CYBER THIEVES ARE OUT TO GET YOU! TODAY IF POSSIBLE!
WAIT! Don’t open that email! At least not until you are sure where it came from.
Cyberattacks are real, every day real, and they come at us each day in a wide variety of seemingly harmless emails. Malicious email remains one of the most significant and ongoing computer security threats facing the Fort Worth ISD. Cybercriminals use various email-based traps to deliver malware, lure victims to malicious websites, and steal log-on credentials. And, all of us need to understand these threats and learn what we can do about it.
The FWISD Information Technology Department battles daily with domestic criminals, foreign countries and other hackers. But YOU can have a big impact on the success of our cybersecurity effort with just a few simple steps.
Using tools built-in to your email program, you can help determine if email arriving in your inbox is legitimate, junk (such as marketing items), or phishing. Whether you are using Microsoft Outlook or Office365 for your email, there is a simple solution to help keep you and FWISD safe.
On Office365, whether you are accessing email at your desk or off campus, click on the small icon located near the top of the page (see pictures below). This will open a dialogue box that allows you to mark the email as junk, phishing, not junk or other. Make a selection and follow the instructions.
When using Microsoft Office Outlook to access your email, the steps are almost exactly the same. Click the button at the top right-hand corner of the page labeled “Report Message” and make a selection from the drop down box (see pictures below).
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER VACATION?
The Fort Worth ISD Communications Department will continue to publish Inside FWISD throughout the summer months.
Let us know how you're spending your summer.
Throughout the summer break, don't forget to email us with photos of your travels, professional development activities and just simply how you're spending your vacation. We'd love to share some of those photos with your colleagues in future Inside FWISD editions throughout the summer.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Evacuation Chair Training: The Fort Worth ISD Safety and Security Department conducted evacuation chair training on Wednesday, June 26. FWISD employees learned how to use the chairs to get someone out of the building safely during an emergency. The chairs were recently installed at the Central Administration Building, Professional Development Center and will be installed at the new Teaching and Learning Center on Bridgewood Drive.
Vital Link: Now in its 28th year, Vital Link is a free, week-long, half-day unpaid internship program for rising seventh graders that's designed to demonstrate the connection between what is learned in the classroom and what is needed for success in the workplace. Students are currently interning with multiple local businesses including Tarrant County College, Texas Christian University, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Balfour Beatty, and the Trinity River Authority. Vital Link 2019 started June 10 and concluded June 21.
FWISD Basketball Camp: Fort Worth ISD’s annual Basketball Camp was hosted June 17-20. The one-week camp, which had 48 rising third through ninth graders registered, emphasized basic basketball fundamental instruction in shooting, ball-handling, offensive moves, footwork, defensive positioning and rebounding.
AHHS Summer Dance Intensive: The Arlington Heights High School Dance Department hosted its Summer Dance Intensive camp June 10-21. Dance classes included ballet, modern, body work and choreography/composition.
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