WSHS Student and Parent Technology Handbook

WSHS Student and Parent Technology Handbook        1

Technology Staff        2

Digital Citizenship        2

Access        2

Account Login Information        2

Laptop/Device Checkout        3

Student Login Instructions        3

Instrucciones para los estudiantes para el acceso a los computadores        3

Laptop/Device Checkout Agreement        4

iPad Reset        4

iPad Apps        4

Office 365 Downloads        5

School WIFI        5

Communication        6

Student Email        6

NOTE: Effective July 1, 2020 your school gmail will be shut off. Please make sure to shift any accounts you have emailing you (colleges, scholarships, etc) to your Microsoft Office 365 account Only the gmail will be turned off. Your account will remain active and you will still have access to all your google drive and google classroom documents.        6

Receiving PWCS Communications        6

Social Media        7

Classroom and Learning        7

Canvas        7

Google Classroom        7

Google Classroom Guardian Summaries        7

Google Classroom Phone App        7

Student Google Classroom Guide        8

Clever Apps        8

Naviance App in Clever        10

Other Apps for School        11

Grades & Schedules        11

StudentVue        11

StudentVue Login        11

Student Password Expiration        11

StudentVue Mobile App        11

ParentVue        12

Logging into ParentVue        12

Editing Student Information in ParentVue        12

Interim Reports (Now Digital on ParentVue)        12

ParentVue Mobile App        12

Naviance/Transcripts        12

Library Digital Resources        12

Printers        13

Technology Staff

Ms. Fielding, Instructional Technology Coach

Mr. Mammen, TSSPEC

Digital Citizenship 

ISTE  outlines the following Standards for Student Digital Citizenship:

Digital Citizen Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.


a. cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

b. engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

d. manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

Please see the PWCS Internet Responsible Use Policy for full expectations on using school network and resources.

Parents, are you looking for ways to talk to your students about their digital lives? Common Sense education as a variety of tips to help you out.


Account Login Information

Microsoft 365/StudentVue/Canvas

Google Classroom

Visit to reset this password.

Contact one of your teachers to have this password reset.

Microsoft 365:


Make sure to include after your username.

Make sure to include after your username.

Canvas will me the LMS we use in 2020-2021 you can see what it will look like here:


Laptop/Device Checkout

(Distribution for those who needed a device will start the week of April 20th, you will be contacted by your administrator)

Student Login Instructions

1. Power on the system and press Ctrl-Alt-Delete at the same time on the login/lock screen.

2. In the Username Field type: .\pwcsstudent (The period and backslash need to be there).

3. In the password field type: pwc$stud3nt

4. Press enter.

5. You will now be logged in. Please know this may take a few minutes.

6. To access your email and other Office 365 resources you can go to

7. You will be prompted for your PWCS email address (that is the one that ends Click next.

8. If prompted for account type, choose school account. Click next.

9. Then enter your PWCS password and click next. If you need to reset your password because you don't know it, please go to

*For additional information on instructional resources and password reset options, visit:

Instrucciones para los estudiantes para el acceso a los computadores

 1. Prender el computador y presionar Control Alt y Delete al mismo tiempo en la pantalla de acceso (login/lock screen)

2. En el espacio de la casilla para el nombre del usuario (username) escribir: .\pwcsstudent (el punto y la barra diagonal invertida necesitan ponerse exactamente igual a como está escrito aquí.) 3. En el espacio de la contraseña (password) escribir: pwc$stud3nt

4. Presionar Enter.

5. Ahora se inicia la sesión. Este proceso puede demorar algunos minutos.

6. Para acceder al correo electrónico y otros recursos de Office 365, visitar el siguiente enlace:

7. El sistema pedirá que se coloque la dirección de correo electrónico de PWCS. Hacer clic en Next. 8. Si se solicita un tipo de cuenta de usuario, elegir la cuenta escolar. Hacer clic en Next.

9. Luego, ingresar la contraseña de PWCS y hacer clic en Next.

Student Login Instructions - Arabic

Student Login Instructions - Spanish

Student Login Instructions - Vietnamese

Student Login Instructions - ZH-CN

Student Login Instructions - Farsi

Student Login Instructions - Korean

Student Login Instructions - Urdu

Laptop/Device Checkout Agreement

1. Parent/Guardian and student will review all aspects of the Prince William County Public School's Acceptable Use Policy for Computer Systems and Network Usage, Regulation 295-1.

2. Accessing the Internet via the Student Device shall be used for instructional purposes and not for recreational or employment activities.

3. Once the Student Device is returned, data the student may have stored on the device will no longer be accessible.

4. The Student Device and accessories will be surrendered immediately upon request of the instructor or school official.

5. Parent/Guardian will reimburse Prince William County Public Schools for the cost of a replacement should the Student Device be lost, stolen, or damaged. The costs incurred will not exceed the original cost of the device and its accessories. In the case of lost, stolen, or damaged equipment, parent/student agrees to contact the school within five business days so that appropriate procedures can be put into action to ensure replacement. If a device is lost or stolen and the replacement cost creates a financial hardship, the parent/guardian must contact the student's counselor to determine a solution to this difficulty.

iPad Reset

If your iPad needs to be reset follow these steps:

Settings--> General-->Reset-->Erase All Content and Settings


Follow the directions in this video when it restarts. Connect to your home wifi instead of the school guest network as it mentioned.  After you reset it it will take some time for app the apps to populate.

iPad Apps

The iPads have all the apps you would need for school work. If there is an app that is not on the ipads that you need, contact your teacher and they will contact Ms. Fielding to have it added. Ms. Fielding will not reply to requests from apps from students.

Office 365 Downloads

All students attending Prince William County Public Schools are allowed 5 downloads of Microsoft Office for the devices that they use for schoolwork.  Students will need to log in to their Office 365 account.

Download includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Students should go to and log in with their and password (same as StudentVue).

To install, click “Install Office” in the top right corner of the screen.

Shows the apps as they are layed out in the Offiec365 screen.

Note that as soon as a student un-enrolls or graduates the product becomes inactive and will no longer work on your machine.  

School WIFI

Username: PWCS-WSHS

Password: FourMyd3v!ces

The diagram which lists what can and can't be done on the guest wifi.


Student Email

Students, whenever you email a teacher or administrator you should use your verified student account. Please make sure to email teachers from your Microsoft (  If you email from your personal account teachers can’t be sure you are who you say you are.  Your confidential academic emails should happen in your professional school accounts.

NOTE: Effective July 1, 2020 your school gmail will be shut off. Please make sure to shift any accounts you have emailing you (colleges, scholarships, etc) to your Microsoft Office 365 account Only the gmail will be turned off. Your account will remain active and you will still have access to all your google drive and google classroom documents.

Receiving PWCS Communications

Parents, if you are not receiving the email message from PWCS and your email is in the system it is likely that you have blocked emails from PWCS.  You have two courses of action to receive the emails:

  1. Add and to their contacts list.
  2. Email to have their email address unblocked.

Social Media

Please follow these social media accounts to get updates on school events.

Please share your school stories with #ThisIsUsWSHS

Classroom and Learning


This will be the primary learning management system for 2020-2021.  Login with your address.

Google Classroom

WSHS will continue to use google classroom in 2020-2021 as a google document distribution system only.  Students should visit Canvas for all instructional assignments and documents.

Google Classroom Guardian Summaries

Guardians/Parents do not get direct access to Google classroom, however, you can receive weekly Guardian Summaries.  To receive the summaries contact your student's teacher so they can send you an invitation.  You can read more about Guardian Summaries in this FAQ by google.

If you would like real-time access/view of the google classroom we recommend you sit down with your student and log in together.

Google Classroom Phone App

You must have a passcode set on your phone for the Google Classroom app to work. That is new this year, added security imposed by Google.  

If you are getting a warning that you don’t have access to Google Classroom because of your “domain administrator” completely remove the google account from your phone, and then re-add the account. Deleting/reinstalling the app will not solve this problem.

Student Google Classroom Guide

Display of the buttons to press for various google classroom functions.

Clever Apps

Clever brings all K12 applications into one secure portal and provides single sign-on for everyone in the district.

Log in to Student Login Information:

Students: You can reset your Office365/StudentVue password at

Click on the “Waffle” in the top left corner.

Click on “All Apps”

Select Clever App From the list

Click login “With Office 365”

Once logged in you will find the apps that you need including:

Naviance App in Clever (video directions)

Other Apps for School

Here is the list of FREE apps that will be helpful for students to download to their device.


Use In Class

Desmos Graphing Calculator

Create graphs, no need for a handheld calculator.

Create digital graphics and posters for classroom projects

Create podcasts for class projects.

Adobe Spark

Create digital graphics, videos, and small webpages for class projects.

Grades & Schedules


StudentVue Login

Student passwords expire each year. Make sure to reset your password yearly. Students should log into StudentVue with their email address. Their password is the same as their computer login.

Here is a video I made about some issues I have seen when students try logging into StudentVue

Student Password Expiration

Students your Computer/Microsoft/StudentVue password expires 1 year after it was created. If you have an expired, or soon to be expired password a notification is automatically sent to your Microsoft email.

StudentVue Mobile App

The mobile app will ask for a district address. It is:


Logging into ParentVue

Usernames ARE case sensitive. Make sure to follow the username exactly as you received it with your activation email.

If you have not received an email with an activation code you can contact your child's administrative secretary and they can help you get your activation code and make sure you have a correct email in the system. The secretaries assignments are listed below:

Special Education/504 Students:

A-Dep: Ms. Guevara

Der-Kn: Ms. Johnson

Ko-Ram: Ms. Zizzo 

and Ran-Z: Ms. Chinchilla 

Editing Student Information in ParentVue

Parents you can edit your student information on the web, but not in the mobile app.  So if you want to edit your students information please visit on a computer.

Interim Reports (Now Digital on ParentVue)

Just a reminder there will no longer be paper interim reports sent home, only end of quarter report cards.

ParentVue Mobile App

The mobile app will ask for a district address. It is:


Students, you will now access Naviance via Clever in Office365. See above Clever directions for how to access this resource.

Here is a video showing you how to log in.

Ms. Ackins is the point of contact for Naviance issues.

Library Digital Resources

The library is open before school 7-7:30 and after school as follows:

Monday till 3 pm

Tuesday till 4 pm

Wednesday till 3 pm

Thursday till 4 pm

Friday: Closed After School


Printing services are available in the library.

Black & White printing (Printer #3015) 1-10 copies Free, 10 cents per page after that

Color (Printer #500) 25 cents a page