Monday, August 24, 2015

Google Account Info for 2015/16


Welcome back! It's going to be an awesome year!

Here's what you need to know about Google accounts for students. All students in the Manchester School District have a Google account.

Google ID for Students: Student user IDs are based on LASSIDs and look like lassid@mansd.org -- for example -- 12345678@mansd.org. This creates a uniform ID that is also the same as a student's lunch and library ID.

Passwords for Students: Effective September 1, 2015 all student passwords will be reset. The new default password will be the students' date of birth in the format mmddyyyy. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that all students choose a new password. Look for resources on choosing and managing passwords at  http://googleresources.mansd.org/resources.

Remember to protect your account and create a secure password. Always SIGN OUT when finished with your account, especially on shared or public devices.

PASSWORD RESET for Staff and Students: District Google/Gmail passwords must be reset by a Google Administrator. If you change your password and forget what it is please look on the left menu  at googleresources.mansd.org for the password reset links. A lightweight admin role can be assigned to staff who would like to be able to reset student passwords on their own. Please contact Liane at lstlaurent@mansd.org.

STUDENT EMAIL:

Elementary: Although student usernames are based on a lasid@mansd.org email address, Gmail is turned OFF for students in Grades K-5.
Middle School: Students may correspond with staff in students in mansd.org and with approved domains
High School: Currently no restrictions. Staff are advised to model good digital citizenship in the classroom. Students are advised to use a personal email address for personal correspondence.

ALL STUDENT EMAIL IS FILTERED AND MONITORED.