Google Services in the SMS Classroom
The 2017-18 school year marks the second year Shaker students have been provided access to Google services such as Google Drive, Docs, and Classroom. Over this time, students in kindergarten through 8th grade were provided a Shaker Google account after a signed permission slip was returned indicating parent/guardian consent.
As the district evolves and grows in its use of Google services in the classroom, it has become more important than ever for students to have access early in the school year. As a result, Shaker Schools will move to an "opt out" approach for parent/guardian student Google account consent. With this new approach, Shaker students will be provided a Shaker Google account, with access to grade level appropriate Google services (see table below), beginning October 2, 2017. At any time prior to or after this date, parents/guardians may opt their student(s) out of having a Google account by contacting the main office of their student’s school. If a parent/guardian opts their student out of Google services, the district will adjust account settings to prohibit access accordingly.
Please refer to the table below for a summary of Google services available to students.