Technology

Welcome to the Technology Department

The Rocky Hill community includes learners of all ages who explore, share, communicate and evaluate information through many forms of technology. Technology is essential to prepare our students and staff to be productive in an increasingly complex society. The Rocky Hill Public Schools Technology Department strives to provide the support and tools necessary to our students and staff to become proficient in the use of technology, while providing the systems to run and manage district operations. Students will become lifelong learners, build knowledge and develop critical thinking skills that will empower them to be responsible contributors in a global environment. 

Student Data Privacy & Security

Student Data Privacy
The district's goals include providing technology that supports the learning environment and creates opportunities for students to discover and achieve their maximum potential in innovative and exciting ways. The district uses an array of technological resources, software programs and apps that students may utilize. Some apps that may collect information from students and staff are thoroughly reviewed and only approved after the vendors agree to comply with Federal and State of Connecticut privacy laws.

The Rocky Hill Public Schools is committed to protecting student privacy while providing technology that gives students the most powerful and safe educational experience. The district complies with privacy laws including FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Connecticut Student Data Privacy (PA-189) and requires all vendors who collect any information from students and staff to comply with such laws. 

Approved Technology Resources, Software & AppsOnce approved for use in our district, each resource is posted and shared with the Rocky Hill community. To view the approved list* of technological resources, software programs and apps, please click here.

For more details on the State of Connecticut Student Data Privacy Law, please visit the Connecticut General Assembly webpage.

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

*Attention Staff & Teachers: Please note that digital resources listed as "Adult" use only under the "Approved for" column indicate that there are special parameters surrounding the use of that resource. To see the parameters, please log into the district's Staff Portal for more information.

Questions
Questions regarding student data privacy and security may be sent to Jahala Grous, Director of Technology.

CONTACT:

Jahala Grous
Director of Technology
Office: 860-258-7777 Ext. 22236

 

Christopher Guay
Network Administrator
Office: 860-258-7277