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Google Apps Permission Form - Elementary     Fisher Middle School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that beginning in October 2014, Los Gatos Union School District will be using Google Apps for Education for students and teachers. This LGUSD Google Apps in Education Site provides parents with information about the use of Google Apps in LGUSD. As with any educational endeavor, a strong partnership with families is essential to a successful experience.

  • The following services are available to each 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade student and is hosted by Google as part of Los Gatos Union School District’s online presence in Google Apps for Education:

    • Mail - an individual email account for school use managed by the Los Gatos Union School District

    • Calendar - an individual calendar providing the ability to organize schedules, daily activities, & assignments

    • Drive - a word process,  spreadsheet, drawing, forms and presentation toolset

    • Sites - an individual and collaborative website creation tool

    • Video - an individual and collaborative video creation tool

    • Google Classroom - an organizational tool used to manage assignments and content


Using these tools, students collaboratively create, edit and share files and websites for school related projects and communicate via teacher monitored discussion groups, blogs and wikis. These services are entirely online and available 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer.

Examples of student use include showcasing class projects, building an electronic portfolio of school learning experiences, and working in small collaborative groups on presentations to share with others.

Technology use in the Los Gatos Union School District is governed by federal laws including: Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. By default, advertising is turned off for Los Gatos Union School District’s presence in Google Apps for Education. No personal student information is collected for commercial purposes. This permission form allows the school to act as an agent for parents in the collection of information within the school context. The school's use of student information is solely for education purposes. COPPA – http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents the rights to review student records. Under FERPA, schools may disclose directory information but parents may request the school not disclose this information. Parents are provided the opportunity annually to opt out of disclosing their student's directory information on the District's Online InfoSnap Registration Form. FERPA – http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa



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