Welcome back to a new year at GFPS! We are looking forward to a year filled with amazing adventures in learning and using technology! As we embark on these new adventures we want to make sure students and staff are using safe and secure practices with technology. As a school district, we need to model these practices. One safety parameter is using a secure password. This year the district is putting a new password protocol in place. The protocol will require teachers, staff and students to create a more complex password that includes a combination of three of the following options: UPPERCASE, lowercase, numeric and/or special characters. For example, GFps1234 would meet this requirement because it has uppercase, lowercase, and numeric characters (please do NOT use this example as your password). You will also notice the the password example has a minimum of eight characters. Last, but not least, the password CANNOT contain any part of your name or the student's name. This new protocol will begin in October and will happen annually. If you have not changed your password within the last year and/or your password does not meet the new requirements, you will be prompted to change it at that time.
To change your password now, you must be logged into your computer. Once logged in, press Ctrl-Alt-Del and you should see the option to 'Change a password'. Changing your password here will update your Active Directory password which also changes passwords in programs connected to our Active Directory (i.e. email, Google Drive, Office 365, Moodle, iVisions, etc.) The new password must meet the requirements detailed below. Please feel free to contact me if you need support with this process.
New Password Protocol
Secondary Technology Integration Coach for GFPS. Former high-school history and psychology teacher. Montana native, and avid user of ed-tech!