Student NAS Folders

To: All RCS Students and Faculty
From: Rob Tidrow, Technology Coordinator
Date: August 30, 2012
Effective Date: September 4, 2012

As we begin to grow the number of files stored on our network, it has become evident that our current Student NAS (Network Attached Storage) paradigm is outdated. For one, our storage devices are quickly running out of space. Second, students that travel between buildings must have access to their files regardless of their “home” school.

To resolve these issues, we are changing the way students will access their NAS files. The change is a simple one as it uses the same procedure that our staff and faculty currently uses to access their NAS files.

Accessing Student Files

Starting September 4, students will be able to access their NAS files by simply going into their My Documents folder (also called Documents in Windows 7 and located in the Libraries folder).

Students will no longer have an M: drive, N: drive, or X: drive in which to store files.

Accessing Public Folders To Share Files

In addition to the Student NAS changes, we are changing the Public folder within the Student NAS. A common practice that we want to continue to encourage is for teachers to share files with students. Currently teachers share these files by using the Public folder within the Student NAS.

Starting September 4, teachers will be able to share files with students by copying files into the Users folder within the S:\ drive. Each teacher should create a folder with their name so students can easily identify their shared files.

Requesting Your Help

We ask that you provide this information to all the students in your school starting this week. This will allows students to be aware of the new NAS folder set up when they return from the Labor Day weekend. We see the main areas of impact being the high school and intermediate schools.

If you have any questions about the new student NAS, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail at or call my office at extension 4902.

Thank you,

Rob Tidrow, Technology Coordinator