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Google Suite

Google Suite for Education

Google Suite for Education accounts are available at no cost to Newport-Mesa students and staff. Your GAFE account includes access to almost all Google Suite features available (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites), with the notable exception of GMail (staff e-mail is still hosted on District owned and operated servers; students do not have District provided email accounts at the moment). 

Students must have parent authorization on file with the school before GAFE accounts are created. If you did not authorize a GAFE account for your child, please contact your school's office staff for assistance. 

For staff, GAFE username is your email address; for students, your GAFE username is your For example, if a student’s student ID is 987654, then his or her GAFE username would be

GAFE passwords are synchronized with your network account. If your GAFE password is not the same as your password, you will need to change your password to correct this. You can do so easily from any District Windows computer: login with you account, then press CTRL-ALT-DEL keys and select Change Password (or you can call the Help Desk at x4357).

Access your Google Suite account Website.

Your GAFE account includes free unlimited storage space with Google Drive, and mobile apps are available for both Apple iOS and Android devices.

For instructions, please see below:

Google Drive on your Android Device
Google Drive on your iPhone or iPad

For general information about other phones and tablets, you can search Google Suite Help Website.

Contact Us

Contact the IT Help Desk at x4357


What is Google Suite?Google Suite is a package of cloud-based services that can provide your company or school with a whole new way to work together online—not just using email and chat, but over video conferences, social media, real-time document collaborations, and more.

What are the primary benefits of Google Suite?GAFE allows end users to access documents and files from anywhere in the world and on virtually any device—your files are available to you from home, from school, or at the beach (as long as you bring your own Internet access).

What is Google Drive?Google Drive provides storage in "the cloud" so that you can keep and share all of your documents, photos and videos even if something happens to your computer or device. Drive works with other GAFE products and can be accessed across different devices. Drive provides unlimited personal cloud storage, meaning, you don't have to worry about running out of space! A common use of Google Drive at schools is for storage of important files, assignments, and lesson plans. It can also be used as a way to collaborate with teachers and students.

What is the cloud?"The cloud" can simply be described as a metaphor for the Internet. Applications and services hosted in the cloud are all accessible via the Internet and the data stored is held in a remote location. As such, cloud based applications and services can be accessed from anywhere in the world from a multitude of devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

What happens when I am no longer employed at Newport-Mesa USD?Your NMUSD GAFE account will be disabled after you leave the District/School. Once that happens you may create a personal Google Suite account, then, prior to leaving the District, you can transfer any personal files from your district/school account.