LOCAL INNOVATION PLAN
Posted February 1, 2017
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Student Google accounts which include email accounts are created for all Redwater ISD students in grades 2-12 to provide them with a safe and monitored environment to master the state required digital communication standards that are part of their TEKS in multiple content areas.
How do students sign in to their email accounts? They will sign in to their Google accounts to access their email using the following steps.
Digital safety is important to Redwater ISD. While security is not guaranteed, RISD has taken steps to establish safety guidelines. The email system is set up so that students in grades 2-8 will be able to send and receive messages only to RISD staff and students, and not from external email systems. All student Google Drives and email are monitored and recorded. If an email is inappropriate, it is blocked. Student Google Drives and email are filtered by a Human Monitoring Service (HMS). With HMS, there are three levels of email violations.
The following message is added to the bottom of each student email: This message is recorded by Redwater ISD and may be retrieved by faculty and administration.
The student Google accounts and email are to be used primarily for learning purposes consistent with the district's mission and goals, but some limited personal use is permitted if allowed by the teacher. RISD looks forward to continuing to partner with parents and community in educating our students about the importance of digital safety and citizenship. Students are expected to adhere to the RISD Responsible Use of Technology Agreement.