Riviera Hall Lutheran School – Google Apps for Education
RHLS uses a Google program called Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to provide Google Accounts to the teachers and students (Grades 3-8). This gives them access to email and to other Google Applications such as Classroom, Drive, and Docs. These addresses all end in @rivierahall.org.
In order for parents to more easily interact with their child’s teacher(s) and have access to shared documents, photos etc… every parent should set up a Google account of their own.
You have two options for a Google Account:
- Setup or use an existing Gmail account – email@example.com
- If you already have a Gmail account or would like to have one, then #1 is your best bet.
- Setup or use an existing Google account based on another non-Gmail email address – firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org etc….
- If you don’t want a Gmail account and already have another email address (any will do) that you would like to use as your Google Account, then #2 is your best bet.
Whichever option you choose the email address you setup as your Google Account needs to be the one on file with the school.
Instructions for Option #1
If you receive a shared document, video, photo from your child’s teacher make sure when prompted you login with your gmail.com account.
Instructions for Option #2
If you prefer to use an existing non-Gmail email address for your Google Account then you visit the same page as above https://accounts.google.com/SignUp but you must click “I prefer to use my current email address” just below the “Choose you username” box before creating your account.
If you receive a shared document, video, photo from your child’s teacher make sure when prompted you login with the email address you setup as a Google Account in this step.