• Microsoft Office 365 Advantage Program

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    Dear Los Alamitos Unified Families and Staff Members:     

    Los Alamitos Unified School District is excited to support our student’s success this school year and beyond by providing all enrolled students and staff members with five full copies of Office 365 ProPlus at no cost.   Students and staff members are able to download this software for home use on a PC, Mac, and iPad app due to our partnership with Microsoft Corporation.  You may have seen these software tools online costing hundreds of dollars to purchase for home use.   These are essential 21st Century digital learning skills that will allow our students to be prepared for college and beyond.   

    Below you will find information and instructions on how to access the software download site.  We hope you take advantage of the benefits provided by our Microsoft partnership.

    The FREE Office 365 ProPlus subscription includes:

    • 5 installations of the full versions of Microsoft Office ProPlus for PC and Mac

    • 5 activations of Office Mobile iPad/iPhone via iTunes and Android via Google Play

    1.  Visit http://portal.office.com   
    2.  Click sign-in box and sign in with your child’s credentials:



    Log In Examples:


         Username: jgriffin7890@golosal.net

         Password: *********


    Staff Member:

         Username jgriffin@losal.org

         Password: *********

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    3.  Once you sign-in, you will see options on the right of the screen for install.  You can click on Install to start the process or click on Other Installs for more options:
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    4.  If you click Other Installs, you will select Language and click on Install to start

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    5.  Follow the steps on the screen
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Student and Staff Advantage?

    Academic institutions that are Microsoft customers and license Office for all staff members are be eligible to offer Office 365 to their Students and staff members at no additional cost.  

    The FREE Office 365 ProPlus subscription includes:

    • 5 installations of the full versions of Microsoft Office ProPlus for PC and Mac

    • 5 activations of Office Mobile iPad/iPhone via iTunes and Android via Google Play

    Why is Microsoft introducing these changes?  

    Microsoft is committed to the success of each student and educator. Microsoft believes this offer will help students thrive in their educational endeavors by providing Microsoft’s best productivity solution at no additional licensing cost.

    Who provides customer support for the student downloads?

    Students/Parents should seek support via https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365/ct-p/Office365

    How do I figure out my student's login?

    • Students will use a combination of their name and ID (first initial, full last name, last 4 of their ID) as their username, followed by “@golosal.net”. 
    • For example, a student named Jane Griffin and ID number 1234567890 would use the following-- Username: jgriffin7890@golosal.net
    • Any apostrophes, hyphens, and/or spaces in a last name were left out due to Microsoft restrictions.  For example, a student named John O’Connor with the ID of 0987654321 would use “joconnor4321@golosal.net” for the username.  A student named Jane Smith-Doe would use “jsmithdoe4321@golosal.net.
    • Student passwords were updated for the 2017 school year. Elementary students have a random 6 digit alpha-numeric password and Middle School/High School students have a random 8 digit alpha-numeric password.

      Use the visual below as an example from the Parent Aeries Account to find your student's password:

      Student Info tab, Demographics, Student Data 2, Network Logon ID displays the new password.

     Student Info Tab, Demographics, Student Data 2, Network Logon ID
    If you do not have a Parent Aeries Account, please click here to register: http://parent.losal.org
    Where do I find my student ID number?
    Your 10-digit student ID is on your class schedule.  You can also find it on Aeries by visiting http://parent.losal.org and logging in.

    How do I setup Office 365 software/app on my tablet or phone?

    Download the Apps from your iTunes or Google Play accounts.  

    You can access Office 365 services from your mobile phone or tablet. Supported devices include Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad, Android Phone, Nokia (Symbian OS), and BlackBerry® devices.

    To set up your phone or tablet

    Use Office 365 on your Android Phone
    Use Office 365 on your BlackBerry® device
    Use Office 365 on your iPhone or iPad
    Use Office 365 on your Nokia (Symbian OS) phone
    Use Office 365 on your Windows Phone

    For general information about other phones and tablets, you can read these articles:

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    What happens when I graduate?

    Your Office 365 subscription through your institution ends upon graduation. You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available. If you have Office 365 Education at your school, you should make sure to transfer all your files from your school OneDrive to your personal OneDrive prior to graduation.

    Does Student Advantage replace the Office 365 University product or Office Home & Student?

    No, Office 365 University will continue to be sold to enable students at colleges and universities that do not take advantage of, or qualify for, the free Student Advantage offer and likewise for the Office 365 Home Premium offer.