The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District will be providing district-issued email accounts to all students in the District beginning on the second semester of 2012-2013 school year. This new service is part of a set of tools called “Google Apps for Education” that we are making available to all active students.
Providing a district-issued email account to each student is part of our efforts to foster a 21st century learning environment. Email is a valuable communication tool in today’s world. We believe that learning how to use and maintain a professional email account is necessary for succeeding in college and in the workforce. By providing a district-issued email account to each student, we are not only opening the opportunity for our students to practice the appropriate use of professional email, but we are giving them a tool with immediate use in their academic life. Some immediate uses of a district-issued email account include:
- Communicating with teachers (e.g. for questions, extra help, or homework)
- Communicating with other students (e.g. to coordinate group homework)
- Communicating with outside professionals (e.g. with a college professor or book author as part of a research project)
- Communicating with colleges (e.g. for college application or to request information)
With this new educational opportunity also comes responsibility. It is important that parents and students read the guidelines for appropriate email use distributed to them and available in this website.
For regulatory purposes, all student emails are archived and accessible by school administrators. As such, student email will be monitored for inappropriate use. Inappropriate system use can result in the loss of the privilege to use this educational tool, as well as result in possible disciplinary or legal actions.
Finally, we believe the full benefit of this educational opportunity is achieved by using the fully featured email account we are providing to our students. However, if parents do not feel comfortable with their child using an email account that can communicate outside the school district, we do offer the option to request a limited email account designed to communicate only within the school district. Students with a limited email account won’t be able to communicate with colleges nor with outside professionals with their district-issued email account. To request a limited email account, parents should fill out the “Request for Restricted Email Account” form that is available on the Forms section of this website. Parents do not need to fill out this form unless they are specifically requesting a limited email account.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s building administration or the Coordinator of Technology (see “Contact Us”).