How to Access Your Google Account

  1.  Open Google Drive.

On an iPad—

Press the Google Drive icon. If you don’t see it on your iPad, download the app from Self Service.


On a computer—

Open a Safari or Chrome browser. Search for Google Drive or type

Press the blue Drive button. It looks like this.

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Note: Button is a real link to Google Drive if you are looking at a digital document.

On a Chromebook—

Simply press the blue button. There is no need to find the browser.

  1. Login into your Drive Account with your district assigned username or personal gmail.  District Username Format: Student

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  1. Enter your password.

Note: If you do not have a password or if you forgot your password, go to

  1.  You will automatically be signed into all other Google Apps on your device, including Drive, Docs, Slides, Keep, Gmail, and more.

  1. If you want to access your Gmail—

On a school-issued iPad—

Press the Gmail icon. If you don’t see it on your iPad, download the app from Self Service.


On a computer or Chromebook— 

           Click the app launcher (upper right corner) and choose Mail.


  1. From Gmail, press Compose to write a message. You can email anyone within our school district. Santa Barbara Unified accounts end with (teachers and staff) or (students). Students cannot receive or send emails outside of our school district.