On Friday, October 7th, we will be transitioning our Google Apps (Gmail, Docs, Sites) to Google’s integrated authentication system. In order to do this, we must bring our passwords in line with Google’s requirement that all passwords must be at least 8 characters in length. This means that “fluffy” or “12345” are not going to be valid password options from now on (sorry).
Furthermore, even if your password already meets the length requirement, you will need to complete the password change procedure to register the change with Google and ensure the accessibility of your account.
To avoid interruption to your accounts (including Gmail, Docs, Sites, and Powerschool), please change your password by Friday, October 7th. See this TSS knowledgebase article for instructions on changing your password.