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Compliance with COPPA Policy

Compliance with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) Policy

Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in 1998 with amendments in 2012. The primary purpose of COPPA is to place parents in control over the information gathered about their children by websites/apps. The Rule applies to commercial websites/apps that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. Additional information regarding COPPA can be found by visiting  http://business.ftc.gov/documents/0493-Complying-with-COPPA-Frequently-Asked-Questions#General Questions
As part of our progressive mission, we continue to investigate and pilot new digital tools. The use of web-based software programs and apps has become an integral part of our curriculum in all three divisions at Sacred Heart Schools.
U.S. law permits schools such as Sacred Heart Schools to provide consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for parents to provide direct consent to each digital service the school utilizes.
During enrollment/re-enrollment, parents acknowledge their consent for Sacred Heart Schools to provide personal identifying information for their child such as first name, last name, email address, and username and other details as required by the website and/or software/app owners or operators noted below and to the owners or operators of any additional web-based educational programs and services Sacred Heart Schools may add during the upcoming academic year. Parents further release the school from any claims and liabilities that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the technology and/or software as described below.
The following lists the websites and apps utilized by students at Sacred Heart Schools. Websites and apps may not be used by all grades or by all levels. While no vendor will offer a guarantee of complete and perpetual security, the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy statements for the vendors listed have been vetted (as are updates and changes to them) to verify that appropriate security and privacy measures are in place to protect those using the service. Please contact the Director of Technology or the Administrators of the school divisions for more information.
Google Apps for Education (GAFE) (1-12) Includes Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, Calendar  & Chrome iPad app Privacy Policy 
Students from grade 1 through 12 have Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts. Grades 1-4 do not have access to email from outside the school domain. These students are able to share documents internally only. Grades 5-12 have access to email and sharing in and out of the institution. Students in all grades are blocked from using messaging within GAFE. Students at the Prep may use Google Hangouts for some classes.
Student GAFE account passwords are changed at various grades, becoming increasingly complex as the child ages. These accounts are created from the student's Active Directory account set up by the school. Student accounts are created with the student's first name, last name, username, and password.
iTunes (5-12) Includes Apple ID, iCloud. Students in grades 1-5 do not have personal iTunes accounts. Instead, they use use generic iTunes accounts to create videos and utilize apps. Students under the age of 13 are required to create academic iTunes accounts, with their parents, using their personal school email address. Students over the age of 13 create their own academic iTunes accounts using the school email address. Privacy Policy
AppleIDs and Family Sharing Disclosure (children under the age of 13) 
Schoology (MS, Prep)  Schoology is the course management software used by students and teachers. Parents can also access their student work and grades. Schoology accounts are created with the student's first name, last name, username, graduation year, User ID, and password.  Privacy Policy 
Dropbox (MS, Prep) Students may make Dropbox accounts using their school email address. This is used for data backup. Students under the age of 13 should set these up with their parents. The school does not set up these accounts for students.  https://www.dropbox.com/privacy
Notability (MS, Prep) Students create Notability accounts to take notes in their classes. Students create their accounts with their school email address and a password.  Privacy Policy
XtraMath – Teachers create classrooms using only the student’s first name. Students are given random PINs to use for login. Privacy Policy 
ClassDojo  - Teachers create classroom and student accounts using the student’s first name and random last initial. Used in grades 1st, 2nd, and 5th. Privacy Policy 
Seesaw - Teachers make accounts for students using their first name. Students join the teacher’s class. Used by one first grade class.  Privacy Policy 
FrontRow - Students create accounts using their first name, a teacher designated last name and school email. Policy Privacy 
EdPuzzle - Students create accounts using their first name and school email. It is used in grades 6-12.
Privacy policy 
Go Guardian - This product uses student Google accounts. It is used in grades 5-8. Privacy policy
Big History Project - Students create accounts using their first name, a teacher designated last name and school email. This is used in 6th grade social studies. Privacy policy 
CCPensieve - This program is also called Daily 5. Teachers create accounts using student first names only. Used by 1st-3rd grade. Privacy policy 
SmartMusic - At the Prep, students create their own accounts. At the LMS, parents supply the information to the teacher who creates the accounts for the students. Privacy policy
Educreations (website and App)  – Students create an account using their school username and password or join using Google. This is used beginning in grade 6. Privacy Policy 
Class flow - This software works with the Promethean boards to allow teachers and students to interact together. Teachers create their own accounts and add students. Student first names are added along with a fake last name. Privacy Policy 
Quizlet (MS, Prep) Quizlet is used by some teachers to make flash cards and practice quizzes for their students. Privacy Policy
Naviance (Prep) Naviance is used by grades 11-12 to assist with college planning. Privacy Policy 
Houghton Mifflin – Math program used in grades 6-7. Privacy Policy for digital resources
ExploreLearning (LS Math) Privacy Policy
Vimeo (MS, Prep) Privacy Policy 
Nearpod Privacy Policy 
Socrative Privacy Policy 
Kindle Privacy Policy 
Coursesmart Privacy Policy 
Khan Academy (LMS) Privacy Policy 
IXL (MS)  Privacy Policy 
Storybird (4th grade Writing class) Student accounts are set up without email addresses. Privacy Policy
StoryJumper Writing website for LMS students. Privacy Policy
Typing Club (LS) Privacy Policy 
Learning A-Z (LS)  Privacy Policy 
BrainPop Privacy Policy 
Mathletics (MS) Privacy Policy 
Fountas & Pinelli (LMS) Privacy Policy 
Handwriting without tears (LS) Privacy Policy 
Used in Academic Support Center at the LMS
PALS (LS)
Bookopolis (LS) Privacy Policy
Epic! (LS) Privacy Policy
Prodigy (LS) Privacy Policy
Amplify
 Grades 1-3 Privacy Policy
Read Naturally (LS) Privacy Policy
Other programs may gather and/or display information on students, but are accessible by parents and administration. These programs and their privacy policies are listed below.
Magnus Health (PSK-12) Privacy Policy 
Yearbook for LMS Privacy Policy 
Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) (Grades 3-8) & Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (Grades 1-2) Privacy Policy 
Infosnap Privacy Policy 
Ravenna Privacy Policy 
High School Placement Test (HSPT) Privacy Policy 
Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Privacy Policy
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