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Fencing Club

Fencing is about to explode upstate. Be part of this groundbreaking sport that teaches discipline, agility, honor and strength. This impressive activity will certainly make you stand out on college applications. Coaches from the same Rochester Fencing Club that has qualified ten Olympians and has produced two World Champions come to Canandaigua Academy four times per week in fall, winter, and spring 6-week seasons to teach beginners and returning fencers from 2:30-3:35 PM. Students in grades 9-12 train Mon & Wed; students in grades 6-8 train Tues & Thurs.

Generously funded for 2018-2019 through a Ralph C. Wilson Youth Sports Grant, the cost is only $25 per session with all equipment provided. The program includes two tournaments in Rochester in February and April with bus transportation cost only $5.

Limited to 20 Middle School and 20 Academy students.

Remote Access

Remote Access uses software called VMware View that allows you to connect to a windows computer at the school district remotely from any computer or tablet on the Internet. The computer you are connecting to is configured just like one that you would find in any of our computer labs with most of the software you would normally use.


You can connect with your browser (use the Remote Access button in your BravesLink) which will work for most uses or you can download a client for your device and connect with it. The client will give you USB connectivity for Windows and the Mac and a little better picture and sound quality.

**You can also download the Remote Access client onto your personal device for easier and more dynamic use of your school desktop.

Download Client

Instructions for Windows

Instructions for Mac


What are the requirements for my password?

Passwords must be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least 3 of the following 4 types of characters:
  • lower case letters (i.e. a-z)
  • upper case letters (i.e. A-Z)
  • numbers (i.e. 0-9)
  • special characters (e.g. ?,./|\">!@#$%^&*()_+{}[]~`:;"'<>?,./|\)

In addition, passwords must:

  • Not be a single word found in the dictionary (in any language), whether spelled forwards or backwards, or a single word preceded or followed by a digit (e.g., secret1, 1secret)

Note: It is OK to use real words in passwords as long as you use more than one and still include the different required character types. Modified dictionary words are even better.

  • Not include user name or login name
  • Not be a common keyboard sequence, such as "qwerty89" or "abc123"

How do I get working papers?

A green form for working papers can be picked up in the Counseling Center. Please follow the instructions for completion of this form. The following is required:

Part I - Your parent or guardian must sign the form and your social security number is required on the form.

Part II - If you are a student at Canandaigua Academy, please provide your date of birth on the form. Otherwise, you must have one of the items listed (birth certificate, state issued photo, I.D. driver's license, schooling record, etc.) to show evidence of age.

Part III - You must have had a physical examination and proof of a physical examination within the past 12 months in order to receive a working card. If you have had a physical, take the green form to the nurse's office. The nurse will record on this form the date of your physical. Otherwise, visit your doctor's office.

When all three parts (I-III) are completed, please bring the green form to one of the secretaries in the Counseling Center for a colored working card. Working cards are color coded (blue for ages 14-15, green for ages 16-17 and orange full time for ages 16-17. You must appear in person to sign the working card.

How do I take my Google Drive with me when I graduate?

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Google Takeout

Google Takeout is the backup service provided to you through your Google Apps Account. Make sure you are logged into Google Apps account and then navigate to (NOTE:This link will direct you to a website not affiliated with the Canandaigua City School District. We are not responsible for the content of the site). This will bring you to the advanced settings within your Google Apps account which host the Google Takeout application.

How to store your Chromebook over Summer

Prepare Chromebooks for long-term storage
  1. Charge your Chromebooks so that the battery is at least 80% full. This ensures that even when the battery discharges while unplugged over the summer, it won’t fully run out of power.
  2. To slow the discharge rate during storage, do not physically remove the battery from the Chromebook for storage. Instead, take the following steps:
    1. Connect the device to a charger and turn it on.
    2. Hold Refresh and Power at the same time.
    3. While holding these keys, remove the power cable from device and then release the keys. The device should shut down and remain off.
    4. Confirm the battery disconnect worked by pressing the power button.

The device should not power on, despite having a battery charge. The Chromebook won’t power on by touching the power button or opening the lid, until you plug the device back to a power source.

This is the ideal way to store devices. It reduces battery discharge to a minimum, prevents constant charge and discharge from reducing the battery life, and keeps the Chromebook in a stable, powered-off state.

Note: If you can’t put your model of Chromebook into the battery disconnect state described above, charge the battery to at least 80%. Then, turn off the Chromebook, unplug it from a power source, and store it in a cool, dry place.

Do Not Store Chromebooks with Dead Batteries

Fully discharging a lithium ion battery is one of the worst things you can do for battery care. When your Chromebook is not able to run on its battery because it has run out of “juice”, the battery is still not completely discharged. It just can not provide enough power to run the Chromebook. Now, if you take this Chromebook and put it on a shelf for 2-3 months, it will fully discharge prior to using it again. This could cause irreparable damage to the battery.

Instead, charge your Chromebooks before storing them. Most experts say to store lithium ion batteries with about 40% remaining in them. The recommendation is just to fully or close to fully charge your Chromebooks before storing them.

Completely Shut Down Chromebooks

When you typically use a Chromebook you probably don’t shut it down between uses. Either you log off and close the lid, or you lock the Chromebook by closing the lid, or let the Chromebook sit. In all of these cases (with default settings) the screen will turn off eventually. It doesn’t shut down though. Instead it goes into standby. Standby only uses a little about of power, but it does still use it.

To completely shutdown the Chromebook, you can do this by holding down the power button on the Chromebook until the screen goes blank. This should take less than 5-7 seconds. When you release the power button the screen should remain blank. Occasionally logging off or shutting down your Chromebook is also important for keeping your Chrome OS update to date.

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Safe School HelpLine

Use the Safe School Helpline to report threats of violence, suicide and illegal activity that could harm students in our schools.

Your call is private, confidential, and anonymous!

Call: 1-800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359
(1-800-418-6423 ext.359)

Text: 66746, TIPS