PISD Student Email
Now more than ever, communication between teachers and students is critical. Plano ISD recognizes that email is an effective and efficient tool to aid communication.
Student email has been turned on!
- Students in grades 6-12 receive a district provisioned email address as of Fall 2020.
- The District takes very seriously its obligation to protect students’ safety and security in both physical and online learning environments. Therefore, students will only be permitted to exchange emails (send and receive) with designated accounts within the pisd.edu domain (e.g. teachers) or similarly vetted organizations (e.g. Naviance College & Career Readiness Resources).
- Email will be subject to monitoring and filtering to further ensure the safest environment possible while still enabling necessary communication related to instruction and learning.
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions listed below for more information.
What is my student's email address?
What are the expectations on how students will use their PISD email address?
- Students will use email accounts to communicate with their teachers and staff regarding assignments, homework, and/or projects.
- Email communication is fully integrated within Google Classroom, a prominent application used across the district.
Will elementary students be able to get emails?
Emails are only available for 6th - 12th grade students.
What email filtering service will be used to protect students from inappropriate material, phishing schemes, unsolicited marketing emails, etc.?
Student emails will be filtered using Barracuda and Google’s built-in filtering tools.
How can my student avoid phishing/email scams?
How to avoid Phishing Email/Scam?
- You Get an Email That Looks Like it's From Someone You Know
Email seems to be from one of the teachers or a district official and asks that you click on a link. Should you click? Maybe it looks like it’s a job offer and asks for your personal information and bank account information. Should you reply? Maybe it asks for money. Should you send money? These may be phishing/scam attempts.
- How Phishing Works
You get an email or text - It seems to be from someone you know, and it asks you to click a link, or give your password, bank account, or other sensitive information.
It looks real - It’s easy to spoof logos and make up fake email addresses. Scammers use familiar names or pretend to be someone you know.
It's urgent - The message pressures you to act now — or something bad will happen or you may lose the opportunity.
What happens next - If you click on a link, scammers can install ransomware or other malware on your computer. If you share passwords, scammers now have access to all those accounts. If you send money, you may not be able to recover the money.
What You Can Do
Before you click on a link or share any of your sensitive business information or send the money or deposit the check:
- Check it out
Look up the website or phone number for the company or person behind the text or email. Speak to the company or the person to see if it is legit.
- Talk to someone
Talking to your campus administrators and parents might help you figure out if the request is real or a phishing attempt.
- Make a call if you're not sure
Pick up the phone and call that vendor, colleague, or client who sent the email. Confirm that they really need information from you. Use a number you know to be correct, not the number in the email or text.
What To Do If You Fall For a Phishing Scheme
- Limit the damage
If you provided your username and password, immediately change any compromised passwords. If you sent the money, immediately contact the bank to see if they can recover it.
- Report it
Forward phishing emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and notify the campus administrator
- Alert others
Talk to your colleagues and share your experience. Phishing attacks often happen to more than one person in a school.
Can students email other students within the district?
Yes. Students will be able to emails to other students within the district.
Can student email be used to sign up for non-academic activities?
No. Students emails are limited for use within the PISD domain.