November 6, 2020
As you know, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is using Chromebooks this school year for remote learning. To help keep your child safer and support our instructional goals, we have online services provided by GoGuardian. We used GoGuardian successfully with students in grades 6-12 last year, and we have recently expanded our license to include grades K-5 for the 2020-2021 school year. It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use GoGuardian with 5.5 million students across the world.
How are we using GoGuardian?
We utilize GoGuardian Admin and 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. This means that GoGuardian only works when a student is logged into the Chrome browser with his/her school email address. GoGuardian functions on district Chromebooks or other personal devices if a student is signed into Chrome with a school account.
What are the school’s responsibilities?
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools selected GoGuardian services to help our students stay safer and more engaged online. We work with students during class time to help teach them digital responsibility and safety. Additionally, we train teachers about how to operate GoGuardian and about our policies and procedures to help protect student privacy.
What are my parental/guardian and child’s responsibilities?
We ask that students use their school-managed Google accounts and school-managed devices for educational purposes within the boundaries of Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District’s Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Board Policy 7540.03.
When a student is off campus, parents are responsible for supervising internet access and usage. We encourage you to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage with your child, and reinforce lessons of digital citizenship and safety with him or her. We also highly encourage you to report any potential cyberbullying or other sensitive issues to us.
How does GoGuardian help protect my child’s privacy?
To help your child remain scholarly and safe online, GoGuardian collects certain personally identifiable information about your child. 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 more detailed information about GoGuardian, you may visit GoGuardian’s website, Trust & Privacy Center
We are here to answer any questions that you may have.
Mrs. Felisha Gould, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Dr. Paul Lombardo, Assistant Superintendent of HR and Operations