The Merced Union High School District is a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) district. This site provides helpful information related to students' GAFE accounts, related policies and procedures, videos, and device tutorials. Students should contact their site library staff with any questions or concerns.
Merced Union High School District is a Google Apps for Education district. All students and staff have district-provided email accounts that provide access to the entire suite of Google products, such as YouTube, Drive, Draw, and Calendar. Even though we use the Google platform the accounts and all of the data within them are owned by the district. District administration and IT staff can access all data generated in school-provided accounts (i.e. there is no expectation of privacy on school accounts or equipment).
Student Google accounts
Students can sign in to their muhsdstudents.org account at www.google.com.
MUHSD devices can only be logged on using MUHSD-provided accounts.
For all Google account issues see the school site library staff.
Student email addresses are composed of the student's first initial, their last name, their permanent ID number, and "@muhsdstudents.org"
Example: Joe Smith, ID number 112358 has email address email@example.com
For students with a hyphenated name or two last names, only the first last name is used in the email address.
Example: Mary Jones-Brown, ID number 314159 has email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Example: Alexis Miller Wright, ID number 135711 has email address email@example.com
Students' temporary passwords, for first login only, is their birth date written as an 8-digit number
Example: Joe's birth date is February14, 2002. His password is 02142002
When students first log in they will be required to change their passwords. Passwords should meet the following criteria:
Passwords must be at least 8 characters long
Passwords should be easy for the student to remember but hard for others to guess
A multi-word phrase is a good password (Longer passwords are harder to crack)
Use Numbers and special characters to make the password harder to crack
Why students should check their email daily:
Email is an important means of communication in most industries-- develop the habit of checking it daily
Important announcements from principals, counselors, library staff, the student body office, and college and career counselors are usually sent by email.
Staff Google accounts
Staff accounts are composed of the employee's first initial and last name followed by "@muhsd.org"
Because there are multiple staff with the same first initial and last name there is some variation on this formula. Please visit the appropriate site's directory to confirm the address. The school site library staff can reset staff passwords and troubleshoot account problems.
Please see the school site library staff to troubleshoot issues associated with any accounts or login issues related to district curriculum and/or ClassLink.
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