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St. Alphonsus is now using Google Suite for Education in grades 3-8. G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Drive, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. At SAS, students will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, sign into their Chromebooks, and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills.

We have had a few questions from parents regarding what your child can and can’t do with this account. Here is what you need to know!


What will my child have access to?

  • Students will be able to use their account to log into the Chromebook

    • A Chromebook is a laptop that runs Google Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud.

  • Application such as Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

    • These apps are web-based services that enable the user to create, edit, share, collaborate, draw, export, and embed content on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms.

  • Students will join Google classroom. Teachers set up a classroom on their google account and students can view assignments and submit work.

  • Other educational apps that have been pre-approved by the school technology coordinator and teachers. These include math Prodigy and iXL learning apps, as well and writing apps such as No Red Ink and Wri

What apps have been disabled by the Google Admin?

  • Student will NOT have access to email, chatting (exception: collaboration within a single classroom that has been enabled by the teacher), YouTube, Google Hangouts, Google meetings, Blogger, web store, and more.

  • Students will NOT be able to collaborate with users outside of the St. Alphonsus domain.