September 8, 2020

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Student Google Credentials:

All CDS students now have Google log in credentials that can be used to sign into many platforms including Zoom.

If a student has trouble signing in with Google log in credentials watch this short 2 minute video that demonstrates how to do so on an iPad. To access student email, usernames and passwords families should go to the MyCDS section of the CDS website. Watch this 1-minute video to see how to get there.

Google apps used at CDS:

CDS students access different Google apps at each grade level: all students have access to the Google Calendar, Drive and Docs. Third and 4th graders also have access to Gmail, Google Slides, Jamboard, Sheets and Photos. Middle school students can access Google Classroom.

To remove a user’s Google account from a Google related app:

  1. open the Google Drive app
  2. tap onto user icon in upper right corner (this might be an initial or image specific to the user)
  3. in pop-up window tap “Manage accounts on this device”
  4. all previous user profiles will appear in the next pop-up window
  5. tap “Remove from this device” for any you want removed
  6. this removes the logins from all Google and Google-related apps.


Zoom is used for synchronous learning at CDS. CDS students sign in using their Google username and password.

Zoom etiquette is set per Division and additionally per teacher in terms of cameras being on/off, use of chat, screen annotation and other Zoom features.

Students are expected to follow established protocols. Families, we appreciate you supporting and guiding your child as well!


On CDS iPads:

  • Quit Zoom first (double-tap the HOME button and swipe up to close)
  • Open the SELF SERVICE app located in your Utilities folder
  • Scroll down and find Zoom.
  • Click INSTALL or REINSTALL to update Zoom
  • This may take a minute or so to install. When it says it is complete, quit Self Service and open the Zoom app!

On CDS Laptop:

  • First, quit Zoom.
  • Then open the SELF SERVICE app in your applications folder.In Self Service, you should see an option if you scroll down to INSTALL LATEST ZOOM. 
  • Click INSTALL or REINSTALL to install the newest version.  You can watch the process. It takes about a minute to update.
  • Once it says it is complete, open the Zoom app and it should be the newest version!

On Personal Devices:

Visit Zoom’s Support page for a video on how to update on your device: