|Tool / App||Microsoft Office 365|
|Online file storage||OneDrive|
|Word processing||Word Online|
|Form/Survey||Excel Online Survey|
|Classroom Collaboration||Class Notebook|
|Email / Calendar||
Activated for GISD employees
& Grades 2-12 Students
Microsoft Office 365 accounts fall under Georgetown ISD’s Technology Responsible Use Policy for Students and for Employees, which outlines responsible and appropriate use of school computers, accounts, networks, and systems. Students and employees may access their Microsoft Office 365 accounts from home, but the accounts are intended for educational use, not personal use. District administrators are able to access student accounts when needed, and have the right to monitor account usage and deny access if students are not following the Technology Responsible Use Policy for Students.
How does Georgetown ISD keep Grades 2-12 students safe when using email?
Georgetown ISD considers student needs, teacher needs, safety, and privacy when planning to provide new tools to students. GISD has implemented the following measures for Microsoft Office 365 Outlook Email for students in grades 2-12:
- Students are permitted to email other GISD students and staff, but they cannot send email to or receive email from non-GISD email addresses.
- If a campus, grade level, or class needs access to send/receive email outside of GISD for a project, for example, this can be enabled temporarily.
- Georgetown ISD uses Gaggle’s Safety Management for Office 365 to monitor and filter student email. Gaggle’s safety features include a blocked words list, an anti-pornography scanner, and a team of Gaggle representatives working to keep students safe while using email. Gaggle archives student emails for at least one year after they are sent.