Olson Help Desk!

We know that families and students may have questions about Distance Learning, Google Classroom, Google Meet, and more - and we are here to help!

This year, we will be piloting a live "help desk" via Google Meet - a staff member will be available to answer your questions, and even show their computer screen to show you exactly how some of these online tools work. If we can't answer your question, we can help connect you to someone who can.

Ongoing hours for the help desk:

  • Monday - Friday - 9 am - 4 pm
  • (On days when school is in session:)

To access the help desk:

  • If your student is signed in with their MPS account, just go to Google Meet (meet.google.com) and enter the nickname olsonhelpdesk
  • To access with another Google account, use this link.
  • (Link will be updated daily for security reasons).
  • If you do not have a Google account or are unable to access the Help Desk, please use the contact information below.

Also feel free to e-mail, call, or text:

  • laura.henry@mpls.k12.mn.us
  • (612) 888-2529 - (texting is preferred)

Finally, if you have non-urgent questions about the student or parent portal; Distance Learning; or general school information and events, you may fill out this form and we will get back to you.


In the meantime, use the links below and to the right to explore more helpful resources!


PDF Google Classroom - 1st day instructions   --  Instructions for navigating Google Classroom.