Technology

Accounts

Students will need to access different technology resources using individual usernames and passwords. Learn how to access commonly used accounts.

Computer Login Information

Students use their FCPS network username and password to login to their school computer Their username is their Student ID number and their Password is something that they created on their own.  See the "Password Management" section below for help with student passwords.

  

Image of Windows 10 login screen.  Use student ID as username with their self created password.

 

Google Suite for Education Account (Drive, Docs, Slides, etc.)

To login to FCPS Google Suite tools, students must use @fcpsschools.net after their network username when signing in.  The password for this account will be the same as their network password. 

If you click the G Suite link from the top of any FCPS webpage or the FCPS Google Apps bookmark from a school issued laptop the "@fcpsschools.net" will automatically appear and users will only need to enter their network username in the first field. 

Image of location of G Suite Link and FCPS Google Apps Bookmark.Image of google sign in window with @fcpsschools.net in the "Enter your email" field.

A video created by Stephanie Alger, the School-Based Technology Specialist at Fox Mill ES shows How to Log into FCPS Google Account, Access Classroom & Meet Sessions.

To learn more specific information view the Google Suite for Education page of the FCPS website.  

Horizon Assessment System

Students access Horizon, an online assessments tool, within their FCPS 24-7 Learning account.  They use their FCPS network username and password to login to Schoology.  Their username is their Student ID number. and their Password is same one they use to login to their computer.  

Students can view more details on how to use HORIZON here.

Image showing where to click to access Horizon.

 

 

Schoology

To login to Schoology use the same username and password you use when logging in to your computer. 

You may access the Schoology login page from any FCPS webpage or the or type https://lms.fcps.edu into the web address field. 

screenshot of the FCPS Schoology login page located at https://lms.fcps.edu..

 

Other Accounts and Resources

Specific information on how to access different digital resources can be found on our "Websites" page.  Apps are listed alphabetically.

Bring Your Own Device 

With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the Internet, collaborate with other students, and creatively find appropriate ways to share their learning.  Parents, volunteers, and special guests may also connect their personal devices to the the school's network using the Configuration Guide that corresponds to their device.  Learn more about this program by visiting the FCPS Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page. 

Digital Citizenship

Explore resources about the norms of appropriate and responsible behavior with regard to technology use.

A Shared Responsibility

Learn how FCPS approaches Digital Citizenship Education by promoting shared responsibility among school staff, parents, and students in order to reach the best outcomes for our students,

Digital Citizenship For Families with Teens (Online Course)

Learn about this four module online course has been developed by FCPS for parents/guardians and their teen in grades 7 and up. Parents of younger children may find portions of this course appropriate and useful as well.

Establishing Expectations at Home

Learn about a four-pronged approach for supporting children to become a smart, safe and balanced user of technology.  

Family Media and Device Contract & Letter

To assist families with conversations around digital citizenship at home, Lees Corner ES provides an optional (modified version of a) Family Media Agreement and a Customizable Device Contract.

Internet Content Filtering

Learn about the steps that FCPS takes to satisfy the requirements of the Children's Internet Protection Act.

Online Safety Practices in FCPS (Video)

Watch FCPS staff, Rick Stegman and Tammi Sisk discuss tips and resources to help students become safe and healthy digital citizens.

Reputable Digital Citizenship Resources

Learn more about digital citizenship from reputable non-FPCS resources.

Talking with Your Children About Digital Citizenship

Review this one page resource from Common Sense Media that the provides basic discussion topics to cover when talking with your child about using technology.

Additional FCPS Digital Citizenship Information

Learn more about the topics of digital citizenship by visiting FCPS's Digital Citizenship website.

Digital Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools uses a variety of resources to support student learning. Some of the digital resources your child may use throughout the school year require parental consent according to their terms of service and/or privacy policy. FCPS takes your child’s privacy and security very seriously, and follows the guidelines set forth by federal legislation. The tools listed on the Digital Resources at Lees Corner Elementary - Parent Consent page have been thoroughly reviewed and approved for use in FCPS.

Lees Corner's List

Visit the Digital Resources at Lees Corner Elementary School webpage to view what tools our students may use, why parent consent is needed, and how to complete the consent form.

Approved Digital Tools

Search for approved digital tool used within FCPS. 

Parent Consent Form

Please complete this form to indicate your consent or refusal regarding the FCPS-approved online tools listed on our school website as part of the instructional program.

Technology Tools to Support All Learners

The Technology Tools for All Learners page of the FCPS website provides a list of technology tools that help give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.  

Also visit the LCES "Websites" page to explore more technology tools.

Email Accounts

All FCPS students have email accounts within a secure FCPS-managed online environment. They should be used for school related communication only.  Learn how to access them below.

Login to a Student Email Account

Students may email their teachers using their FCPS Google Suite for Education Gmail account.  Note that student accounts are not part of the public @gmail domain. Students must use @fcpsschools.net after their username when signing in.  If you click this FCPS Google Suite link or the browser bookmark from a school laptop the @fcpsschools.net will automatically appear and users will only need to enter their username.  

To learn more specific information view the Google Suite for Education page of the FCPS website.

 

Image of the Google Sign in window with @fcpsschools.net in the "Enter your email" field.

Internet Access Map

Link to the FCPS Community Internet Access Maps to find free Internet access locations in your neighborhood and the surrounding area.  For more ways that FCPS supports access to technology visit the FCPS Access to Technology page.

Internet Content Filtering and Privacy

Learn how Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to providing access to digital resources in a manner that respects and protects student privacy while maximizing learning opportunities for our students. 

Digital Privacy in FCPS

View Fairfax County' Public Schools' Digital Privacy in FCPS page.

Internet Content Filtering

View Fairfax County' Public Schools' Internet Content Filtering page.

Laptops Assigned To Students

All students at Lees Corner ES will be assigned an FCPS issued laptop for instructional use at any time throughout the school day.  The goal of FCPSOn is to increase personalized and blended student learning opportunities that foster Portrait of a Graduate Skills. Learn more on the county's FCPSOn page.

Students in grades three through six will be responsible for bringing the assigned laptop and power supply to and from school each day.  Please be sure to charge it at home each night so that it comes to school with a full charge. 

Laptops assigned to students in kindergarten through second grade will remain in the classroom unless otherwise necessary.

It is also VERY IMPORTANT to take the following steps while your laptop is plugged into an electrical outlet.  This will help to ensure that the laptop works properly whenever it is needed.  

  1. Restart your laptop at least once a week.
  2. Shut Down every night.
  3. Never use Sleep.

Image showing the windows 10 power menu.

Note: “Due to the unknown and unpredictable security and support risks of exposing FCPS student laptops to foreign networks, out-of-country travel with an FCPS student laptop is not permitted.”

Opt-Out Form for School Issued Laptops

FCPS provides families the opportunity to decide what is best for their personal situation.  Those who wish to provide their own laptop in place of an FCPS issued laptop will need to complete and return a signed Opt-Out Form to their school’s main office.

If you plan to use a personal device instead of a school issued laptop, please print, sign and return the opt-out form to the main office.  It is available online in the following languages: EnglishSpanishKoreanArabicand Amharic.

It is important to know that FCPS laptops:

  • come with content filters, and several pre-installed shortcuts and bookmarks. 
  • are supported by school tech staff.  There will be no support available for personally owned devices
  • are optimized and licensed to be able to use the software that will be needed for learning. 

A personally owned laptop:

  • must have a keyboard.
  • must be compatible with Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office.
  • must be compatible with the school Wi-Fi.
  • will not be supported by FCPS employees.
  • may not have or be able to install some of the necessary FCPS instructional applications and content filters.

Know that smartphones are not an acceptable substitution for a laptop.

Note: “Due to the unknown and unpredictable security and support risks of exposing FCPS student laptops to foreign networks, out-of-country travel with an FCPS student laptop is not permitted.”

Password Management

Learn what makes a secure password and how students can manage recover or change passwords. 

Create a Strong Password

Creating a strong password is an important part of your digital life.  Before creating a password view students can watch this video with a parent to learn how to create a memorable but hard to guess password.  Younger students can also view this video created by Stephanie Alger, the School-Based Technology Specialist at Fox Mill ES. 

Forgotten Passwords

If a student needs to recover or reset their password and they have previously setup an account recovery option then they can use the Account Recovery Tool.  This will send a recovery link to the email or cell phone that was selected by the family.  

Change Passwords

If a student needs to change their password for any reason, they can use the FCPS Student Password Self Service.  The Forgot Password link will only work if they have previously setup an account recovery option.

For the 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will extend passwords so students who remember their passwords will continue to use their current password throughout virtual learning.  Students should NOT change their password unless it was forgotten. The only exception is if the student is on-site and directed to change their password by an FCPS staff member.  

If a student has forgotten a password and makes a change to it, then they will need to connect to FCPS Wi-Fi to sync their new network password with their FCPSOn computer. This can be done simply by driving through the bus lane or walking near the front door of an FCPS building with the laptop and connecting to the network. However, please note that a student can reset their password and use a personal device to continue with virtual learning without connecting to FCPS Wi-Fi.

Schoology Support for Parents

Use the Schoology Parent Resource Kit page to learn how to navigate Schoology to find classroom materials, assigns, and communications.   

Technology at Home Program

The Technology@Home Program allows FCPS families the opportunity to purchase select technology products for home and personal use at the great discounts.

Technology Support

Try using the following Self Help options.

Camera Troubleshooting

This video will show you how to access and troubleshoot the camera on your FCPS laptop.  

English | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi |  Korean | Spanish | Urdu

Also view this step by step Camera and Microphone Troubleshooting Guide.

Image of the first frame of the camera troubleshooting youtube video.

 

Connecting A School Laptop to A Home Network

Before logging into the school issued laptop, click on the network icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen.  Find your home network name and enter your network's password.  These steps should connect your school issued laptop to your home network. 

  

Image of computer login screen with arrows pointing to the network icon in the lower right hand corner.

 

Microphone Troubleshooting

This video will show you how to access and troubleshoot the microphone on your FCPS laptop.

English | Arabic | Chinese |  Farsi | Korean | Spanish | Urdu

Also view this step by step Camera and Microphone Troubleshooting Guide.

Image of the first frame of the microphone troubleshooting youtube video.

 

Slowness

To help prevent slowness be sure your computer is school-ready by:

  • Properly shutdown your laptop EVERY NIGHT. Please do not push the power button to shut it down.  Use the Power Options Menu.
Screenshot of 3 step Windows 10 Shutdown process.
  • Restart your laptop ONCE A WEEK to allow any updates to download and install.  
Screenshot of 3 step Windows 10 Shutdown process.
  • ALWAYS keep your laptop plugged in to an electrical outlet when you shut it down or restart it.  This will help to prevent it from losing power in the middle of an update.

Sound Troubleshooting

This video will show you how to access and troubleshoot sound on your FCPS laptop.

English | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi |  Korean | Spanish | Urdu

Also view this step by step Camera and Microphone Troubleshooting Guide.

Image of the first frame of the sound troubleshooting youtube video.

Printers

FCPS issued laptops are not set up, nor can they be set up, to print at home.  Please do not create tickets requesting guidance on how to install a home printer.

Additional FCPS Technology Support for Families Webpage

Access technology videos and technology resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.  Most of the information on this page is the same as what you will find on this page but there are some differences.

View the Technology Support for Families page of the FCPS website.

If the above self help resources do not provide a solution to your issue, please use one of the IT Support Requests located below.  

Student Tech Support

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor student technology support requests, please use the following options.

Submit a Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

Parent Tech Support

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor parent technology support requests, please use one of the following options.

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

For assistance in other languages, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

2.  Submit a Parent IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need.