Daily Announcements

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Underclassmen pictures are scheduled for January 14 and 15 in the JHS auditorium. On-campus students will be photographed via their English class. Cady Studios will be on campus an extra hour (2:45-3:45 p.m.) to photograph virtual students who would like to be in the yearbook. Covid safety precautions will be in place. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Chase Johnson, Sonia McIntire, Jack Molback, Analhee Tejada, and Calvin Trudeau! Happy belated birthday to Mrs. Washington, whose birthday was yesterday.

Required Lesson 2 of our TechSafe Training is Password Security. Here are the Top Ten Tips for Password Safety by the Cyberbullying Research Center, www.cyberbullying.us

  1. Never, ever give your password on Social Media, email, or any similar service or cell phone unlock code to a friend. Friendships sometimes don’t last, and that password or PIN can be used against you.
  2. Remember your secret answer. When you create an online account, and it asks you to provide an accurate answer to a question you should know ‐ don’t treat it lightly or as a joke. Make sure it’s something you will remember months and years from now in case you have a problem at that time.
  3. Do not use passwords based on personal information (your login name, birthdate, address, phone number, middle name, pet’s name, etc.).
  4. Use a mixture of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and nonalphabetic characters (symbols) if possible.
  5. Change your password often. It takes time and is a bit of a chore, but do it anyway. It takes more time and is more of a chore to try to recover from a hacked account or from identity theft.
  6. Never provide your password over email or in response to an email request.
  7. Make your own acronym by creating a phrase that means something to you, and group together the first letter of each word. Use numbers and symbols when you can. Make sure the acronym you create is at least seven characters. For example: “Last week I fell down thirty stairs” (Lw1fd30$) “It’s 3am, I must be lonely” (I3amimbL) • “My boyfried got me a dog for Christmas” ([email protected])
  8. Do not place a written copy of your password on the side of your monitor, under your keyboard, under your mousepad, etc. Figure out a secure place where you can store the passwords you write down, if possible – never write down any passwords; it is best to commit them to memory.
  9. Do not type passwords on computers that you do not own, control, or fully trust. Computers in Internet cafés, computer labs, airports, libraries, or similar public places should only be used for anonymous Web browsing, and not for logging into our online accounts.
  10. Don’t use the same password across all of the online accounts you have. Try to use different passwords at different sites, so that one hacked account doesn’t lead to other accounts being hacked.