A Letter to the Dragon | By Lincoln Quteifan | August 2018
Welcome back to another school year in Halstead/Bentley. The technology department has had a very productive summer and we are ready to continue to serve our district to make education great. But first, I want to extend a sincere thank you to our Board of Education for their dedication to upgrading our technology needs and to our superintendent for trusting the technology department to implement the improvements and supporting our department. The district support staff has also worked hard and I want to thank them for helping process orders so that the materials arrived correctly and on time and a huge thank you to the maintenance department for their assistance with installation and facility preparation to help get classrooms tech-ready!
I am excited to let everyone know that we upgraded the bandwidth and improved the security of our network infrastructure. This will improve the quality of the educational technology in classrooms and all students and staff are welcome to use district wifi on their personal and school devices. Please contact the Tech Department by email for more information.
The Tech Department is dedicated to pushing forward so that educational technology is a tool to enhance the classroom. We look forward to supporting the district in their efforts to become a 1 to 1 school, and we are anxious to help enhance school safety; we will be installing a CCTV surveillance security system in the district. This is only a snap shot of our near future plans and we hope to have a chance to visit with all of you about these improvements.
Good luck with the start of a new school year and please feel welcome to contact me or anyone in the Technology Department. We are here to serve you and make technology work for you and your students!
Lincoln Quteifan - Systems Administrator
Meet the Dragon Tech Team
Lincoln Quteifan has joined Halstead/Bentley School District # 440 Technology Department in May 2017. He was born in Alva, Oklahoma and graduated from South Barber High School in Kiowa Kansas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva Oklahoma as well as a Diploma from Seward Country Community College Area Technical School in Electronics Technology. He has also completed several industry certifications such as Cisco Systems, A+, ITIL and CET.
Office: 316-835-2641 Ext. 2403
Linda Pummel Halstead/Bentley School District # 440 Technology Department in joined our staff in February of 2015. She comes from the Maize School District where she worked for 10 years. Linda earned her Comptia A+ certification in March of 2009. She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri.
Office: 316-835-2641 Ext. 2388
Functions that the Dragon Tech support
- Internet access
- WiFi access
- Backing up all data
- Interactive Smartboards
- Telephone (VOIP) setup & support
- District web server content
- Desktop/Laptop computers for faculty & Staff
- Email setup & support for staff & student
- Data & telephone wiring: New data & phone jacks
- Open and instructional computer labs & software
- District digital security: virus scanning software, firewalls, content filtering, etc.
- Database, file, & print servers, including data backup & restoration
- Login accounts & passwords for all computer & telephone system
- Google for Education Domain Administration
- Chromebook devices for students
- iPad devices for Library
Helpdesk - 316.835.2641 Ext. 2403/2388
After-hours calls, 7am-5pm, will be assured a voice mail and will be attended to the next business day.
In an after-hours emergency, a technician can be paged by calling 316.835.3079 or via email Tech@usd440.com