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BCSD Gmail Resources

On Monday, March 19, 2018, Bethlehem School District will be using Gmail and Google exclusively for its email and calendar platform. This means all username@bcsd.neric.org email addresses currently being used by Bethlehem employees will be replaced with username@bethlehemschoools.org email addresses, hosted by Google.

How will I log in to my bethlehemschools.org Gmail? There are many methods to access your account, but the recommended method is to use the Google Chrome web browser and the address https: //mail.google.com/

Learn more about how to sign in on a computer, phone or other mobile devices.

The IT team has been working closely with faculty and staff for several months to ensure a smooth transition from Microsoft Outlook to the new Gmail platform. Training has been made available to all employees, but we want to be sure you have the resources you need if, and when, you have questions about using Gmail and Google calendar. 

We encourage you to share your new email address with your regular contacts as soon as possible. However, it is important to remember that email sent to your old bcsd.neric.org will be automatically forwarded to your new bethlehemschools.org address so you never have to worry about missing an important message. 

On Friday, March 16, beginning at 4 p.m., all existing bcsd.neric.org email will be copied over to your new bethlehemschools.org account. After the cutover, you will no longer be able to send email from your bcsd.neric.org account. You will be able to access your bcsd.neric.org email in Outlook in a read-only format until June 30, 2018. There are some things you can still do to assist in the migration.

Timeline:

  • March 16, 2018, 4 p.m. – This is the cutover date. All existing email through Mar. 9 will be migrated and you will begin to receive new email in your bethlehemschools.org account. You will no longer log in to Microsoft Exchange/Outlook to receive your email.
  • March 17-18, 2018 (weekend) – Remaining email from Mar. 9-Mar. 16 will be migrated over the weekend.
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 – The email migration will be complete and all BC employees will use their bethlehemschools.org accounts to send and receive email and schedule calendar dates.

Top 7 things to remember…

  1. Beginning March 19, we will no longer be using the bcsd.neric.org addresses and will begin using the bethlehemschools.org addresses exclusively.
  2. After the cut-over, all email sent to you @bcsd.neric.org address will automatically get forwarded to you @bethlehemschools.org address… indefinitely.
  3. All contents of your inbox will be moved over. Including cabinet/folder structure.
  4. All of your contacts will come over, both external and internal contacts. Contact groups WILL migrate over if Google can verify those addresses exist.
  5. If you receive email on your phone or mobile device, please download the Gmail app (in your App Store or Google Play Store) and login with your @bethlehemschools.org username and password.
  6. If we recently renamed your exchange or Google account, you will continue to receive mail from your previous address, even after the migration. Ex. Ssmith4@bcsd.neric.org was renamed to ssmith@bcsd.neric.org. So after the migration, email from both ssmith4 and ssmith will flow into ssmith@bethlehemschools.org.
  7. Please be aware that students are now in the same email domain as you. Which means they can look you up, and email you directly.