Lakota Local Schools is committed to supporting its students' personalized learning experience by providing technology resources that will enhance their educational experience.
The information contained on this page is here as a service to the Lakota public. The links presented here should not be considered to be part of the official Lakota Local School District website.
Technology Resources for Families
Equity of access for our students is a primary focus, to support each student having internet access to fully leverage their WEareEMPOWERED device both in and outside of our schools. Our schools will continue to evaluate student needs and explore school based options in addition to a limited number of filtered mobile hotspots that students can checkout at the Innovation Hubs, with parent permission.
In addition, Spectrum is offering an assistance program for National School Lunch participant families for high speed home internet.
The FCC is also offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft Office Suite
Digital productivity and creation skills are a key component to preparing our students for a successful future.
Lakota Schools uses both Google Suite and Microsoft Office throughout its schools. Microsoft Office is available to our students at no cost to our families or the district.
Students in grades grades 2-12 are able to use a full version of Microsoft Office on up to five devices. Software versions include the latest version of Microsoft Office for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.
Please Note: Lakota Local Schools does not require or support installation or use of Microsoft Office. Please access Microsoft’s online resources for support.
If you are a student in grades 2-12 at Lakota Local Schools, please sign in to your OneLogin account following these steps:
- Enter your student Home Access Center username followed by @lakotastudents.com Example: John.Smith@lakotastudents.com PLEASE NOTE: Only Student accounts will work. Guardian accounts are not authorized for access to Microsoft Office.
- Enter your Home Access Center password.
- To obtain your Home Access Center username and/or password, please contact your school’s office.
- Please note: Your account may be locked with too many failed login attempts. If this happens, please wait at least five minutes, confirm your username and password and then try again.
Once the student is signed into OneLogin:
- Select your language.
- Choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit and then click install.
- Please note: you must click "advanced" to select 64-bit.
- Click install.
Your Office 365 ProPlus experience will then begin.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I still have access after graduation?
- What does Office 365 ProPlus include?
- How can I learn how to use Microsoft Office?
Will I still have access after graduation?
What does Office 365 ProPlus include?
Office 365 ProPlus comes with a full version of Office and familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more.
Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service and allows each student to install on up to five PCs or Macs, and five tablets and access Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones).
How can I learn how to use Microsoft Office?
There are several free resources online on how to use office, including through Microsoft's website.
Bring Your Own Device
Through Lakota's WE are Empowered program, all students in grades 3-12 have access to their own district-owned device. Per Board policy, students are also allowed to bring their own personal communication devices "as part of a classroom activity when indicated for instruction by a teacher or administrator."
While we cannot recommend specific makes and models of devices since student and family needs differ, here are the minimum device requirements for Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and Canvas, Lakota's Learning Management System.
Please note: While Microsoft Office 365, G Suite and Canvas are supported on iPhones, iPods and Android phones that meet the specs above, we encourage the larger screen sizes to meet a wider variety of educational software.
|Device Type||Windows PC||MAC||iPad||Android Tablet|
|Processor||1 GHz or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2||Intel Processor||ARM-based or Intel x86|
|Operating System||Windows 7 or later||Mac OS x 10.10 or later||iOS 7 or later||Android 4.4 or later|
|Wireless||802.11 g/n||802.11 g/n||802.11 g/n||802.11 g/n|
|MDD (Storage Capacity)||64 GB||64 GB|
|RAM||2 GB+||2 GB+|
Canvas. HAC. OneLogin. Lakota's teachers use a variety of digital tools in the classroom and when communicating with parents. Our Online Tools page can help you understand our tools and resources.