The students have many terrific web applications provided to them through Gulf Elementary School to help each student enrich his or her learning experience. Parents also have access through the internet to students’ grades, test scores, textbooks, and AR information. There is an easy way for students and parents to access these websites. Launchpad has all the “apps” (similar to a phone or tablet) available in one place. Best of all, most of the apps will automatically sign in after the student initially signs into Launchpad using their username and password. This sheet will provide you with specific information on how to access the Launchpad as well as a description of some of the applications and websites available to students and parents. There is also a Launchpad app to download called “Lee County Schools LaunchPad” that works exactly the same on most personal devices.
Launchpad Website: launchpad.leeschools.net
Single Sign-on Username and Password: You can get this info from your student's teacher
Important Applications on Launchpad
Focus K-12 will connect you to your child’s schedule, grades, and test history. Test history if found by going to “My Information” and then “Progress Monitoring.”
*FOCUS requires your child’s email address to sign on. You must enter the student’s email address in the USERNAME field. Each student’s email address is their single sign-on username (written above), and then finished with [email protected] (e.g., [email protected]). After you have entered the email address, press the TAB button and the website will automatically finish signing you in.
Google Apps Folder
This is a folder containing all of the Google Apps available to your child. There are many great ways that teachers and students can use Google Apps in the classroom. Google Classroom is one application that many teachers use to enhance your child’s learning experience in and out of the classroom. This is where your child could interact electronically with their teacher. Another use is for students to simply type in Google Docs and then send them to the teacher. All you need to do to send a file is to look for the SHARE button in the top right corner and then search for the teacher’s email address listed below.
*Students will need to use their email address to sign into a Google Classroom. Each student’s email address is their single sign-on username (written on the front of the page), and then finished with [email protected] (e.g., [email protected]). The password will be the same as their single sign-on password (written on front of page). **Sidenote: The email address in elementary is not an active email but one used only to log in.