Google Classroom Setup

This page provides you with the necessary instructions on how to access your child’s StPatrickWellington.com login … for Google Classroom.  Once into your child’s email, you MUST accept your child’s invitation to join his/her particular Google Classroom (Presently only grades 7, 8, and Confirmation Preparation are set up for Google Classroom use)

Google Classroom will be an essential component of your child’s catechetical process – especially with regard to assignments … or in the sutation where we need to transition to 100% virtual because of the pandemic.   To this end a parish based gmail-account (under the domain StPatrickWellington) has been assigned to your child. That said, you:

    • must log in to your child’s account
    • must change the password
    • ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to set up email-forwarding … so that you receive copies of any correspondence that is sent to your child(ren) through this parish based gmail-account. (Forwarding instructions are included below in a lengthy, but step-by-step, instruction).
    • Once into your child’s account, there’ll be an invitation email inviting your child to join his/her PSR classroom; please accept that invitation.  AND, if you have other gmail accounts on your computer, you must accept the invitation under your child’s StPatrickWellington.com login … otherwise you’ll receive an error saying you can’t join the classroom with a domain other than stpatrickwellington.com (and case does not matter with regard to the email address)

→ To access your child(ren)’s Google Classroom account ←

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you enable email-forwarding on your child(ren)’s account, so that any incoming messages into this PSR email box are also copied to you; this allows you to, not only be aware of assignments a teacher may send but also to, be aware of any other correspondence received through this address. The steps to enable forwarding may appear foreboding, but are relatively easy. If you have any problems, give Fr. Trask a call and he can help. To enable forwarding:

1. Make sure you are logged into your child’s parish-based gmail account.

2. On the upper right quadrant of the screen:

a) Click on the “gear icon,” which will drop down “Quick Settings”

b) Click on “See all settings”

3. Now that you’re on the Settings screen, click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” – it’s a setting across the top of the page.

a) Once clicked, the first line at the top of the page will read “Forwarding”

b) Click “Add a forwarding address”

c) In the pop-up box, enter the email address to which a copy of each incoming email should be sent (eg. your personal email address) – then click NEXT.

d) A pop-up box will appear, confirming the address you entered in the above step. Click “PROCEED”. You’ll be apprised that a confirmation code was sent to the email address you entered in step (2) above. Click “OK”

e) At this point, leave the window open (so you don’t need to navigate back to this screen.

1) If you can retrieve the confirmation email from your cell phone, do so. There will be a 6-to-12-digit confirmation code that you need to enter in the VERIFY box. [If you were successful in this, SKIP “f)” BELOW]

2) If you cannot retrieve the confirmation code from your cell phone:

(a) In a NEW BROWSER TAB, log into the email account where the confirmation code was sent.

(b) Click on the link to confirm the forward request – and then click the OK button in the window that’ll pop up.

(c) Now you can return the gmail settings page [“Gmail » Settings » Forwarding and POP/IMAP”] and hit F5, to refresh the screen.

f) At the “Gmail » Settings » Forwarding and POP/IMAP” screen, select “Forward a copy of incoming mail to”; your confirmed forwarding address should be showing. ADDITIONALLY, the default setting should be “keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox”; this will ensure that your child retains a copy of the email.

7) LASTLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, scroll to the bottom of the page and click SAVE CHANGES‼!

Thank you for the trust you’ve placed in us as we venture forward. If you have any helpful suggestions, or would like to take a more active role in sharing the faith, please let us know!

Sincerely,

Wendy Shivak          Fr. David Trask