COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 32
February 2, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Workshop on Downloading/Printing Superintendent's Memos


 In an effort to respond to the needs of the school
  divisions, the Department of Education will conduct five-hour
  workshops on downloading and printing Superintendent's
  Memos from Virginia's PEN.  The first workshop, which will
  serve as a "prototype" for all of the others, will be held
  on March 5, 1996, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Attached is a
  course outline to help you determine if such a class would
  be helpful to your staff. For this first "test" class,
  attendance will be limited to 20 participants on a "first
  come, first serve" basis.  When the first class is
  completed, additional classes will be scheduled to
  accommodate at least one person from each school division.
  
  Completion of the attached form by February 19, 1996 will
  enable us to begin planning for the workshops. 
  Unfortunately, the Department will not be able to cover
  expenses for the person you nominate.
  
  Please contact Richard Schley, (rschley@pen.k12.va.us or
  804/371-6882) for any questions.
  
  
  WCBJr/fc
  
  Attachments
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  TRAINING OUTLINE FOR DOWNLOADING AND PRINTING SUPERINTENDENT'S
  MEMOS
  
  
  
  1. Accessing Superintendent's Memos on Virginia's PEN
     -    This will be a short session on the three different
          methods that Superintendent's Memos can be assessed
          via Virginia's PEN.
  
  
  2. Printing Directly from Virginia's PEN
     -    This section will teach staff how to print
          Superintendent's Memos directly from Virginia's PEN.
  
  
  3. Downloading Memos from Virginia's PEN
     -    This section will teach staff how to download
          documents from Virginia's PEN so that they might be
          accessible at the local PC.
  
  
  4. Formatting Superintendent's Memos in WordPerfect
     -    This section will teach staff how to quickly format
          downloaded memos in WordPerfect.
  
  
  5. Loading Netscape
     -    This section will teach staff how to load and
          execute software necessary to access Virginia's PEN
          via the World Wide Web.  Staff will be provided
          copies of this software to take back to their
          offices for their school division's use.
  
  
  6. Accessing and Downloading Superintendent's Memos via
     Netscape
     -    This section is similar to sections 1 and 2 above -
          but it will use the simpler approach through
          Netscape.
  
  
  7. Printing Superintendent's Memos via Netscape
     -    This section will allow staff to print
          Superintendent's Memos via Netscape.
        WORKSHOP ON DOWNLOADING/PRINTING SUPERINTENDENT'S MEMOS
  
                       REGISTRATION FORM
  
  
  
  SCHOOL DIVISION                                                
  
  
  
  NAME OF APPLICANT                                              
  
  
  POSITION                                                          
  
  
  
  STREET ADDRESS                                                    
  
  
  
  CITY, STATE, ZIPCODE                                           
  
  
  
  TELEPHONE NUMBER       (        )                              
  
  
  
  
  Computer used to download Superintendent's Memos: MS/DOS       
  
  
  
  Macintosh              Other (please specify)                
  
  
  
  
  Wordprocessing Software and Version number                     
  
  
  
  
  
  Please return completed form by FAX (#804/371-2455) or mail
                   by February 19, 1996, to:
  
  
                       Richard L. Schley
                Instructional Media and Training
                    Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                 Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120