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Google Additional Services

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Parents/guardians of students in grades 4-12 must provide consent for Google’s menu of additional services (Google Translate, YouTube, etc.) on HCPSS-issued Chromebooks.

How to Provide Consent  →

Additional information on HCPSS Digital Tools can be found online.

Contact your child’s Instructional Technology teacher or Library Media specialist with any questions.

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Additional Services

Google Earth

Grades 6-12: An authorized Supplementary Digital Tool that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles. Teachers may use it in instruction with Digital Tours of various locations around the world.

Google Translate

Grades 4-12: An authorized Supplementary Digital Tool that offers free service to instantly translate words, phrases, and web pages between English and more than 100 other languages. Students will be informed when this service is allowable for use.

CS First

Grades 4-5: An authorized Supplementary Digital Tool for creating interactive stories, games, and animations using a programming language called Scratch during the Computational Thinker unit.


Grades 6-12: Please note, if consent is not provided, students will still be able to watch YouTube videos embedded in teacher resources on Canvas. Parent/guardian consent is for students’ direct access to the YouTube website.

More Information

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Parents/guardians who previously provided consent for Google’s menu of additional services do not need to do anything further.

To provide consent for your child to access Google’s additional services, parents/guardians should complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to HCPSS Connect.
  2. Select More Options from the left panel.
  3. Select HCPSS Google Menu from the middle of the page.
  4. Click the check box to provide consent. Changes are automatically saved.