Please do not relocate any technology even if you are changing rooms, buildings or roles. Computers are inventoried to specific rooms and receive settings specific to that location. Moves and changes will be performed over the summer and are based on approved lists received from building administration.
Clear old and obsolete files from your H-drive.
If you have files on the desktop or any location other than the H-drive they need to be copied into your H-drive or Google Drive. Any files outside of the H-drive may be deleted during the summer. Files moved into your H-drive will follow you..
If you are moving buildings and use files in the "Public" folder of your current site, you may want to make a copy of those resources and save them to your H-drive or Google Drive. When doing so, please ensure you Copy and not Move the items.
If you are not returning to district and would like a copy of your files on Google Drive, please see this page for directions on using Google Takeout.
For directions on Archiving this year's classes, please see this link or this video.
Remove obsolete items from email. The message archive system maintains a copy of all inbound and outbound messages. As such, older email can be removed from your inbox and retrieved at a later date if needed. This is a self-service feature that allows each user to search and retrieve messages. Your personal archive can be found by logging here.
To preserve your favorites in Google Chrome, follow the steps found here. Alternatively, if you log into Chrome with your @apps.southwindsorschools.org account, favorites and many other settings will sync and follow wherever you log into Chrome.
Change your password before you leave for the summer. Many times passwords expire during the summer months. When it does, you will be unable to access email and other systems dependent on that password without coming onsite to perform a password change. Directions for changing your password can be found in the knowledgebase.
If you have not already done so, enroll your account in the password manager service found here. This service will allow you to change, unlock and manage other aspects of your password without needing to be onsite.
When you change your network password it will sync with many systems including Google Apps. However, be sure to update the settings on your personal device if you have it configured to check your work email. Five incorrect attempts at entering your password will result in your account being locked for 30-minutes. When changing your password, you will also need to disconnect and reconnect from the District WiFi, this will prompt you to enter the new password for access.
Password Policy Settings
- Must be eight characters or more in length.
- Cannot be any of the prior five passwords.
- Expires every 90-days.
- Five failed attempts results in the account being locked for 30-minutes
Submit work orders for any damaged or non-functional technology. Work orders can be entered by all faculty and staff by going here.