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Email Login and Basics

Gmail for Pembroke Public Schools

Your Pembroke Email Important Things to Know:

  1. School/district emails are always public records.  As soon as you hit Send on an email it is stored in our system and is considered a public record.
  2. Never use your work email for personal communications like messages to your doctor, your child's teacher, other jobs, etc. 
  3. Never log into your school email on a public wifi network (i.e. coffee shops, stores, airports).  When in public, after selecting a wifi network on your device, if you are not asked to enter a wifi password, then you are accessing an open, public network, and it is not secure.  Hackers can see your username and password in plain text as it is sent over public wifi from your device to the site you are logging into. (The same is also true for logins to any personal accounts).

Logging into Gmail

  • IMPORTANT: Desktop applications will NOT work with Gmail.  We must access Gmail through a web browser, preferably Chrome.
  • Go to
  • Click Sign In
  • Enter your email address in the format
  • Click Next
  • Enter your Pembroke Public Schools Google password
  • Click Next
  • Your inbox opens

Set up your New Gmail Account by Following the Steps Below:

Step 1: View the Tutorial Video to Learn Some Gmail Basics

Step 2: Review and Choose your Basic Settings

  • From your Gmail Inbox, click the Settings icon near the top right.
  • You will see options to adjust your density, set your theme, and a few other basics.

Step 3: Set up your Gmail Signature

  • From your Gmail Inbox, click the Settings icon near the top right.
  • Click See All Settings
  • Scroll down to the "Signature" section
  • Click Create New
  • Type in your signature.  Be sure to include your full name, position and building.  You can adjust font colors and sizes for a professional looking signature.

Step 4 (Optional): Make Gmail your Default Email so that Email links open in Gmail

You must be in the Chrome Browser:

  • Open Gmail
  • Click the "Handler" icon in the address bar: 
    Handler icon
  • Click Allow
  • Click Outlook in the window that pops up, and then click Google Chrome

If you do not see the Handler icon in your address bar:

  • Open Chrome Browser and click the three vertical dots at the top right.
  • Click Settings.
  • On the left, click Privacy and Security
  • Click Site Settings
  • Under Permissions, click Additional Permissions
  • Click Protocol Handlers
  • Click Sites can ask to handle protocols