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Google Apps for Education Family Information

Google Apps for Education Family Information

King George County Public Schools will be providing students and teachers with Google Apps for Education, a free web-based program for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools. Google Apps for Education also includes a password-protected e-mail account for internal school use only.

Google Apps for Education runs on an Internet domain owned by the King George County School Division and is intended for educational use only. The following services are available to each student and hosted by Google as part of King George County School System’s online presence in Google Apps for Education:

  • Mail - Students will not be emailing in the traditional sense. Students will only be able to send and receive email from teachers and other students. All outside email is blocked. Students will not be able to email or receive email from any email address other than a user at studentID@kgcs.k12.va.us. Students will be able to check email from any location, home, school, etc.
  • Calendar - an individual calendar providing the ability to organize schedules, daily activities, and assignments
  • Docs - a word processing, spreadsheet, drawing, and presentation toolset that is very similar to Microsoft Office

Using these tools, students collaboratively create, edit and share files and websites for school related projects and communicate via email with other students and teachers. These services are entirely online and available 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer. Examples of student use include showcasing class projects, building an electronic portfolio of school learning experiences, and working in small groups on presentations to share with others.

Students will adhere to the King George County Acceptable Technology Use Policy and Guidelines. They are expected to follow school policies for appropriate use when using Google Apps. These services are considered an extension of the school’s network. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use as school and service administrators have the right and ability to monitor user accounts for policy and security enforcement. Students are responsible for their behavior at all times.

Parent Responsibility 

After having read the information on Google Apps for Education, if you DO NOT agree to have your child use this program, please inform your child’s homeroom teacher in writing by September 30 of this school year.