Go Guardian

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Dear Parents:

We are excited to share that the complete overhaul of our school’s network infrastructure including wireless internet and a dedicated enterprise fiber connection is nearing completion.  Stay tuned for a complete update on our progress and where we are heading.  

The new network will afford us many more opportunities to integrate technology into our classrooms and prepare students for the 21st-century technology-enabled workforce.  With those opportunities comes a heightened level of responsibility to ensure that safety, equity, and privacy are all equally valued. We are working hard to establish appropriate safeguards to help guide and regulate our student’s online usage.  We have recently adopted the online services provided by, GoGuardian, which will help keep your child safer and more scholarly online.  

Watch Mr. Falgares, our Director of Technology, introduce GoGuardian and how it will be leveraged at St. Rose High School.  

 

 

It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use GoGuardian to protect 5.5 million students across the world, and the Global Educator Institute has endorsed the GoGuardian Teacher product.

How are we using GoGuardian?

We have chosen GoGuardian Teacher services to:

  • Help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material

  • Help students stay “scholarly” and more focused when learning online

  • Help assess students’ progress towards class assignments

  • Facilitate communication between teachers and students during class time

 

When and how does GoGuardian operate?

GoGuardian’s web-based services operate on our school’s managed Google Suite for Education Chrome accounts (i.e., when a student is logged into Chrome or a Chromebook with his/her school email address).

 

St. Rose High School now enables teachers to use GoGuardian Teacher with students in their classes only during school hours from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Teachers can leverage GoGuardian to:

  • See what students are working on in real time during that class

  • Guide students towards content by remotely opening or closing tabs

  • Disable browsing on their device during assessments 

  • Engage directly with an individual or a group of students through the chat functio

 

What are the school’s responsibilities?

We selected GoGuardian’s services to help our students stay safer and more scholarly online.  Additionally, we will train teachers about how to operate GoGuardian, and about our policies and procedures to help protect student privacy.

 

What are my parental/guardian and student responsibilities?

We ask that students uses their school-managed Google accounts and school-managed devices for educational purposes within the boundaries of our acceptable use policy and Technology agreements.

 

How does GoGuardian help protect my child’s privacy?

GoGuardian abides by the Student Privacy Pledge and is certified by iKeepSafe as compliant in FERPA and California student privacy laws. GoGuardian does not use Personal Student Information beyond purposes laid out in our acceptable use policy and technology agreements.  GoGuardian has consulted with privacy experts, participates in privacy organizations, is a proud signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, and has been awarded certifications by iKeepSafe for complying with both Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and California student privacy laws.  For more detailed information about GoGuardian, you may visit GoGuardian’s website, Trust & Privacy Center, GoGuardian’s Product Privacy Policy, and the COPPA Notice and Disclosure Form.

 

What’s next?

Teachers will be using GoGuardian during their classes.  Towards the end of the second semester, we will assess the effectiveness of the product and determine its viability for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Please reach out if you have any questions.  Thank you for your continued support of St. Rose High School.

 

Very truly yours,



 

Mr. John Tonero

Principal