After years and years of complaints, rage, and frustrated tears at the limits of the old email system, CPS is finally getting gMail. Well, almost.
The initiative is called Google@CPS and it has its own website here. After a series of pilot rollouts, Central Office and Networks got it July 23. Track E folks got it a week later. Track E students got it (subject to principal discretion) last week. The big day is Monday the 20th, when Track R teachers and principals get it. See the calendar below. I assume it's all going well because I would have heard otherwise if it wasn't but all you CO, Network, and Track E folks feel free to let us know how the transition is going, what you like or don't like.
|June 18||Pilot Group||20+|
|June 29||ITS, Technology Coordinators,
Pilot Central Office Departments
|July 23||All Central Office Staff and Network Offices||1,500|
|July 30||Track E Teachers/Principals and All Citywide Staff||15,500|
|August 6||Track E Students*||75,000|
|August 20||Track R Teachers/Principals||24,000|
|August 27||Track R Students*||145,000|
*Student access will be granted at the Principals’ discretion. The process will be communicated at a later date.