Privacy, Safety & Security
The general right of privacy will be extended to the extent possible in the electronic environment. Los Gatos Union School District and all electronic users should treat electronically stored information in individuals' files as confidential and private. However, users of student email are strictly prohibited from accessing files and information other than their own. The District reserves the right to access the Google systems and gmail accounts for the district's domain, including current and archival files of user accounts when there is reasonable suspicion that unacceptable use has occurred.
Official Email Address
All students will be assigned a email@example.com email account. This account will be considered the student's official LGUSD email address until such time as the student is no longer enrolled with the Los Gatos Union School District.
NOTE: The Google Apps Permission form is signed by parents during the InfoSnap online Registration and Update process. All students must have a signed permission form on file before they can receive their LGUSD Google Apps Account.
Access to and use of student email is considered a privilege accorded at the discretion of the Los Gatos Union School District. The District maintains the right to immediately withdraw the access and use of these services including email when there is reason to believe that violations of law or District policies have occurred.
District Provided Tools for Students:
- Students are provided with:
- Google Apps Account
- Curriculum Online Resource Account
- Educational Apps & Resources – Click HERE for a comprehensive list of our current Apps & Extensions.
Please refer to the Fisher Mobile Device & Google Apps Use Rules.
Safety with Google for Education – Tools schools can trust!
The mission of Google is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Enduring teachers and students everywhere have access to technology to learn and work together fits naturally with that mission.
That is why Google provides educators with powerful solutions that are affordable and easy to use. Google knows that trust is earned through protecting teacher and student privacy and providing the best security measures.This webpage explains Google's privacy and security commitments in plain language. Google Apps for Education (Online) Agreement.
Los Gatos Union School District restricts the incoming and outgoing email in the district's gmail domain to accounts created and distributed through the district.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. By default, advertising is turned off for Los Gatos Union School District’s presence in Google Apps for Education. No personal student information is collected for commercial purposes. This permission form allows the school to act as an agent for parents in the collection of information within the school context. The school's use of student information is solely for education purposes.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents the rights to review student records. Under FERPA, schools may disclose directory information but parents may request the school not disclose this information. Parents are provided the opportunity annually to opt out of disclosing their student's directory information on the District's Online InfoSnap Registration Form.
Privacy, Safety & Security FAQs
Are Chromebooks Safe?
Are Chromebooks protected against damage?
What happens if my Chromebook gets broken or lost?
What software will be provided on the purchased Chromebooks?