classes by standards, certification requirements, date, or instructional focus.

Teacher’s Toolbox
Login to the NSD home page with your district username and password. Select Staff from the blue bar under the district logo. Teacher Toolboxes are located along the right side of the window. Select the appropriate toolbox from the list.

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