Category Archives: Network Drives

S: Drive is going away on August 8th

Saying good bye can be hard, but it’s time to move on. On Aug 8th, students will no longer have access to the S: drive.

Q1. What exactly is going to happen on August 8th?
1) Students rights to the S: Drive will be removed, they won’t be able to see or access it at all

2) Teachers will have READ ONLY ACCESS to the S: Drive.  This means they will be able to see, open, and copy out files/information as they need.  However, they will NOT be able to add, edit, or delete files from the S: Drive.

Q2. What is (was) the S: Drive?
A2.  A network drive where teachers could leave files/folders/resources for students to access from school or from home.

Q3. If it’s going away, what do teachers use to distribute electronic documents to students?
A3.  We are moving to Canvas, an online course management system, where students/families can find assignments and other resources.

Q4. Why is the S: Drive going away?
A4. Removing the S: will help create our ideal, which is to create one place for where students can find assignments, links, and classroom resources – which will be Canvas.

Q5. How long will teachers have access to the S: Drive with read-only access?
A5.  Teachers will have read-only access for the 17-18 school year only.

Q6. What if our school uses the S: drive for other purposes?  Sharing bookmarks, shortcuts to applications?  
A6.  Enter a helpdesk ticket with the techs and we’ll help work out other solutions.


Fixing your K: and S: drive on your teacher laptop

Q1.  I took the teacher laptop course this past spring, but now I’ve lost connection to the K: and S: drives?  How do I fix this?
This summer we sent out a notification that the K: and S: drives moved to new servers, here’s a copy of that message that contains directions for remapping the K: and S: drives.

There are two parts to perform in order to remap your drives.

First:  Delete the current drive mappings you have on your laptop for the K: and S: drives.  Click on the Windows Start button, then right-click on Computer.  When the pop-up menu appears, click to highlight Disconnect network drive.  Now all you have to do is select the drive mapping you need to delete.

Second:  find your handout titled Mapping Drives and Printers and follow the steps to reset your K: and S: drive mappings.   Please use the information below to successfully change the new mappings:

K: drive = \\lrc-5\d-common$

S: drive = \\lrc-11\students$

If you are unable to locate your handout, you will also find a modified version here.

Q1. It won’t take my password – it says it is incorrect.. what do I do?
Your password is probably correct – but instead, you’ve probably listed your username incorrectly.  It must be wdmschools\username.