Student PUSD Gmail Accounts

In fifth grade students are assigned their own PUSD local network Gmail account. These student accounts will follow them all the way through high school. They are for internal use only and will not link to any outside Gmail accounts. These accounts are part of a closed loop, accessible to only their teachers and peers. These accounts allow students to collaborate constructively on tasks and for teachers to monitor, assess, and give feedback to student work.

Part of our mission is to educate students about the appropriate and safe use of email and the internet. To that end, students are required to sign and agree to a PUSD Acceptable Use Policy.

The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that is presented and signed by Wildwood students before they activate their gmail accounts lists the following: The full text can be viewed from the district’s website, PUSD AUP

1. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY COMPUTER ACCOUNT AND EMAIL ACCOUNT.
I understand that passwords are private and that I should not share my password with anyone.

2. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW I TREAT OTHER PEOPLE.
I will use the same rules of politeness online as I would in a classroom.

3. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY USE OF THE PUSD NETWORK.
I understand that if I see misuse, I will report it immediately to a teacher.

4. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR RESPECTING OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY ONLINE.
I will obey copyright laws. If there are questions, I should ask my teachers or librarian.

5. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR EDUCATIONAL USE WHILE AT SCHOOL.
I will follow instructions provided by teachers and other school staff in the use of technologies.
I understand that all digital transmissions are not private while at school.

6. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY LANGUAGE.
I will use appropriate language in my communications with others.

7. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY CONDUCT ONLINE.
I understand that what I do on the Internet should not negatively impact my school or classroom.

8. I AM RESPONSIBLE TO BE HONEST WHILE I AM ONLINE.
I understand that pretending to be someone else is forbidden.

9. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THE SCHOOL NETWORK.
I understand that vandalism, physical and virtual, is prohibited.

10. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING SCHOOL RULES WHENEVER I PUBLISH ANYTHING ONLINE.
I understand that it is unsafe to post any personal information about myself.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will my child be able to contact or be contacted by with a PUSD gmail account?
A PUSD student gmail account is for internal use only. Students may only communication with their PUSD teachers and other PUSD students within the district. They can not receive or send email outside of the district.

Will my child be able to IM (instant message) with his/her PUSD gmail account?
No, this function has been turned off for elementary account holders.

Who can see the contents of my child’s PUSD gmail account?
The contents of a student’s account may be viewed by the principal and that student’s teachers for the purpose of assessment, and collaboration.  Accounts will be reviewed to ensure use is only for constructive  purposes.