Seattle Public Schools

Digital Tools Support

Microsoft Outlook (Email)

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SPS Email for Students

In 2020, to better support remote learning, the district enabled student Outlook email accounts and the online meeting tool, Microsoft Teams. These changes help improve communications, user experience, and security for students and teachers.

How to Log in to Microsoft 365 and Student Email

Students log in to their SPS Microsoft 365 account to access SPS email, Teams, and other Microsoft tools:

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 login page
  2. Log in with your SPS student email address and password
    • Email example:
  3. Click the blue Outlook icon

How to Reset Student Password

Steps to reset student password.

Student Safety and Security

The student email and Microsoft Teams accounts are essential to help the district to provide safe and secure tools for our students.

Students will only be able to send and receive email messages to people with Seattle Public Schools email address, such as teachers and other students. Seattle Public Schools (SPS) email addresses end with “”

Students will not be able to send nor receive email from non SPS email addresses, such as Gmail. For parents worried about cyberbullying and similar risks, please read more about cyber bullying and online safety.

How-to Guides for Student Email and Teams

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Outlook Frequently Asked Questions

If you use the Outlook client to access your email, you will notice little to no change to your email. If you use web mail to access your email, you will see some user interface changes that will be similar to the full Outlook client experience. Basic introduction to navigation.

Click below to see the instructions to update your mobile device.

If you don’t have access to email on your mobile device, you can now set it up by following the above instructions. Configuring your mobile device to access your district email, will require you to set up a passcode/pin on your device.

Note: By configuring e-mail on a mobile device such as a cell phone, using ActiveSync or other mail clients, due to privacy and public information data contained in e-mail, you agree to notify SPS if the device is stolen, lost, or infected with a virus or malware by calling the TechLine at 206-252-0333. All data on the device will be remotely wiped, including all messages, contacts, calendar, pictures, etc. and the device will be reset to the factory default state. Once erased, the employee should also contact their carrier to disable cellular phone service and prevent unauthorized phone use. In the event SPS determines that the data on a mobile device poses a security risk to the District, SPS reserves the right to notify the user and remotely wipe the device.

To get to your calendar or contacts, click on the waffle  on the top left corner of your screen. From here, you can access your calendar or contacts (also called people).

Here you will also see other applications you have access to in Office 365 (including Office Online and OneDrive). To get back to your email, click on the waffle and then select Mail.

To change the default reply setting, click on the drop-down arrow next to “Reply all”, select “Change default” and then select “Reply”.

Security is a major priority for the District. We are confident that the security provisions in Office 365 to cover all information (whether generated in email, SharePoint, or Office-create files stored in OneDrive), and meet all the necessary security provisions. This includes stringent security requirements including FERPA and HIPAA.

If your password has expired, when logging in you will be prompted to change your password. If you would like to reset your password, you will need to be on a district computer.