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    Email, Teams, and Zoom for Students

    On May 26, 2020, Seattle Public Schools launched email accounts for all students. To better support remote continuous learning, the district is enabling student email accounts and expanding the online meeting tools: Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

    These changes will help improve communications, user experience, and security for students and teachers.

    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 "@seattleschools.org."

    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 on the Common Sense Media website.

    Steps to Access Student Email

    How students login to their SPS Office 365 account to access email and other Office tools:

    1. Go to the Office 365 login page
      • On the district and school websites, there are several short cuts for Office 365: click the large blue icon called "Student/Families Portals" and the dropdown Student menu click "Office 365"
      • SPS devices have an icon for email on the desktop
    2. Login with your SPS Student Username (ex: 1jrsmith@seattleschools.org) and Password
    3. If accessing through the Office 365 site, click Outlook icon

    Steps to Reset Student Passwords

    Check our student username and password webpage for the steps to reset student passwords.

    Steps to Access Zoom

    To join a Zoom meeting, students will need their SPS username and password and either phone or computer.

    Your teacher will share a link to a Zoom meeting with you or a phone number to dial in to with a meeting code. On most devices (laptops, cell phones, tablets), you should download the Zoom app if you are able to. Click on the link or call the meeting phone number shared by the teacher in Schoology or student email. For more detailed directions, students should contact their teacher.

     

    Zoom for Students

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I join a Zoom meeting?

    To join a Zoom meeting, you need your SPS username and password and either phone or computer.

    Your teacher will share a link to a Zoom meeting with you or a phone number to dial in to with a meeting code. On most devices (laptops, cell phones, tablets), you should download the Zoom app if you are able to. Click on the link that your teacher shares or call the number to join a meeting. For more detailed directions, contact your teacher.

    You can use the following to join a Zoom meeting:

    • Meeting Link in Schoology
    • Email Link (sent to your student email)
    • Telephone Dial In (Cell Phone)
    • Mobile device (iPad)

    Where do I find a meeting link?

    Your teacher may share a link in Schoology or other means of communication.

    Why am I using Teams in one class and Zoom in another class?

    Your teachers can select which meeting platform they want to use with their students.

    I’m having trouble getting into a Zoom meeting. Who do I contact for help?

    Contact your teacher.

    Can I use Zoom to host my own meetings?

    No, students cannot host meetings on Zoom using an SPS account.

    How can I make Zoom safer and more secure for my student?

    There are several guides available, including this one Common Sense Media Guide to Zoom for Parent.

    How to Guides for Student Email and Online Meeting Tools