Highlands and its teachers use several online tools to engage students and drive their learning. Before using any of the tools, we wanted to make you aware of federal laws and regulations that apply to the use of technology to support classrooms and require parent consent in order to be most effective.
In order for a teacher to use an online tool with student records or other information that could be personally identifiable, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that we obtain your consent to disclose your student's information to the website's operator or to other participants for the limited purpose of accessing the online tool.
In order for students to use these programs/services, certain personal information must be provided to the web site operator. Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these websites must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. For more information on COPPA, please visit http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm
The school or your student's teacher may add online tools to this list during the course of the year. When new online tools are added, parents will be notified in standard school or classroom communications.
At this time, consent is applicable to the following tools that your child’s teacher will be using during the school year.
Please take a moment to look at the website listed to view the online tools we will be using. Please visit any of the websites to see what personal information the site collects. When an email address is needed, we will have your student use his or her District-provided email account when using these sites.
The School Board of Seminole County Public Schools (SBSC) takes Data Privacy very seriously! Parents and students of Seminole County can feel confident that their student data is being shared responsibly and all possible measures are being taken to secure the data.