To: Existing 6th-11th grade students and families
Subject: Technology enhancements for fall 2022
Beginning over the summer, Andover will be consolidating all staff and student email on to the Microsoft platform. This will simplify life for all of our users and enable us to deploy a variety of new technologies moving forward. What does this mean for you?
- Your login will be changing from firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com. Not to worry, all of your other Google services including Classroom, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meets, etc. will remain.
- If you are a 6th to 11th grade student and have an existing mailbox, your new email will be firstname.lastname@example.org. All mail sent to your older @k12.andoverma.us address will continue to be delivered to your new mailbox without interruption. We will transfer any existing mail from your current mailbox to your new mailbox.
- If you would like to preserve your current Google mailbox in a separate account, you can use a simple feature called Google Takeout. The easiest way to use this is to create a personal Gmail account, use Takeout to export information from your school account and then import it back into your personal account. Instructions to accomplish this can be found here:
As of Wednesday, July 20th, the email tile in Classlink will be automatically updated for all staff and students to make the transition as simple as possible.
Specific questions can be addressed to the Technology team at email@example.com.
We will send you a final reminder shortly before the actual update.
Paul J. Puzzanghera
Chief Information Officer
Town and Schools of Andover MA
30 Whittier Court
Andover MA 01810
Follow me on Twitter @AndoverCIO