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Student Passwords

As you may be aware, LCPS adopted new information security controls this year. One of the most significant changes is the use of strong passwords for students in grades 2-12.  A strong password is the best defense in protecting data and student privacy.  Our information security regulation states that strong passwords have the following characteristics:

a. Contain both upper and lower case alpha characters

b. Have digits, punctuation and special characters

c. Contain at least eight characters including alpha, numeric and special characters.

An example is L@p$R0@k$!  This may also be called a “passphrase” – LCPS Rocks for example.

 The EdTech team has also produced this video available on the LCPS Vimeo channel