Student Login Instructions

  1. Power on the system and press Ctrl-Alt-Delete at the same time on the login/lock screen.
  2. In the Username Field type: .\pwcsstudent (The period and backslash need to be there).
  3. In the password field type: pwc$stud3nt
  4. Press enter.
  5. You will now be logged in. Please know this may take a few minutes.
  6. To access your email and other Office 365 resources you can go to
  7. You will be prompted for your PWCS email address (that is the one that ends Click next.
  8. If prompted for account type, choose school account. Click next.
  9. Then enter your PWCS password and click next. If you need to reset your password because you don't know it, please go to 

Locked Out?

If you get locked out of your device, you will need to wait 30 minutes and it will unlock on its own. The school and IT department cannot unlock it remotely. 

*For additional information on instructional resources and password reset options, visit the PWCS IT page.

Need help with a device provided by the school?

If you have issues with the mouse, the camera, or screen, please reach out for help.
For laptops, email Karim Benyoussef, Technology Support Specialist, [email protected] 

For iPads, email Gail Charnick, Instructional Technology Coach, [email protected]

Laptop/Device Checkout Agreement

  1. Parent/Guardian and student will review all aspects of the Prince William County Public School's Acceptable Use Policy for Computer Systems and Network Usage, Regulation 295-1.
  2. Accessing the Internet via the Student Device shall be used for instructional purposes and not for recreational or employment activities.
  3. Once the Student Device is returned, data the student may have stored on the device will no longer be accessible.
  4. The Student Device and accessories will be surrendered immediately upon request of the instructor or school official.
  5. Parent/Guardian will reimburse Prince William County Public Schools for the cost of a replacement should the Student Device be lost, stolen, or damaged. The costs incurred will not exceed the original cost of the device and its accessories. In the case of lost, stolen, or damaged equipment, parent/student agrees to contact the school within five business days so that appropriate procedures can be put into action to ensure replacement. If a device is lost or stolen and the replacement cost creates a financial hardship, the parent/guardian must contact the student's counselor to determine a solution to this difficulty.