How to log in?


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Please read the WHPS AUP to ensure understanding the expectations for your West Hartford Public Schools Google Apps account usage. 

Now available to a "select group" of secondary students @student.whps.org

How do I access Google Apps for West Hartford Public Schools?

You can access the Google Apps log in screen from the menu within school:

  • Go to Start, Programs, WHPS Student Google Sites Login

OR - You can use any internet browser, by going to:


  • UN -CHECK THE STAY LOGGED IN BOX
  • Make sure you ALWAYS log out when done

    • Students Log-in names will follow this convention:

Graduation Year, FirstName Last Initial last 3 numbers of their student number

For Example: 

Abigail Collin
Log in name:
2012abigailc368
email address: 
2012abigailc368@student.whps.org

Passwords will be distributed by your school faculty. 

  • You will be asked to agree to a "Standard of Conduct" Form. You will have to read and accept these to continue to your Google Apps account. 
  • Once you are in your account you will see this screen:



I am a student, what is my email address?

As a  West Hartford Public School student, you will be automatically assigned an email address based on your graduation year, name and student number.  Log in from this URL:   https://sites.google.com/a/student.whps.org

Click on the Mail Tab in the upper left corner.  This will take you to your Gmail account.  Your email address is located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Students email addresses will follow this convention:

Graduation Year, FirstName Last Initial last 3 numbers of their student number

For Example: Abigail Collin
Log in name: 2012abigailc368
email address: 2012abigailc368@student.whps.org

Passwords will be distributed by your school faculty. 


What do I have access to when I am logged into WHPS Google Apps? 

These are the services that are turned on for students: 
  • Contacts    
  • Gmail  (currently off - we will turn it on for the groups that will be using it)  
  • Google Calendar    
  • Google Docs    
  • Google Groups for Business    
  • Google Sites    
  • SlideRocket-SlideRocket Educational    
  • Google Bookmarks    
  • Google Books    
  • Google Groups    
  • Google Maps    
  • Google News    
  • Google Reader  
When attempting to access services that are not turned on the student will receive the following message: 


'Stay signed in'

Checking the box next to Stay signed in on the Gmail login page will automatically log you in each time you visit mail.google.com. This makes for easier access to Gmail, but if you check your email from a computer that other people have access to, automatically logging in may not be the best option.

When you check the box and log in, Gmail sets a cookie (lasting two weeks) to remember you when you return to the site from the same computer. To disable the cookie, just click the down arrow next to your email address in the upper-right corner, and select Sign out. You'll need to re-enter your username and password when you return to Gmail.

We encourage you to log out of Gmail at the end of each session to protect the security of your email information. Logging out of Gmail is especially important if you check your email on a public computer. To end your Gmail session, just click the down arrow next to your email address in the upper-right corner, and select Sign out.


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