Here are some common questions the Technology Department is frequently asked. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions, please feel free to call (530) 245-7950 or submit IT Help Desk ticket.

Computer Questions:
iPad Questions:

Computer Questions:
  • Q: Why is my computer is so slow?
    A: Microsoft releases new Windows Updates on a weekly to fix performance and security issues. It may download and install in the background. You can speed up this process by restarting the computer.
  • Q: What is my security code to view my pay stubs?
    A: Your security code is the last four digits of your social security number.
  • Q: I can't log into my computer or email, who do I contact?
    A: Your account may be disabled due to inactivity or your password has expired. Give us a call at (530) 245-7950.

  • Q: What is my copying/print code?
    A: Your copy/print code is your Employee Number, without the leading zeros. You can find your Employee Number on your pay stubs or by contacting the Business department.

iPad Questions

  • Q: What is MDM or AirWatch?
    A: MDM or Mobile Device Management is a security software that allows us to be able to manage district-owned iPads. AirWatch is GUSD's current MDM provider.
  • Q: I have a new student, when can I have an iPad for him/her?
    A: As soon as you submit a IT Help Desk ticket ticket, our goal is to have the student's account(s) and iPad ready to use within a few days, if not sooner.
  • Q: I have a student who just left the school, what should I do?
    A: Please submit a IT Help Desk ticket ticket so we can disable the student's account and have the iPad reassigned to a new student.
  • Q: Can I monitor/see what the students are doing on their iPads?
    A: Due to Apple's limitations, we do not currently have a way to view student's iPads. However, please refer to AirWatch's Teacher Tools for some ability to manage iPads in the classroom.

iPad Apps:
  • Q: What is VPP?
    A: Apple's VPP or Volume Purchase Program allows the district to purchase paid apps in bulk, at 50% discount for 20 quantities or more. It is tied with our MDM and it allows us to reuse the licenses without having to repurchase the same apps.
  • Q: How do I purchase apps?
    A: Please visit the Purchasing Apps page for more details.
  • Q: What is "Gateway Apps"?
    A: Gateway Apps is a quick way to access all of the managed apps as well as purchased apps assigned to the staff/student. You can access Gateway Apps by pressing the app icon.
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