The Jefferson County Schools District (JCS) is committed to ensuring all students have access to high quality, innovative instructional materials and resources in both print and digital formats. Several of web-based sites and applications are operated by third party services. These tools and applications may include, but are not limited to Microsoft Office 365, Canvas, MobyMax, Edulastic, Aspen, BrainPOP, Khan Academy, IXL, Discovery Education, and Major Clarity. In order to create accounts for our students, we must comply with federal regulations requiring parental consent as outlined below.
For our students to use third party programs and services, basic student information must be provided to the third parties. Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these web-based tools and applications must notify parents and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting this information from children under 13 years of age. In addition, under this law, schools are permitted to consent to the collection of this information on behalf of its students. This eliminates the need for individual parental consent given directly to each website or app provider. For additional information regarding COPPA, please visit: www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm
The COPPA Compliance Consent in Registration Gateway serves as verifiable parental consent for our schools to provide personal identifying information for your child that may consist of first name, last name, username, birthdate, and, if applicable, email address in order to create accounts on third party websites and applications. Questions about which third-party appls or websites will be used during the current school year, please contact your student's teacher(s).