Passwords are the key to almost everything you do online and you undoubtedly have multiple passwords that you use throughout each day. Therefore, creating strong passwords and managing them securely is fundamental to the safety of all students, staff, and families.
Staff can reset their own network, Microsoft 365, and/or GSuite passwords, as well as those of their students. Click on the links below to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I create the same password for all my students?
Providing your students all the same simple password (ex. pass) means that every student’s account is vulnerable. Other students can then access any student’s account and delete all their files or assume their identity when engaging in malicious or inappropriate online activities. All students, even primary students, should be provided with a unique password (as the teacher you can write it on a card for them for reference if they forget). A helpful tool to create simple, but unique passwords for younger students is dinopass.com.
Can I share my password with others?
Can I use the same password with different accounts?
While you are able to reuse a password across multiple accounts, this practice can make you extremely vulnerable to hackers (ex. if one of your accounts is compromised, all your other accounts that use the same password are too). Many phishing scams involve a hacker getting your password for one account and then turning around and trying to use that same password for other services (ex. banking) knowing than many people unfortunately use the same password for multiple online services.
What do I do if I am already using the same password across multiple accounts?
How long does my password need to be?
How often should I change my password?
Recent research has shown that constantly having to change your password can lead to poor password practices (ex. such as writing it down on a sticky note and putting it under your keyboard). Therefore, as a district we do not require you to ever change your password. That being said, if your account is compromised you may have to change your password with the support of our Learning Technology Department. We also highly recommend you change your password any time you believe your account might have been compromised (ex. if you clicked on a phishing scam, if you are noticing unusual activity in your account, etc.).