• Avon Elementary Is Moving to Google Apps!

    Avon School is pleased to announce that we have chosen Google Apps as our new email application. We have been working on the migration and looking forward to moving staff from Microsoft Exchange to Google (Gmail). The official migration of data will take place over the summer but we will be offering early access to your new Gmail accounts during the May In-service.

    What is Google Apps?

    Google Apps is a suite of web-based messaging and collaboration applications that Google hosts on their own servers. Google provides these applications as a "service," rather than as software to download and install. To access these applications, you simply use any web enabled device that's connected to the Internet. 

    I already use Google Apps for my personal email and calendar. Are we getting the same applications?

    They are similar, but we'll be using the business-class edition of Google Apps, which provides more features, more support, and an "up-time" guarantee.

    Will my email address change?

    No, your email address won't change! You'll continue to receive all your email at your current address.

    Are you migrating my email and calendar to Google Apps?

    Yes, we'll migrate all of your email messages and calendar events from MS Exchnage to Google Apps during non-business hours, so they'll be ready for you when you log in to your new Google Apps account. Please take some time and perform some email housekeeping. Delete any unwanted emails and empty your trash folder.

    Do I need to do anything after I get my Google Apps account?

    You'll just need to complete a few simple tasks to complete your migration, such as recreating any email rules you used in Outlook and setting up your mobile device.

    We think you'll enjoy your new Google Apps services, and we're committed to making this a smooth transition. More information to follow soon!

    But Why Google?