All Seattle Public School students in grades K–12 will be able to access their personal email accounts from district computers beginning this fall. This change comes at the request of district principals with approval of senior leadership.
SPS is not providing email accounts to students, nor is SPS recommending that students get personal email accounts if they do not already have them. SPS is instead allowing students to access their personal email accounts from District computers for academic and learning purposes only.
Access to personal email from District computers will not reduce or eliminate other filtering of Internet content and does not conflict with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). However, access is governed by all applicable SPS policies and agreements including:
• Student Network Agreement
• Students Rights & Responsibilities
• Policy 2202 and Procedure 2022 SP (Electronic Resources and Use of Internet)