Google Information for Families

How does my child log in to their district issued Google account?

  • All student Google accounts will begin with ” s.” followed by student firstname.lastname @redclayschools.com
    (e.g. s.john.smith@redclayschools.com).
  • The default password for students is the student's ID number unless the student changed the password.
  • Students are able to change their passwords to ensure privacy.
  • Ask your child's teacher if you need help identifying your child's username or password.
  • Student account passwords can be reset by the school librarian as well.
  • Students can access their Google account through ClassLink. Students log into ClassLink with their Red Clay Google credentials.
  • Video: How to log in to my Google account - for students and families

How does my child access their saved Google files on their Chromebook?

  • Students can locate Google Drive through ClassLink. Students log into ClassLink with their Red Clay Google credentials.
  • Google Drive is a file storage service created by Google. Files are saved to the cloud and can therefore be accessed by users at any time and from any device. Users and also easily share and collaborate on Google files with others.
  • Every file in the district managed Google Drive goes through filtering software that scans for language.
  • Red Clay issues Google for Education accounts for all students and educators. Therefore, these users have unlimited Google Drive storage.
  • Click here for support on How to Use Google Drive
  • Video: Getting Started with Google Drive

How do I help my child organize their Google Drive files?


How do I help my child locate specific files in their Google Drive?


How does my child use their district issued Gmail account?

  • Every email sent and received from a school email account (whether from any home, school or public computer or mobile device) goes through filtering software that scans for language and images.
  • If a student receives any inappropriate email, it should be reported to the school principal immediately.
  • Students in grades K-5, do not have access to Gmail.
  • Students in grades 6-8, have access to Internal Gmail. These students are able to email anyone in the @redclayschools.com domain.
  • Students in grades 9-12, have full access to Gmail.
  • Students that have access to their Gmail account may use them to email their teacher.

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