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RE: [K12OSN] New School using K12

We use the student's intials and their ID number (generated by our school
administrative package, Web2School).

So for user John Smith with ID #00134 the user name would be: js00134

This way we don't have to worry about changing the usernames every year, or
if the student gets held back etc.  The only time that the ID's get changed
is when they move from the middle school to the high school, and then we
usually re-enter all the names anyway.

Jonathan White
Computer Technician
Shaker Regional School District

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-admin redhat com [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com]On Behalf
Of Jonathan Carter
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 12:04 PM
To: K12OSN
Subject: [K12OSN] New School using K12

Hi K12 List!

I've just joined. Monday I'll be starting a new job at a primary school
where we'll be installing a K12 network with 24 thin clients tomorrow.

What I'd like to know is, what's the best way of setting up the users
for the students? Is it best to go by student number, or a mixture of
name and grade? Is it possible to use a username like jonathan-1 and the
next year it changes to jonathan-2? Or should I use a combination of
their name and the year they joined or are supposed to finish school?

Thanks guys, any advice to this school-newbie is highly appreciated!

- Jonathan

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