Email Accounts for Middle School Students

Upon entering sixth grade, all West Shore School District students receive a District email address (Example: [email protected]). Students will keep the email account assigned to them for as long as they are a student in the West Shore School District.

All middle school students receive training on email composition and etiquette in sixth grade during their Computer class. Student email is provided to enhance learning experiences outside the traditional classroom, and provide new opportunities for students to research, collaborate, problem solve, present information, and connect with each other. Additionally, the District provided email account can be used to receive reminders about assignments and class announcements via Schoology and receive notifications related to files in their Google Drive folders.

At the middle school level, email access is limited to student to student, student to District staff, and student to an approved list. Because emails are blocked from outside the District, and by all individuals not on the approved list, students should not receive spam or unsolicited messages. In addition, while teachers are able to communicate directly with students and vice versa, middle school students are not be able to send messages to accounts outside the District or to those not on the approved list.

To access their school email from a home device, students should visit https://mail.google.com  

Parents can also access their student’s email account and view their sent and received messages from this URL. Each student’s username and password is available online in PowerSchool (web version only, the mobile PowerSchool app version does not have the ability to display the link) in the left-hand navigation bar directly above the Schoology link.

All middle school student to student emails will be archived for one school year (July 1-June 30). All student to District staff emails will be archived for two years from the date they are sent.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child’s Computer teacher or Mr. Steven Vogelsong, Coordinator of Technology and Media Services ([email protected]).
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