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COPPA Compliance

Online Technology Consent

Dear parents and guardians,

Natomas Charter School is committed to providing our students with the most effective, educational web-based tools and applications.  The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal law, requires parental notification and consent for student use of School approved online resources for instructional purposes for students under 13 years of age.

Our school utilizes several web-based sites and apps that are operated by third-party services that include, but not limited to: Google Workspace for Education, Schoology, Zoom, FlipGrid, Khan Academy, NewsELA, and others.  In order for our students to utilize these 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 the FTC FAQ website.

How will this affect my child?

The School or your child’s teacher will be able to create accounts on educational websites and apps for your child to use at school.  The apps and websites used vary in content, but include learning and practicing skills such as phonics, reading, writing, communication, math, and more.

This form, when completed below, will constitute verifiable parental consent for our schools to provide personal identifying information for your child that may consist of first name, last name, username, and, if applicable, School email address in order to create accounts on third party websites and apps. A list of the websites and apps and links to their privacy policies can be found below.

Web Based Resources

This is the list of Web Based Resources or websites most commonly used by the Natomas Charter School teachers and students.

Website or App Privacy Policy Terms of Service