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Microsoft Office 365 Download Information

Dear Parent/Guardian:


The Rutherford County School District is pleased to announce that we will provide all 3rd-7th grade students access to Microsoft 365 for Education district wide.

Microsoft Office 365 for Education will provide students anytime, anywhere access to the Microsoft Office Web Apps for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, as well as One Drive for document storage, in a monitored environment. Five free downloads of the latest version of Microsoft Office are also included for each student. These tools will enable students to collaborate on projects using any of the web apps, which is a need as we continue to work on 21st century projects and assessments.

These student accounts are very different than consumer accounts because documents in the system are archived and can be accessed by administration, if necessary. Monitoring these accounts helps protect students as required by the federal FCC CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) and COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) laws require.

In order to log in to Microsoft Office 365 for Education, students will need to point their browser to the Rutherford County webpage www.rcschools.net and click on the Resource link found in the menu. Select for students and student One Drive link. The student’s username/Office 365 address will be the same as their computer login followed immediately by @student.rcschools.net. The computer username is the first initial of the student’s legal name, last name, and two to four random digits. Even though this looks like an email address, 3rd - 7th grade students do not receive email accounts at this time. Example: jdoe123@student.rcschools.net The password will be the student’s seven digit state ID number (their lunch and library number).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s use of the Microsoft Office 365 for Education account, please see the contact list below.


Kathy Paul                                          Julie Benson                                          Jeannie Williams

Technology Coach                              Inst. Technology Coordinator               Inst. Technology Specialist

WES & BES                                       RCS District Office                               RCS District Office

Paulk@rcschools.net                          bensonj@rcschools.net                         williamsje@rcschools.net