Protect Your Confidential Information With Google 2-Step Authentication

Your SFUSD Google account provides access to all of your personal and confidential information, including information on your students. SFUSD strongly recommends you set up 2-Step Authentication on your SFUSD Google account. 2-Step provides an extra level of security and protection by having you verify your identity before you can access your account. You should protect your SFUSD Google account just as you would your bank account and information.

Follow these steps to turn on Google 2-Step Authentication. 

Stay safe and secure online by following these additional tips and reminders: 

  • Keep your password secure. Do not share your SFUSD password with anyone, including the District.
  • NEVER enter your SFUSD email password into an online form. The district will never ask for your SFUSD password in an email or online form.
  • Set up 2-step authentication in Google for your SFUSD account. This helps secure your account by asking you to confirm it’s you who is logging in to your Google account.
  • If you are concerned that your SFUSD account may be compromised, reset your password at
  • Keep your phone and computer up-to-date with the latest software updates
  • Be sure to have a passcode on your phone(s) and password on any personal computer(s)
  • Beware of public Wifi and public charging stations. Your data could be compromised by using public wifi and charging stations.
  • Do you not use your SFUSD Google account for personal activities, such as online shopping
  • "Be careful what you click" on websites and emails. Do not click on links in an email if you do not know the recipient. Check to make sure the recipient is who they say they are. While you may recognize the name of the send, the email address is not an SFUSD email. This means it’s a scam. 
  • Do not reply to emails or texts from a district official, such as the Superintendent, Board Commissioner, Principal, or a colleague asking for your help with buying gift cards. These are phishing scams and can occur via email or text messages.

For refresher guidance, check out DoT’s independent learning module on cyber security and online safety. If you think you have been the target of a phishing incident, reach out to the DoT Help Desk at

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