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In order for The Tandem to provide your student with the most effective tools for succeeding in this new digital school year, we need to abide by federal regulations that require a parental signature as outlined below. The Tandem 20/20 Tutoring Program staff and volunteers will use educational web-based services and applications. Many of the Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policies of these applications state that, due to Federal Law, any users under the age of 13 must obtain parental permission to use their sites and often require an email address or other personal identifying information.
Our after school tutoring and homework help program will utilize several computer software applications and web-based services, operated not by The Tandem, but by third parties. These services include Google Apps for Education (GAFE), Google Classroom, Google Meet, YouTube, and similar educational programs. For students to use these programs and services, certain personal identifying information such as the student’s name and email address must be provided to the website operator, in this case, Google, as well as the Tandem staff and volunteer tutors. Under federal law entitled the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these websites must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. For more information on COPPA, please visit https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/. The law permits entities like The Tandem and its tutoring program(s) to consent to the collection (photo/audio/video recording) of personal information on behalf of all of its campers, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the web site operator (Google Classroom, etc.).
This form, when completed below, and on file with the Tandem, will constitute consent for our after school tutoring program to provide personal identifying information for your child consisting of first name, last name, and email address and username (where applicable). If you do want your student to participate in these programs (primarily Google Classroom), please select the OPT-IN box below. If you do not want your student to participate in these programs, select the OPT-OUT box below. Thank you.
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I grant permission to the Tandem to use my student’s image (photographs and/or video) for use in media publications including (check all that apply):