Dr. Jackson's Remote Learning Letter Fall 2020

August 21, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As we begin the 2020-2021 school year and we prepare to implement the District’s Return to School
Plan, which includes remote instruction, our teachers and related service staff will be providing
various web-based opportunities to our students. These web-based opportunities will be provided
through virtual platforms such as Google Hangouts, and Zoom and may include individual or group
instructional, educational and/or related service sessions via videoconferencing, livestreaming
and/or recorded lessons, classes and sessions. In addition, the District may also utilize livestreaming
and recording of in-person classes, which may include class discussions and student participation,
and provide access to live streaming lessons and/or recorded lessons to those students participating
remotely and/or students participating in-person, but in separate locations for health and safety

Please be aware that the use of third-party virtual platforms creates potential privacy risks, such as
risks related to encryption reliability, unauthorized access, data breaches and/or student access to
non-school sponsored content. In addition, depending on the virtual platform used, the platform may
use, maintain and/or disclose information gathered in connection with virtual sessions for its own
purposes, including purposes related to product development and/or marketing. While these privacy
risks do exist, our staff are taking reasonable measures to ensure confidentiality and security of
information exchanged while supporting students through these virtual platforms.

School staff will communicate with you as to when videoconferencing, livestreaming and recorded
lessons will be available for your student – either for individual or group instruction. On your end, if
your student is participating in a group instructional or related service session as part of remote
instruction, we ask that you ensure that your student is in a quiet, school-work designated space
and/or using headphones, and that your student’s device is non-public facing. We are asking students
and parents to maintain information learned about other students in a confidential manner, just as
we would expect for our students who participate in group sessions and classes while attending in-
person instruction. This request applies to maintaining information related to student participation
in livestream class lessons and prerecorded class lessons in a confidential manner. No
videoconferencing session, or livestreaming or prerecorded lesson may be recorded or redistributed
by students or parents in any manner.

We appreciate your continued partnership and flexibility during these exceptional circumstances. If
you have any questions regarding virtual platforms or the District’s use of videoconferencing,
livestreaming and recordings to provide educational activities and opportunities during remote
instruction, or concerns related to your student’s participation in virtual educational activities and
opportunities, please email Mr. Joshua Eliscu, Director of Technology at [email protected]


Dr. Janiece Jackson

cc: Principal Student Temporary Record

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