Elementary Chromebook Parent Notification 2020 and COPPA Compliance Form
Union County Public Schools is excited to continue the 1:1 Access Model using a Lenovo Chromebook in grades 2-5. It is the desire of Union County Public Schools to provide students with a great learning opportunity. The 1:1 Access Model is designed to increase global awareness, promote innovation, and encourage student success. As students attend classes this school year, teachers will be designing technology rich lessons that will implement 21st Century Skills into their curriculum.

Your student may receive remote learning opportunities, using district approved videoconference platforms, during the school year.

Student/Parent Responsibility
□ Students, who complete this form and are assigned a Chromebook, are financially responsible for this device and charger. This Chromebook is temporarily assigned and must be returned to your school upon indicated date.
□ Downloading personal items and applications (i.e. Pictures of your family, music, home videos, etc.) to UCPS computers is considered inappropriate
□ Students are to use the computer to enhance learning and research school related topics.

Parent Resources for Staying Safe Online
□ NetSmartz.org/Parents: http://www.netsmartz.org/
□ FBI Parent Guide to Internet Safety: https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/parents/
□ Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
□ KidsHealth.org: http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html

1:1 Learning Classroom
□ Students are responsible for taking care of UCPS devices to ensure these are not damaged. Cases are not to be removed and district installed for your protection.
□ Accidental damages are covered under the UCPS insurance policy.
□ Students must follow the UCPS Acceptable Use Guidelines.
□ All technical services, hardware and software, will be addressed by the UCPS Technology Services Department.

In order for schools within Union County Public Schools (UCPS) to continue to be able to provide your student with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning, they need to abide by federal regulations that require a parental signature as outlined below.

Our district utilizes several computer software applications and web-based resources, operated not by this school, but by third parties. These include Google Apps for Education (GAFE), Microsoft, Discovery Education, video conferencing, myON and similar educational programs.

In order for our students to use some of these programs and services, certain personal identifying information – generally the student’s name and email address – must be provided to the website operator. Students in grades 3-12 will receive a Google email account to participate in the Google Apps for Education program used by UCPS. Students cannot receive emails from everyone. Student emails are filtered in order to only allow approved senders correspondence to get to students.

Under federal law entitled the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), some websites must provide parental notification and/or obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. For more information on COPPA, please visit - https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions

The law permits schools such as ours to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the website operator.

If you do not want your student to participate in these programs, select the OPT-OUT box below.
As a student of UCPS I agree to the terms of this agreement. *
As a parent or legal guardian of a UCPS student I agree to the terms of this agreement. *
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