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    Steelton-Highspire School District

    250 Reynders Avenue

    Steelton, PA  17113

    Telephone (717) 704-3801

    FAX (717) 704-3808

     Downloadable version of this SHSD Google Apps for Education Parent and Student Letter.pdf

         

    Dear parents/guardians:

    The Steelton-Highspire School District is striving to integrate technology into our classrooms as an additional teaching and learning tool. As part of this effort, the district is now using Google Apps for Education (GSUITE) and will be assigning accounts to our staff and students.

    GSUITE is a Google cloud service for schools that allows teachers and students access to word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentation tools, Google drive( an online folder to save documents), and many other tools to allow for collaboration.

    Safety and security of our students and their accounts are important to the district. Therefore, these Google accounts will reside on our own Google Domain, which is owned by the District and is intended for educational use only. Students will only be able to collaborate and communicate with other students and staff whose accounts are within this domain. These accounts also comply with legal requirements for safety and security such as the Child Internet Protection Act and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

    At the beginning of the school year, students will review expectations and procedures for accessing their Google accounts with their classroom teachers. Computer teachers will also provide students with their individual login information to access their accounts. As a district, we also continuously educate the staff and students on proper use of technology and online resources known as digital citizenship.

    We recognize you may have additional questions. Therefore, you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the district website: http://www.shsd.k12.pa.us/Page/4500

    Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

     

     

Last Modified on August 23, 2017