Below is a listing of the online services that Middle School students at St. John's School. These include a brief description of their purpose and links to their privacy policies and terms of services. The core services of Blackbaud and Google's G Suite for Education are used extensively by all Middle School students. A listing of additional services follows; these services may or may not be used by members of the Middle School faculty with their students. Consequently, students will not need accounts for all of these services and should not create accounts unless directed by their teacher. In most cases, the teachers or school administrators will create accounts for the students. Whenever possible, the students' Google account for school will be used for registration.
St. John's School uses FACTS to manage attendance, academic records, schedules and grading in a cloud-based, student information system. This is the school's official online service for collecting and computing grades, as well as for sharing a student's academic information with the student and his/her parents. Parents' contact information (such as home and email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is also stored in FACTS and is accessible by the student's teachers. FACTS does not sell personal information to third parties. "All personal information collected is used by our affiliates to perform services, send you information about new products and services, comply with laws or carry out internal functions." Student accounts are created by the Registrar for students in grade 2 and are used until the student's graduation or departure from the school. Account login information is shared with the students and their parents so that they can view the grades entered. Privacy - Terms of Service
Nearpod is a platform used to create interactive, online lessons. It also has a large collection of premade lessons from educational partners and expert educators, including Google integrated lessons, virtual reality, 3D, and gamefied learning. Students access the service through accounts that are created by the teacher through Google Classroom using the students' Google account pseudonyms. Students are directed to use an alias for a username. Students' access and performance on lessons can be monitored by the teacher.