Newman- Crows Landing Unified School District is excited to use G-Suite Google Apps For Education (GAFE) as a service for teachers and students to safely engage each other online.

What is G-Suite?
G-Suite for Education is a safe online collaborative learning environment. It is tightly integrated with our school network and Internet filter, and was developed and designed specifically for educational purposes. The only users on G-Suite are students and educational staff. We’ll be using it in a variety of ways, including learning Internet safety and digital citizenship, extending classroom discussions, collaborating on projects, creation, and completion of assignments, school-related only email correspondence between students/teachers, and more. G-Suite includes:

  • Easy access to good educational resources including, but not limited to, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and more.

  • Collaborative learning through groups, web pages, discussions, blogs, monitored messaging, and additional tools such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides and other apps that support student achievement.

  • Email – an individual internal email account for school use only and is managed, monitored and filtered by the district.

  • Private file storage for anywhere access to works in progress- no need for flash drives

  • Extensive monitoring and reporting

School Responsibility
As per school policies, all activities requiring Internet access will be supervised by the teacher at school. Internet safety education will be included as part of introducing new technology tools. Teacher supervision, the school web filter, and spot checking student accounts will be used to ensure that students’ use of digital tools follows district and school policy and procedures.

Student Responsibility
Students must agree to the G-Suite for Education terms of use upon their first log in. Everyone uses their real names (there is no anonymity). Everything a user posts, creates, or uploads will be logged and can be reviewed by school or district authorized staff. Students can access G-Suite for Education from anywhere they have access to the Internet. Use of G-Suite for Education is for educational purposes and all school rules and guidelines must be followed. Students will report any evidence of cyber bullying to a school administrator, guidance counselor, or teacher. Students will also follow their parent or guardian’s guidelines for use of Internet tools in and out of school.

Parent/Guardian Responsibility
Parents/Guardians understand that supervision of Internet use outside of school is your responsibility. Please discuss your family rules and expectations for using Internet based tools. Always report any evidence of cyber bullying or other inappropriate use to the school. You can ask that your child’s account be terminated by contacting a school administrator. If you would like to know more about G-Suite for Education, please visit https://edu.google.com/products/gsuite-for-education/

Google Apps for Education Digital Citizenship Pledge

  1. I will not share personal information online about myself or others such as home address, telephone number or age.

  2. I will not use bad language including acronyms or abbreviations.

  3. I will not have conversations or create posts or messages that would be inappropriate in the classroom.

  4. I will not threaten, insult, gossip, tease or be mean to others.

  5. I will respect the feelings and ideas of others.

  6. I will not add pictures or videos that would not be appropriate to share in the classroom.

  7. I will notify a teacher of any inappropriate content I find or anything that I find that makes me feel uncomfortable.

  8. I will not share my login information with anyone or allow anyone else to use my account, because I will be held responsible for anything that they do.

  9. I will not spam others.

  10. I will try my best to use correct grammar and spelling.

  11. I will not use ALL CAPITALS, because it is considered yelling and may offend others.

  12. I will check with my teacher whenever I have questions about any of these rules.