Google Workspace for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. At ISD 31, students will use their Google Workspace for Education accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, sign in to chromebooks and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills. 

ISD 31 Practices Regarding Google Workspace Accounts

Google Workspace accounts are created automatically as part of the student enrollment process. When creating student accounts, the students First Name and Last Name and a unique numerical ID are used to create a unique account. We also generate the password for the student. This is the only student information passed from ISD 31 to Google.

Google account usernames take the form of an email address: and students use this to log in to Google (either by logging in to a Chromebook or logging in via browser on a personal/family device).

While all students can access GMail, we have set restrictions on accounts for students up to and including 8th grade that prevent them from sending mail to or receiving mail from any user outside of the “” domain. The only exceptions to these restrictions are services used in the school setting that require a student email to create an account. For example; Students in some middle school IT classes use online tools on the Project Lead the Way website and need to verify their account via email in order to log in, or Students who need to participate in a Google Meet with a teacher may need to receive their Meet invite from Google via email.

In addition, we set user and browser settings to enforce Safe Search for Google search queries and restricted access to YouTube based on Google’s age restriction algorithms.

Using their Google Workspace for Education accounts, students may access and use the following “Core Services” offered by Google (described at 

  • Gmail
  • Currents
  • Calendar
  • Chrome Sync
  • Classroom
  • Cloud Search
  • Contacts
  • Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms
  • Drive
  • Groups
  • Google Hangouts, Google Chat, Google Meet, Google Talk
  • Jamboard
  • Keep
  • Sites
  • Vault

In addition, we also allow students to access certain other Google services with their Google Workspace for Education accounts. The following Additional Services are currently enabled for students:

  • Google Cloud Print
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps
  • Google Translate
  • YouTube
  • Blogger (grades 9-12)

If you have questions about our use of Google’s Google Workspace for Education accounts or the choices available to you, please contact your child’s building principal. If you want to learn more about how Google provides services to us, please review:

The Core Google Workspace for Education services are provided to us under Google Workspace for Education Agreement (at