Student Password Reset and Identity Protection

Single Identity - November 2015 update - Student Edition

Students are encouraged to use the self service password reset service at https://myaccount.boiseschools.org. Maintaining current and private passwords is an important step in maintaining student data privacy & security and an important individual step in practicing appropriate Digital Citizenship and Responsible Use with all digital tools. Please review the Boise School District Responsibility Use of Technology, Access and Digital Communication.

The district recommendation is for all secondary students to be given information for each student to access https://myaccount.boiseschools.org at this time. It is also recommended that this information be sent out to parents. 

At the elementary level, the recommendation is to discuss the appropriate age and grade for making the reset available to students. It should be made clear to all parents that the reset is available. However, at the elementary level, we understand the varied abilities for K-6 students and the potential for lost instructional time when students struggle with passwords. We are again asking for principals to discuss the best practice for your school and then inform families what that practice will be.

What Students and Families Need to Know 
The new integrated system was activated on August 12, 2015
Phase 1 - Microsoft Active Directory (all district PC’s and Windows laptops), Google (GAFE) and Discovery Education are initially set with the following username (last two digits of grad year, firstname.lastname name@boiseschools.net) and password (uppercase first name initial + uppercase last name initial + 6 digit birthdate)
Sample User Name:  21john.doe@boiseschools.net  
Sample Password: JD122503
Students have an option to reset password by going to https://myaccount.boiseschools.org to register for self service password reset. 
Discovery Education: Please use google.discoveryeducation.com when logging in to this resource and the above credentials.
Now Available 
Infinite Campus: was set originally with the following username (last two digits of grad year first name.last name@boiseschools.net) and password (uppercase first name initial + uppercase last name initial + 6 digit birthdate). Student accounts for Infinite Campus will be tied to Active Directory and Google accounts effective December 1.







Future Applications:
Destiny:  set with the following username (last two digits of grad year first name.last name@boiseschools.net) and password (uppercase first name initial + uppercase last name initial + 6 digit birthdate)
Renaissance Learning: set with the following username (last two digits of grad year firstname.lastname@boiseschools.net) and password (uppercase first name initial + uppercase last name initial + 6 digit birthdate)