Parent Resources

 

Madison-Oneida BOCES - Career & Technical Education Information

Click on the Madison-Oneida BOCES logo below to view the most updated information available for our students and parents on what is on the cutting edge of career and technical class opportunities in our area. Contract the high school guidance office when interested in obtaining further information.



SchoolTool Parent Portal

It is our goal to provide on-going communications with parents about how their child is performing in school. Since this is one of our goals, our Online Parent Portal is available for all our families which will offer you the opportunity to view your student’s attendance records and report card grades via internet through Schooltool. The attendance record will be for the previous day and back. The report card grades will be viewable after record cards have been published. This web site is closely monitored and access is granted for your child only for security and confidentiality reasons. Only those parent(s)/guardian(s) that have filled out the official paperwork will be granted accounts. Click here to download a copy of the Parent Portal Request Form.

To log into the parent portal, click on the image below or the link at the bottom of the page in the "Related Links" section.


MySchoolBucks.com Lunch Money Portal Opened!

The new online lunch money portal, MySchoolBucks.com has been opened! Directions for registering for an account and using the portal will be posted shortly. Click on the image below to visit the site.


EngageNY (Common Core Curriculum) Website Opens Parents and Family Resource Section

EngageNY is a website designed and developed by the New York State Department of Education to help teachers and students adjust to the new Common Core Curriculum being implemented state-wide. Recently, EngageNY added a sections dedicated to showing parents about the common core, what it means for the school districts in our state, and giving them resources to help them participate in the learning ecosystem their children are immersed in. You can visit the site by clicking on the image below:


Parents' Bill of Rights for Student Data Privacy and Security
Parent's Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Camden Central School District seeks to use the current technology, including electronic storage, retrieval, and analysis of information about students' education experience in the district, to enhance the opportunities for learning and to increase the efficiency of our district and school operations.
The Camden Central School District seeks to insure that parents have information about how the District stores, retrieves, and uses information about students, and to meet all legal requirements for maintaining the privacy and security of protected student data and protected principal and teacher data, including Section 2-d of the New York State Education Law.
To further these goals, the Camden Central School District has posted this Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.
  1. A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.
  2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record. The procedures for exercising this right can be found in Board Policy 5051. You can access the Camden Central School District Board of Education Policies here: http://web2.moboces.org/districtpolicies/?public=camden
  3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by New York State is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx and a copy may be obtained by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York sTate Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.
  5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.
Supplemental Information About Third Party Contracts
In order to meet 21st Century expectations for effective education and efficient operation, the District utilizes several products and services that involve third party contractors receiving access to student data, or principal or teacher data, protected by Section 2-d of the Education Law. The District recognizes that students, parents, and the school community have a legitimate interest in understanding which of the District's vendors receive that data, for what purpose, and under what conditions. The District has undertaken the task of compiling that information, and of insuring that each new contract adequately describes (1) the exclusive purposes for which the data will be used, (2) how the contractor will ensure that any subcontractors it uses will abide by data protection and security requirements, (3) when the contract expires and what happens to the data at that time, (4) if and how an affected party can challenge the accuracy of the data is collected, (5) where the data will be stored, and (6) the security protections taken to ensure the data will be protected, including whether the data will be encrypted.
Education Law Section 2-d and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Education Law Section 2-d: When student data is exchanged between school district, or between school district and a BOCES, that exchange takes place between two "educational agencies." Also, the MORIC staff who access the data are employed by an "educational agency" (Madison-Oneida BOCES). Therefore, no "third party contractor" is involved, and Section 2-d is not applicable.
FERPA: The general rule under FERPA is that a school district or BOCES may not disclose "personally identifiable information" (PII) from a student's education record without prior consent of the student's family. However, there are two exceptions built into FERPA that enable school districts to give each other, and MORIC staff, access to student education records if the appropriate language has been included in the school district's annual FERPA notification.