Dear Parent or Guardian:
Irvington Public School is constantly striving to find ways to enhance our scholars’ educational experience. To help keep our students safer and more scholarly online, we have adopted online services provided by GoGuardian.
It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use GoGuardian to protect 5.5 million students across the world, and the Global Educator Institute has endorsed the GoGuardian Teacher product.
How are we using GoGuardian?
We have chosen GoGuardian 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
- Help 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 (i.e., when a student is logged into Chrome or a Chromebook with his/her school email address). Irvington Public School is protecting our scholars during the 2020 – 2021 school year by enacting web filtering through Go Guardian. This will stop unwarranted searches and unsafe websites from being seen by your child.
Irvington Public School enables teachers and administrators to use GoGuardian web filtration to protect students whenever they are logged in with their Irvington Public Schools student Google account.
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. 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 highly encourage you to report any potential cyberbullying or other sensitive issues to us.
How does GoGuardian help protect my child’s privacy?
Contact the Technology Department at 973-399-6800 x 1800 if you need further clarification.
Dr. April Vauss
Superintendent of Schools