ldcsbAs we move forward with our Multi-Year Strategic Planning, one of our goals is to engage in innovative and collaborative organizational practices that will increase our efficiency
Beginning in September, in partnership with one of our vendors, A. F. Enterprise, the staff and students of the LDCSB will all receive a RFID (Radio Frequency ID) palm tattoo. These RFID palm tattoos will replace staff and student ID cards and provide everyone seamless access to all our LDCSB schools and facilities. Staff and students will no longer be required to enter a userid and password to access the Boards computers or online websites, email, file storage, or virtual learning (VLE) management system. (The VLE provides students and staff access to online courses. This will be particularly useful should the government proceed with the proposed plan to have all students take four online courses.) This new RFID Palm Technology will open a new world of convenience for all Board employees and students. We heard from many staff how inconvenient it was when you forgot your ID tag at home and were unable to gain access to the school. No worries, with the new RFID palm tattoo, by waving your hand two times near the outside palm reader will gain you access to the building and further for your convenience, waving your hand three times near the room palm reader will open your classroom door. Student attendance will also be made easier. When students enter your classroom they be asked to move their hand horizontally back and forth across the palm reader which will then automatically record their attendance.
While students will receive only one tattoo, staff will receive two tattoos, one on each palm. This added feature will allow staff to control the heating and lighting in their classrooms. Two claps will turn the lights on and three claps will turn the lights off.
Please stay tuned! Our hope is to begin implementing this new PALM technology in the fall and have all our staff and students set up with their own personal RFID thumb tattoos by April 1, 2020. We thank A. F. Enterprise for partnering with us.