Strong Passwords

Use this site to find a wealth of resources to help Lake Stevens staff and students maintain a safe digital life.

Rules for a Strong Password

Lake Stevens School District

Here are the basic requirements for passwords in the Lake Stevens School district for all staff and students:

  • a minimum of eight (8) characters
  • at least one (1) upper case letter
  • at least one number or non-alphabetic character

Please review the video below on creating strong passwords to help you create a password that protects your privacy while helping you remember it more easily.

How to Choose a Strong Password

Changing the Password on your Chromebook

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Change Your Skyward Password

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Reset Student Passwords with Hapara

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Learn More About Strong Passwords

Use the links below to learn more about how to create and maintain strong passwords in school and in life.

Passphrase Generator

Online Tool

Many people find phrases in their mother tongue, even if complete nonsense, easier to remember and type than passwords consisting of arbitrary letters and numbers. Of course, since only a minority of sequences of letters are words in a given language, the information density or entropy of such keys is lower, and consequently a phrase must be substantially longer than a meaningless key to be equally difficult to guess.

Use this PASSPHRASE GENERATOR to help you find a strong combination of words for your password.

CommonSense Media

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

CommonSense Media Digital Citizenship curriculum is the recommended curriculum in the Lake Stevens School District. Click any of the links below to find excellent resources for the classroom or home to help you understand why strong passwords are necessary.

Grade 3 - 5 Lesson

Grade 1 -2 Lesson

Check Your Password

How secure is it?

If you want a second opinion, use the Strong Password Checker by Microsoft. It is a safe site that allows you type in your password and check the strength. Everything is kept local on your computer so no one can capture your password.

Password vs passphrase cartoon