Thursday, September 3, 2020 Memo to families from APS: ClickHEREfor the entire memo
Effective Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 students (grades 3-12) at traditional schools (not including charter/partner schools) will be required to authenticate (log into the APS Zoom account), before entering a virtual Zoom classroom.Students (grades 3-12) who do not authenticate will not be admitted into the virtual classroom.This increased security measure should alleviate the potential of outside disturbances and add an extra layer of protection and accountability for students and staff. Students can find step-by-step authentication instructions here.
What does “Authenticate” a student account mean?
o This means we need students to sign in to ZOOM using their APS Credentials. Their APS Username and password.
Who has to do this?
o 3rd, 4thand 5thgrade students MUST authenticate as must teachers.
When does this need to be done?
o NOW! Only authenticated users will allowed for grades 3rd, 4thand 5th.
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NOTE: It is best to get into Google Classroom through MyBackpack!