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Birney Elementary School Office

BIRNEY ATTENDANCE Call 619-497-3500 or email

Connect to the Hive (Internet and Computer Access)

NEW Emergency Broadband Funding Available
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company using an online or mail-in application. Additional details, including eligibility and enrollment information, are available at or by calling 833-511-0311.

QUICK TECH HELP from SDUSD FAMILY SUPPORT LINE (619) 732-1400*  Need Help Connecting to the Internet? (619) 260-2460*

Possible Solutions


Zoom trouble?
Breathe, then 1, 2, 3

  1. log-out
  2. restart computer
  3. log back in 

Are you having trouble losing connectivity during zoom sessions? 

  •  At the start of the session, close all tabs or windows you don’t need at the time.
  • Try muting and turning off camera by clicking in the lower left icon for sound and video.
  • You may even need to power down other devices at home connected to the internet that are not in use. 

  • Update Chrome by turning off device and coming near the walls of any SDUSD school and restarting the computer.

  • If your device is still having problems, check-out the Family Support Website

OR go it alone and try the Technology Self-Help Tutorials Below...


Fun Math Ideas to Try with Your Child

Video de cuidar a los computadores y enlaces para llamar por asistancia 

Families @ Home - equity and racial inequality resources, mental health, food services, surviving
distance learning, 


CURRICULUM: Every Day, Every Lesson = 1 piece

puzzle pieces
Teachers have planned instruction and curriculum based on grade level expectations, IB units, and state standards. Most lessons and concepts build upon each other like building blocks or a jig-saw puzzle.


Computer tips: Check simplest solutions first 1) Check cord, unplug/replug in outlets 2) Close all tabs/apps, log-out, RESTART Still having problems with your device or need help with getting internet for your child?


EMAIL - NOTE: Although SDUSD student passwords contain the @ symbol, elementary students do NOT have a working email.

Teachers share information with parents or guardians using the current parent or guardian email on file for the parent.
Make sure you are able to access your email at all times.


All SDUSD students have Google for Education and Clever Accounts.
Students sign into their district Google account using their Active Directory ID and password
Google for Education Student Account: student ID # (For example:


We have been designated as a 1:1 district so all returning students will KEEP a school-issued device.Here are some good tips and resources for laptop care and digital citizenship for your review and use over the summer.

Videos for Laptop Care
Grades TK-2

Grades 3-5

Digital citizenship lessons to remind students about good behavior online

If your student(s) will be leaving the district, they WILL need to return their device and they may want to export all of their Google documents. See the link below for a set of screenshot directions on how to do this.

Thank you for helping your student be a responsible technology user and digital citizen!


NEW How-to Videos (Google Classroom, Clever, SeeSaw, Zoo)
In multiple languages

    Access all online platforms by signing into After signing in, look for the online platforms section. Here students will find links to Zoom calls, assignments and grades. Watch this video for how to sign in to Clever.

How to Access Applications and Platforms on Clever:
Spanish Spanish:
Vietnamese Vietnamese:
Tagalog Tagalog:
Arabic Arabic:

MORE languages Somali

ACCESS STUDENT GRADES - PARENT PORTAL Access Parent Portal for student grades/report cards

  • Need your Parent Portal Access code? 
    1) email
    2) include your full name & your child’s full name



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