The complete Groupwise manual is available through the network under your applications folder on Documents and Share. Following are very basic instructions. For more detailed information please consult your tech rep or the Groupwise instructional manual.
Lowell Area School uses an e-mail program called GroupWise. This will be your main form of communication within the building. All memo’s, phone messages, notes, appointments, etc. will be done via e-mail. It is extremely important that you check your e-mail daily. All staff e-mail addresses are available on the district’s web site, which means parents will have access. Remember, the district is providing this program and e-mail address and it should be used primarily for school business. Proper and appropriate use of the district e-mail system should be followed. Do not use the e-mail system to sell personal items or use as an advertisement tool unless using the “Las garage sale” group.
Web Access (you can check your calendar and e-mail) can be reached at home also by accessing the web site at http://mail.lowellschools.com
Steps to Access e-mail
1. Double-click on the GroupWise icon under the applications folder on your teacher workstation or on the icon on the desktop.
2. You should see your mailbox at this time.
3. At this time, you are now ready to send and receive e-mail messages, organize your calendar, view other individual’s calendars, set up appointments, etc.
Read an e-mail
Once you have started GroupWise, you will see that your screen is split into two sections. On the left side of your screen are your viewing options. For e-mail you should be in your mailbox.
GroupWise will let you know how many unread messages you have as soon as you enter the program. An unopened envelope icon denotes an unread e-mail. Follow the steps below to read and delete an e-mail message:
Send an e-mail
GroupWise is both an external and internal e-mail system. This means you can send e-mail messages to both GroupWise addresses and internet e-mail addresses.
Remember you can send an e-mail to other internet addresses simply by typing the address in the Send to line.