Engaging a supportive learning environment.

Your Account

All students have a G Suite account with a unique username and password. For incoming students in 2018-19, we have a new username and password convention. Check it out below. 

If you have questions, contact chromebook@puhsd.us.

2. Username format: 
last name + first initial + two digits of graduation year 
Example: Steph Curry currys20@puhsd.us 
(If unsuccessful, there may be a duplicate name. So for Steph, he'd add a second letter of his first name. Example: curryst20@puhsd.)

3Password format:
Permanent ID #
For example: 2223334444
(This is on your student ID cards.)

Change a password?
Students: You may update your password after initial login. Just be smart about what you choose. Pick a pass-phrase of a favorite song and include a capital letter and punctuation.

Still not successful?
Call Ms. Zito: 530.886.4440 or email tzito@puhsd.k12.ca.us.

From any G Suite App 
FYI: You can always find any G Suite app. Examples:


All Class of '19 accounts will remain open until August 1, 2019. For the graduating classes of 2015 to 2017, accounts have been closed but not deleted. If you need to your account reopened, email tzito@puhsd.us. Once you have access, pull the data to a new Gmail account using Google Transfer.

Micro Internships

If you are a junior, apply for a micro-internship during June. This is a great way to experience a professional workplace part-time and still balance it with your summer plans, whether that's work or play. The dates are June 6 through June 28. Here's the application with all the details: https://forms.gle/fESdbaaXfC3xxAoU8

What did I accept?

Every student enrolled in a Placer Union school is provided a student use of technology notification which requires an acknowledgement by both child and parent, either through the data confirmation process on the parent's portal or by signature. It is presented at the beginning of each school year or at the time of student transfer. As a ready reminder, it also loads as a browser tab on each school Chromebook. Here's our Student Use of Technology Notification.

Where's my Portal?

The Portal is a separate service to view grades, assignments and attendance. Once you have an @puhsd.us Google Apps student account, look for an email to connect to a student Portal account. Once there, click here to log in.

New Student?

Your account is created as soon as you enroll in one of our schools. Just follow the directions to the left to activate your Google Apps for Education account. It's already waiting in the wings for you. :)

Forgotten Password?

If you're locked out of your account, fill out this online form. You'll hear back from us within a day, if not sooner. If you have specific questions, contact Ms. Zito at 530.886.4440. 

Privacy of Data

Please read our letter to families regarding student information and visit our webpage on our privacy principles. This is an effort to provide you assurances, state our commitments, as well as be responsive to society's fast-changing technology landscape. Also addressed are the latest California statutes on student data protections. Privacy Letter to Families 


Create video via webcam to Google Drive: Screencastify.
Save to Google Drive captures a webpage for offline access.
Need some navigation tips on the Chromebook? Click here.
SoundCloud is great for audio podcasts. Step up to the mic.

Graphic Organizers

Once opened, click File => Make a Copy to edit. 

Build a Portfolio

Beginning in frosh Tech Essentials, you will launch a 4-year portfolio to post your best work from each course through to graduation. The tool we use in Placer Union is Portfolium.

Even a project you've built in shop or crafted in art can be photographed and posted. Animations, research papers, timelines, digital maps---all can be posted. 
Event: 5/2

Juniors & Seniors: Sign up to attend a full day in the El Dorado National Forest at the UC Berkeley Blodgett Research Station. You'll meet biologists, foresters, loggers, arborists, and even heavy machinery operators. Thanks to Sierra Pacific Industries for crafting this great day in the woods.  

Graduate Checkout

Prior to graduation, you will check in their chromebook. It is not available for purchase. If everything is running smoothly and there is no evidence of damage, you will not be charged. However, if there is damage, the fee is $40. (In 2020, the fee will be $50.)

Past Grads

All graduate accounts remain open until August 1. For the graduating classes of 2015 to 2017, accounts have been closed but not deleted. If you need to your account reopened, email tzito@puhsd.us. Transfer your student account to a new Gmail account using Google Transfer.

to Vote

Did you know you can pre-register to vote as soon as you turn 16? Don't wait until you're 18; sign up for this civic right and privilege now!  Click here.

Seal of 

Learn more about our Seal of Biliteracy and the requirements to earn this special status at graduation. Click Here...


Log in to your account HERE.

Read 180 

Log in to your account HERE.

Online Tutorials

Hone your math and English skills by checking out these how-to videos. Click here.

Quest Library

Choose great reads while on your Chromebook and then pick 'em up while on campus. Reserve the latest fiction title today and share an online review once you've turned the last page. Read On!
Here's how to navigate Quest.

Driver Education

PUHSD offers driver's instruction classes each summer at Placer High School. This year's class is being offered June 3 - 7. Pre-registration is mandatory. See your school's office for more details.