Frequently Asked Questions

What are Google Accounts for Education?

Google Accounts for Education are a suite of web-based programs that allow for collaborative study anytime, anywhere with peers and teachers.

What apps are part of my child’s Google Account for Education?

Through Google Accounts for Education, students will have access to a suite of web-based programs that provide word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, research, and collaboration tools.

In addition, students will be given a CVSD Gmail account for collaboration and communication, and to provide access to certain educationally-based subscriptions, such as Moodle and Reading Eggs. The Gmail accounts will have restrictions that limit emails to CV staff and students only.

Is my child’s Google Account for Education secure?

As always, safety and security of our students and their accounts are of paramount priority. Therefore, these Google Accounts will reside on a CV Schools Internet 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. Additionally, these accounts comply with legal requirements for safety and security, such as the Child Internet Protection Act and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. As an added security measure, the district has set restrictions on the educational apps that will be utilized as part of each child’s Google Account. These restrictions dictate what information may be shared and who may access information, amongst other guidelines. Please also keep in mind that these accounts and all content contained within the accounts are the property of CVSD and may be reviewed at anytime. Any violation of School Board policy using Google Accounts will be addressed as outlined in the appropriate policy(ies).

Can I opt my child out of Google Accounts for Education?

Google Accounts for Education have many educational benefits. However, after discussing and reviewing these benefits, if you still feel it is best for your child to not have a Google Account, you may complete an annual opt-out form through CVSIS using the annual verification form. 

How can my child access his/her Google Account?

As a cloud-based suite, Google Accounts will be available at school and at home via the Internet. Students will log in using their email and unique password.

What are the educational benefits of Google Accounts for Education?

Google Accounts for Education allow for collaborative study anytime, anywhere with peers and teachers. Students will be able to create, share and edit files in Google Drive (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.); will be able to communicate with CV teachers/peers through Gmail; and will be able to collaborate through Google Hangouts for educational purposes (homework help, classroom project discussions, etc.).

How will we educate our students about Google Accounts?

During the first few weeks of school, students will review expectations and procedures for accessing their Google accounts. Teachers will also provide students with their individual login information to access their accounts. In addition, we will continue to educate students on digital citizenship through homeroom meetings and building assemblies.

What grade levels will receive Google Accounts for Education?

Students in grades K-12 will receive Google Accounts for Education.

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