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Email and Calendar Overview

Email

Basic Usage

  • Log in at https://mail.google.com
  • Use the username and temporary password provided by MCCPS staff
  • Initial Setup:
    • Signature: Settings>General>Signature (Name, position, contact)
    • Labels: Settings>Labels>Create New Label
    • Archive all school-related email, especially if the conversation might be need in the future

Usage Tips

  • Avoid email time traps: Keep it to 5 sentences or less, pick a specific time to sort through your email (maybe not first thing in the morning)
  • Send the emails to specific people or groups, use the faculty@marbleheadcharter.com email address sparingly
  • Emotionally charged communication should be done in face-to-face if possible.
  • Seth Godin's relevant Email Check list
  • FastCompany's 'Should I Sent That Email?'

Calendar 

Basic Usage

  • Access calendar either through navigation bar (available after logging in through email) or by logging in directly to:https://www.google.com/calendar using your email login.
  • You have your own calendar as a default.
  • Go to the Calendars' page and subscribe to the following calendars:
    • Professional Development
    • MCCPS Events
  • Use the +Google Calendar button located at the botton of each calendar 

Usage Tips

  • Meeting times and agenda are posted through the calendar. Check often (especially as the event approaches)
  • Some grade levels create shared calendars for their team and/or student. Check to see if there is one your team might use.


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