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Google Apps for Education User Expectations/Policy

What are Google Apps for Education?

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a suite of web-based programs that include a variety of collaboration tools. Student accounts may include tools such as email, shared documents, websites, and blogs. Students will use Google Apps for educational purposes and can be accessed from anywhere you have an internet connection, allowing students to easily turn in assignments electronically and collaborate on projects with classmates and teachers.


Student Acceptable Use Policy

  • In order to use Google’s services, all students must abide by the Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).  A copy of the AUP is available for your review on the school’s website. As noted in the AUP, students should have no expectation of privacy with GAFE.

  • When sharing a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or other files with other users, all users must be agreeable to receiving an invitation to collaborate and treated with respect.

  • Google accounts are for school purposes only.  Emphasis will be made that this account is not to be used for any social or entertainment purposes, and should only be used for school assignments. Email accounts are not to be used to create any social media accounts.


Gmail is the email program that comes with GAFE.  Email will be disabled for students K-5.  Email will be enabled with restrictions for students in grades 6-9.  With this, students will be able to communicate with staff and students within the Marion School District domain for educational purposes only. Students in grades 10-12 will be able to communicate by email outside the Marion domain. All email is subject to content filtering.


Google Drive

Google Drive gives users cloud storage space for most file formats.  Google Drive can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Google Drive includes:

  • Google Documents - word processor similar to Microsoft Word

  • Google Presentation - presentation tool similar to Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Google Sheets - spreadsheet program similar to Microsoft Excel

  • Google Forms- survey/data tool

  • Google Drawing - simple graphic design program


Who will be using GAFE?

All students in the Marion Central District will have access to GAFE. If you wish to not have your child have an email account, please use this link to fill out and return the attached form.  A printable form can be found at the bottom of this page.



If you have any questions about GAFE, please contact David Wise. or 315-926-2300 Ext 1212.