Privacy and Student Data Security

The Somers Public School District is committed to protecting privacy and developing technology that gives students the most powerful and safe educational experience. The District complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which has a goal of protecting a student's educational records. Although FERPA regulations apply only to students, Somers Public Schools is equally committed to protecting the privacy of all data.

For more details on FERPA, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA webpage.

Somers Board of Education policies with regards to privacy can be found:
DBS Code: 3520.12 Data-Based Information Management System - Confidentiality Policy
DBS Code: 3520.13 Data-Based Information and Management System - Student Data Protection and Privacy/Cloud-based Issues

One of the District's goals is to integrate technology throughout the district and expand the use of technology in the classroom to sustain a 21st century learning environment. In order to reach this goal, the following systems may be used by the district. Please contact the student's classroom teacher if you would like more detail about which services are being used. Click on a service below to view their privacy policies.

District-Wide Critical Services

Classroom Services (continued)

Google (Apps for Education)

TurnItIn (SHS Originality Checking Service)

PowerSchool (Student Information Services)

EasyBib (SHS/MBA Bibliography Generator)

InfoSnap (Online Student Registration)

Canvas (SHS HigherEd Online Courses)

Follett-Destiny (Library System)

Pearson Realize (SHS/SES Online Mathbook)

Naviance (College and Career Readiness)

NewsELA (SHS News Articles)

IEPDirect (Special Education Management) (SHS Language Arts)

OdysseyWare (Online curriculum & eLearning)

Pear Deck (SHS Classroom Presentations)

CompuClaim-SBCH (Medicaid Billing)

Holt McDougal Online (SHS/MBA Textbooks)

Discovery Education (MBA Interactive Content)

Student Assessment

TinkerCAD (MBA 3D Design & Modeling)

Pearson Inform (Student Progress Tracking)

Scratch (MBA Programming Service)

NWEA (Student Assessment Tests)

Learning A-Z / RazKids (SES Online Material)

BrainPop (SES Online Activities)

Classroom Services

Spelling City (SES Spelling & Vocabulary)

eBackPack (SHS Classroom Management) (SES Online Instructional System)

Showbie (MBA/SES Classroom Management)

SuperTeacher (SES Printable Worksheets)

iXL / Quia (K-12 Online Curriculum)

edHelper (SES Educational Resources)

McGraw-Hill (K-12 Online Textbooks)

StarFall (SES Interactive Reading)

Kahoot! (K-12 Quizes and Surveys)

KidBlog (SES Blogs for Students)

Khan Academy (K-12 Online Learning)

Enchanted Learning (SES Educational Sites)

Nearpod (K-12 Interactive Lessons)

Sunburst Digital (SES Type2Learn)

Quizlet (K-12 Online Learning Tools)

Class Dojo (SES Classroom Engagement)

EverNote (K-12 Notes Capture)

XtraMath (SES Math Website)

SeeSaw (K-12 Digital Portfolio)

LearnZillion (SES Online Curriculum)

eClicker (SES Presentation App)