Configure an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad for BCSD E-Mail (Exchange)

The Bakersfield City School District does not provide support for personal electronics. The information outlined on this page is offered “as-is” with no warranty. The steps outlined on this page may vary slightly across devices and versions, but this information should be applicable to most situations.

Configuring mobile devices to access your BCSD E-mail may increase the amount of data usage on your cellular phone plan. BCSD is in no way responsible for any charges you may incur.

Use the information below at your own risk!

Configuring the Mail client

You can connect your device to an Exchange server by following these steps:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Microsoft Exchange.
  5. Fill in:
    • Your Complete e-mail address
    • The name of the Exchange server ( – The exchange server field may not appear until after you have entered your username and password
    • Enter bcsd for the domain
    • Enter your e-mail username
    • Enter your e-mail password
    • What you type in the Description field is the name your Exchange account will have on your device, and will be displayed in a list if you have more than one e-mail account configured. (Devices with iOS 4 or newer can have multiple Exchange accounts. However, devices with older operating systems can have only one.)

  6. Tap Next to continue.

    Your device will attempt to connect to the Exchange server with the information you have entered. If it’s successful, it will take a few minutes to synchronize your device and the Exchange server. When it’s done, your most recent e-mail, calendar items, and your Exchange Contacts will be viewable on your device.
  7. The last step is to adjust a couple of settings for your Exchange account:

    Tap Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then tap the account you just created to see the Exchange ActiveSync page. Make sure the switches for Mail, Contacts, and Calendars are all switched ON or OFF, depending on your preference.

    Then click the Mail Days to Sync button. Tap one of the options, depending on your preferences. Choosing No Limit is not recommended. 1 Month is the maximum recommended option here.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.