Welcome to a new and exciting academic session. It is a honour to be part of your children’s learning process this year.
My name is Mr. Okechukwu Alozie and I am married with two gorgeous children; the head of Library Services for the whole school (Junior and Senior). Our able and energetic team this year has Mrs. Olajumoke Ejaife, Mrs. Safiyah Abdussalam and Mr. Isaiah McinTosh.
We communicate with our students through Edmodo, a portal that enables us to send assignments and get feedback from our students in record time. Students would have login with the following codes for the various year groups to access Edmodo of the Library:
We work with a digital Library Management system called Eclipse.Net. This is your gateway to books, websites and other resources in the school. The new system allows students, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online and students are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books that they may like to read. Varieties of links are being added to aid and vary the educational and reading scope of our learners.
The library catalogue, now searchable online, includes about 32,000 books and audio-visual resources as well as many thousands of approved websites. You can access the system via the school website at: [http://www.cislagos.org] (from the Library interface).
In order to access this programme, you might need to install Microsoft Silverlight; please allow this to be downloaded and installed on your computer as the system cannot run without it. There is also an App called ‘iMLS’, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android & Windows Phone 7. This App can be freely downloaded by going to your App provider and searching ‘iMLS’.
Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help to support our commitment to improving our students’ literacy standards. Your KS2, KS3 and KS4 children have login details for the new system which is their school email address as their username access and a generic password: cislagos. Students are expected to change this as soon as they log on so as to protect their personal access codes from other users. You can also track their borrowing history and perhaps help them to choose their next read.
Parents please come into the Library to register as users and for those who are already registered, send me an email to request for your very own username and password. The school is strongly committed to promoting reading for pleasure.
We have also purchased the license to Britannica Online. Encyclopaedia Britannica is a leading provider of learning and knowledge products, which provides one of the world’s most trusted sources of information on every topic imaginable – from the origins of the universe, to current events and everything in between.
The recent Britannica Online School Edition is a unique, online resource designed to meet the learning needs of students and teachers.
Welcome to Literacy Pro by Scholastic Learning Zone (SLZ).
This is our fourth year of using this platform and is where our students have the chance to read their favourite books, take tests on the book they have read and are graded to determine their lexile strength.
Books within their lexile range are therefore suggested to them as they work through Lit Pro. This will in turn produce more confident and understanding readers. Reading, after all, is the key to every academic area is school. Certificates are awarded by SLZ.
The link to our SLZ school portal is https://slz03.scholasticlearningzone.com/slz-portal/#/login2/NGAXG7X
Your children’s login details will be given to them by their teachers.
Staff and students can access this link from the School Intranet.
Have fun using the new interface and be sure you familiarise yourself with all the new features. Don’t be afraid to click on the links to find out what information is behind them, as we will share regular updates and links to assist you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Okechukwu Sunny Alozie
Head of Library Services