This document outlines Manzano Day School’s policy regarding the sharing of student information digitally with third party software vendors.
In our effort to provide Manzano Day School students the best possible learning experience, the school utilizes a variety of technologies, including free and purchased cloud based software operated by third parties.
In order to utilize these applications most effectively, some require the collection of student information (typically a username/password combination or occasionally an age, in order to tailor services to a particular age group).
Please know that we do not take this matter lightly; Manzano Day School is committed to the safety and security of our students at all times, including in the digital environment. We carefully vet all software and privacy policies, and limit the information provided to third party suppliers by using anonymized usernames and generic birth dates (where applicable) in order to ensure the continued safety and security of the entire Manzano Day School community.
At this time, Manzano Day School is utilizing a handful of software applications that collect information about students (limited to username/passwords and/or age), or share information about students with other applications. Those applications include: TypingPal, StudyDog, BrainPop, Seesaw, Google Apps for Education, Khan Academy, and Code.org. We believe that these vendors are serious about protecting student information, and as part of our commitment to the safety and security of our students, we have taken additional steps to prevent information collected by these vendors from being of value, or allowing for personal identification, should their security protocols be breached.