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Letter from the Director of Information Technology

HBHA teachers and administrators have been working tirelessly to make distance learning possible. This work represents a titanic shift in the way we typically operate and the way we think about how we educate our students. Our Lower School is new to bringing home school devices. We know this can be both exciting and confusing as we try to adapt traditional classroom instruction to online. To help we created this page to address frequently asked questions and to provide our contact information. Feel free to contact us in the Tech Team if you have any questions or concerns. 

Your HBHA Tech Team,

Richard Borlaza 
IT Director
rborlaza@hbha.edu
(913) 327-8157 office

Jenny Meade
Computer & Technology Teacher
jmeade@hbha.edu
 

Sign in to the Chromebook using your student's HBHA Google account, these vary by grade. Please do not sign in as a guest. 

  • K/1st graders do not have an assigned username and password. Use username: lab@hbha.edu / password: 1 to sign in.  
  • 2nd graders' Google account usernames were sent home with the school packets you picked up last week. This information is located on a green notecard, since they just began learning this information in February. If you did not get a green notecard (2nd grade only) and/or your student doesn't know their username, please email Jenny Meade at jmeade@hbha.edu.
  • 3rd/4th graders have individual Google account logins and passwords. Usernames are typically first initial and last name@hbha.edu. For example John Smith is jsmith@hbha.edu. If your student has any issues with logging in, please email Jenny Meade at jmeade@hbha.edu.
  • 5th graders and up are already familiar with, and using their Google account logins. 

HBHA Google accounts are the same as their HBHA email account, however, email is not activated for lower school students until 5th grade. 

  • K-4th graders do not have unique email accounts. All teacher email communications will go through the parents/guardians.
  • 5th graders and up use Microsoft Outlook to access email, not Gmail. They can access HBHA Email via the two ways below.

Manually enter website in web browser

  1. Open a web browser and go to https://login.microsoftonline.com.

Clicking link in HBHA Bookmarks

  1. Log into Google Chrome/Chromebook using HBHA Google account.
  2. Open a New Tab.
  3. On your Bookmarks Bar, click on the HBHA Bookmarks folder.
  4. Click on the HBHA Email link.

Google Classroom is a free web service that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. 

There are two ways to access Google Classroom:

Manually enter website in web browser

  1. Open a web browser and go to https://classroom.google.com.

Clicking link in HBHA Bookmarks

  1. Log into Google Chrome/Chromebook.
  2. Open a New Tab.
  3. On your Bookmarks Bar, click on the HBHA Bookmarks folder.
  4. Click on the Google Classroom link.

No, HBHA devices are not subject to any content filtering while outside of our school network. 

At HBHA, we take your student's privacy and security very seriously which is why only approved apps and extensions can be installed on our devices. To submit an app for approval please email Richard Borlaza, IT Director, at rborlaza@hbha.edu.

For technical support regarding school-issued devices please contact Richard Borlaza, IT Director, at rborlaza@hbha.edu or at 913-327-8157 during normal school hours.

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