Top FAQs

Accessing Google Apps

How do I log in to Google Apps?

  1. Go to your school website,, or
  2. Log in with your user name and password. If you go to, you will need to make sure that you type in your full email address, Ex.

Can I access my Google Apps account from another email program?

No, Siskiyou Union High School District does not support the use of POP3 or IMAP to access your Google Mail in another email program, such as Microsoft Outlook.

How long will it take me to get up to speed with Google Apps?

You should be able to begin sending and receiving mail, scheduling calendar events, and managing contacts right away, without any trouble. Becoming accustomed to Gmail's unique mail management features such a conversations and labels can take a bit longer. Within a week, however, many people find they are not only comfortable with Google Apps, but they appreciate the benefits and no longer miss their old application.

Can I open my email or calendar in new tab (not a new window)?

Yes, if you set up your browser to open links in a new window or tab. For Firefox or Google Chrome users, simply right-click on the links and choose "Open in a new tab" (or window).

Tip: (Internet Explorer Users) If you want to open Google Mail or Calendar in a new tab instead of a new window, change your settings in Internet Explorer. Go to Tools >Internet Options>Tabs>Settings, and click "Let Internet Explorer choose how to open pop-ups."

Can I access Google Apps before mOutlook account is migrated?

Yes, you can access Google Apps right away. Any old mail, contacts, and calendar can be migrated at any time BEFORE we launch Google Apps for students (September 2, 2011)

Can I access Google Apps offline?

Not at this time, but we're hoping in the near future.

Do I need to use the VPN to access Google Apps when I'm offsite?

No, you can access Google Apps from anywhere, anytime without any additional software.

Requirements and Language Support

Which web browsers can I use with Google Apps?

Google Apps supports the following other browsers 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0+
  • Apple Safari 3.0

Are there any other system requirements?

No. Because Google Apps runs in a web browser, you just need to use a supported browser.

What languages does Google Apps support?

The interface for both Google Apps Email and Google Calendar are available in over 50 languages. For a list of the available languages and instructions on how to set a different language, refer to the Gmail Help Center.

Accessing Outlook

Can I still access my Outlook email and calendar after the migration?

Yes, you can access your Outlook account in "read-only mode" to view your email and calendar. However, you can't make any changes, schedule events, or send email in Outlook.

When will you remove my access to Outlook?

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Can I still work with my coworkers who are still using Outlook now?

Yes, you can continue to send and receive email with your coworkers until we make until >>>>>>>>>> 

Other General Questions

Will my email address change?

No, you'll continue to use your existing email address.

Will we have access to Google Labs?

Yes, you access Google Mail Labs by clicking the Gear icon in the upper-right corner of your Mail window and then choosing Labs. 

Note: Google Mail Labs is a collection of new ideas for Google Mail features that you can try. Please be aware that these features are not officially "released" and can change, become unstable, or disappear at any time.
Support Contact:

Glenn Hervieux
Tech. Coordinator