DRAFT PAGE – This page contains information outlining expectations for student use of online resources provided by ISD 31. It also contains a summary of online services used by ISD 31 to support student learning. It is important that families read through this information before submitting the Acceptable Use Form in Family Access.

Digital Tools Notification

ISD 31 uses a variety of digital tools to support student learning. Technology vendors and software is utilized to support work as we help all students develop the skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. 

We have an inventory of our curriculum, testing, and assessment tools posted at https://www.bemidji.k12.mn.us/digital-resources and include an outline of the student data elements within each tool. This list is maintained and communicated annually to all families at the start of the school year. 

Please reach out to your child’s building administrator for additional questions regarding specific digital tools used in classrooms.

Google Workspace Notification

At ISD 31 we use Google Workspace for Education; a set of educational productivity tools from Google that includes Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, Meets and other tools used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. 

Students use their Google Workspace for Education accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, sign into Chromebooks, and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills.  The suite of tools extends to additional services including YouTube, which teachers use to supplement instruction and allow students to collaborate and connect to school both during and outside of the regular school day.

Google has added age restrictions to some additional services in an effort to better protect students under 18 by restricting access to content and various features.  Other services to which students may have access in this category include:

  • Google Cloud Print
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps
  • Google Translate
  • Blogger (grades 9-12)

Google provides information about the information it collects, as well as how it uses and discloses the information it collects from G Suite for Education accounts in its G Suite for Education Privacy Notice. You can read that notice online at https://gsuite.google.com/terms/education_privacy.html.

As part of our user agreement with Google, they are asking that we obtain permission from parents to allow students under 18 to use these additional services.  By signing off on the Acceptable Use Form you agree to allow your student to continue using these services as part of their daily educational experience.

Acceptable Use

Students and staff use the ISD 31 network as a learning tool every day. While we have CIPA-compliant filters in place to block as much of the negative content as we can, it is not possible to filter everything. Students are expected to abide by the guidelines detailed in the ISD 31 Acceptable Use Policy (available HERE). You are acknowledging that you have read the district’s Acceptable Use Policy including the Internet Use Agreement and have discussed it with your student.