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:
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.
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.