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 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 GAFE 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. MBC 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
  • 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 GAFE 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 GAFE from anywhere they have access to the Internet. Use of GAFE 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 GAFE, please visit http://www.google.com/edu/about.html.