We are working hard to maintain home-school connections and to continue to meet with students at both HES and HA. We use two different video conferencing platforms to achieve our mission to provide a safe and supportive environment that fosters cooperation, critical thinking, creativity, integrity, and a love of learning.
The platforms we use are Zoom and Google Meet/Hangouts.
Zoom TOS: https://zoom.us/terms
Google Hangout/Meet : https://edu.google.com/why-google/privacy-security/?modal_active=none
GSuite for Edu is compliant with:
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998)
and other applicable law
HES students in grades 2-6 use Google Suite for Education, an integrated communication and collaboration solution, on chromebooks, iPads or netbooks in their classrooms. They have access to Google Drive and Google Sites. Grades 4-6 also have access to Gmail, but may only email their instructors. In addition to the core Google Suite for Edu products, we also use the Chrome Web Store, Google Earth and Google My Maps. We also use various Web 2.0 tools and websites with all students, K-6.
Student usernames and passwords are shared with parents and guardians, so that these accounts my be monitored at home. In order to allow monitoring of student accounts it is imperative that students do not change their passwords.
Please click on the links in the documents below to learn more about the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service for the websites HES students may use. Documents may be downloaded.