Dear Guardians & Students


    We have compiled some useful resources below to help you navigate the distance learning process.

    Please-  See below info you may need to get set up for online learning while schools are closed. Do not hesitate to email your child's teacher with any questions- See Staff Directory for list of staff/teachers and their email addresses.


    If you have checked out a GCS laptop from your school, you may have to log in to the firewall.  Please follow the below instructions.

    Laptop Logging in Off Campus


    How to Access OneDrive

    (Access to files saved in cloud storage, gcs outlook email, and Microsoft software such as PPT, Excel, Word.....if not using a GCS laptop)

    Log-in Instructions for GCS One Drive


    How to Access Office365 from Home (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Email)

    Instructions for Accessing Office365 From Home


    Webinar Conferencing:

    Parental Consent Forms to Allow use of Webinar Conferencing (ex. Zoom live..)

    GCS Webinar Parental Consent Form (English)

    GCS Webinar Parental Consent Form (Spanish)


    Student & Parent Access to Canvas

    How to Access Distance/Online Learning


    Student login instructions to Canvas:

    1. Go to NCEdCloud (https://my.ncedcloud.org) (this is how you normally check PowerSchool)
    2. Type in your username/password
      1. Username: PowerSchool Student ID
      2. Password: Birthdate (MMDDYYYY, i.e., 03172008)
    3. Click on the red Canvas icon Canvas image
    4. Find your course.

    Canvas will be the platform used by most teachers to conduct instruction during the closure.  We will begin putting assignments and announcements on Canvas this week but Monday, March 23, will be the first day an assignment will be due.

    If you do not have access to the internet, Spectrum has announced it is providing internet connectivity at no charge for 60 days for students who qualify for free- and reduced-price meals.  Call Spectrum to enroll in free wifi at 1-844-488-8395



     How to Access Performance Matters- Online Testing


    Student Log into Performance Matters- Online Testing

    Students will use the link above to access and complete assessments in Performance Matters. Student directions for accessing Performance Matters are attached


    • Student Username: GCS student id
    • Student Password: Birthdate (MMDDYYYY, i.e., 03172008)



    Parents Access to Canvas

    Click on link below to download Step-by-Step Instructions Guide on how to use the Canvas App to create a parent account and observe child work on Canvas.

     Canvas Parent Guide

     or try link below for link to pdf document

    Canvas Parent Guide (pdf link)

    To be an observer in your child's Canvas course, please follow instructions below:

    Instructions for Parent Canvas Observer




    Contact GCS Technology

    GCS Technology Page