Do I need to cancel school lunches this week?
Yes, please go online
to cancel your students’ school lunches for this week. That is the best way to ensure your account is credited timely.
How do we pick-up medications, supplies, take-home binders?
Teachers have been very efficient in pulling together the Highlands @ Home student materials, and they are ready to be picked up today – Monday, March 16th. Parents can pick-up both materials and prescription medications from the Learning Center. We have organized the pick-up schedule based on last name – see below:
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM: Abernathy – Good
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM: Goodrich – McEwan
5:30PM – 6:00 PM: McGinis- Zuberi
What is the difference between Google Meet and Google Classroom?
Google Meet is for video conferencing, which is what the teachers will be using to interact and teach lessons with your student “live.” Highlands Pulse is where all your students’ classwork will be located - your teacher will be sending out additional information about that. Google Classroom is another platform that other teachers are using to post their assignments.
Assume that you have disabled the necessary privacy and tracking settings for each child’s Google log-in or do we need to go in and do that? Google is notorious for gathering and sharing our information.
I have some concerns about the security profile that is required to be installed on our personal tablet in order for my child to be able to use Google Classroom. If I were to agree to the device policy profile, it would allow the school’s Google Apps admin to manage settings on our tablet and even erase data on it.
I realize that there is almost certainly no nefarious intent here, but I don’t understand why I’m required to give up so much control of my data to the school. Why would Highlands need the ability to wipe my data on a personal device as a prerequisite for remote learning?
Each student and teacher account is part of a Google Educational Suite. Part of Google's policy is to ensure that we (Highlands School) have the ability to wipe them from a device, if needed, because they contain student data. Giving the school this permission ONLY means that we have the ability to pull that account off the private device should that be necessary. We DO NOT have the ability to wipe anything else from the device where the security profile is installed. Each time a “@highlandsschool.org” account is loaded on a “private" device, the user is required to load this security profile so that our organization has the ability to remove the account should the need arise. For example, this would apply if a student withdrew from the school. We would then have the ability to log into Google admin and remove the child’s account from whatever device it was installed on. This policy is about keeping the child's data safe .