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BYO Technology

Acceptable Use

Computers are made available for use by the students of the Indian Hill School District for the purpose of supporting and enriching their educational experience. Along with that privilege comes the responsibility to utilize technology in an appropriate manner. The use of our district’s computer resources is a privilege, not a right. Each student is responsible for the detailed guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) found in the student handbook. In addition, here is the official District policy.

For Parents

ATTN PARENTS: Learn about expectations for the school year and answers to your questions. BYO Handout PDF. Click here to also read BYO Frequently Asked Questions. You can also find a list of software recommendations at this link.

Install Microsoft Office

ALL STUDENTS: Please install Microsoft Office to your laptops, including OneNote for creating and organizing notes for classes.

Students may install Microsoft Office for free on their laptops (Windows or Mac) and up to 4 other machines at home. You simply agree to remove it if you move/leave the district.

To install, go to http://portal.microsoftonline.com and login using your Google ID in this format:  [email protected]  (so Kris Kringle who graduates in 2024 would login as [email protected]). Use your Google password as the account password.  

When you start using the Office programs, it may ask for either an installation key or your office 365(work/school) account. THERE IS NO INSTALLATION KEY. Select to use your Office 365 (work/school) account as above with whatever you made your password.

If you are new to the district for the upcoming school year, all new accounts will be created in early August, and then ad hoc as students enroll during the school year.

Students: All school laptops borrowed from the Media Center must be returned by 2:30 each day.


To access school printers, students need to login to their CHROME browser with their school issued Google account (@ihsd.us).  This will give them access to the Media Center printers, Career Center printer and the Language Lab printer from home or school - even in apps outside Chrome like Microsoft Word.  The printers will just appear as selections available in their printer list.

BYO Technology Support

The District is not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of any equipment not owned by the district. Equipment brought onsite by an individual is the sole responsibility of that person, including care, handling and safekeeping.  District technical support is available to help students get connected to our network as well as school issued accounts.  Repairs, upgrades, and other types of hardware/software maintenance will not be performed by district staff.

Graduating Seniors

Graduating seniors should make plans to transfer their files saved on our domain servers.  Google offers several different methods of transferring or downloading these files.  Please refer to more detailed instructions.