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BOGOTA JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
Two Henry C. Luthin Place ∙ Bogota, New Jersey 07603
Telephone (201) 441-4808 ∙ Fax (201) 441-4849

Kelly DeCongelio
Principal
kdecongelio@bogotaboe.com

   

Michael Buesser
Vice-Principal
mbuesser@bogotaboe.com


November 21, 2018
BOGOTA JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL TO IMPLEMENT EMAIL AND SAFETY TIPLINE

On November 26, 2018 Bogota Jr./Sr. High School students will have Bogota Gmail access.  Currently, students already have Bogota G Suite Education accounts that allow them to access Google Docs, Google Classroom, and other Google applications.  With Gmail access, students will be able to email teachers and communicate more effectively. Parents and guardians must be advised that school Gmail accounts are monitored for malicious, dangerous, and inappropriate content such as threats, pornography, bullying, etc. Inappropriate usage of school accounts and gmail accounts may lead to possible disciplinary procedures. If you do not want your child to access a school Gmail account, please call the high school at 201-441-4808 and we will disable the student’s account.

In addition to Bogota Gmail access, Bogota Public Schools (11/26/2018) and Gaggle have partnered to keep students and schools safe by providing a simple way for students to report threats of violence, bullying, weapons brought to school, peers in crisis and other urgent situations.

The Gaggle SpeakUp Safety Tip Line integrates directly with G Suite for Education from Google, which students already use on a daily basis. There’s no need for students to download a mobile app. SpeakUp includes a phone number and an email address that students can use for email, text messages or phone calls.

Trained Gaggle Safety Representatives evaluate SpeakUp tips 24/7/365 and send an email regarding non-life-threatening items to designated school or district staff. They will also call school officials in emergency situations and can even contact local law enforcement.

Gaggle has been providing safe online learning products and solutions to the K-12 market since 1999. The company’s focus remains on student safety so educators can have the confidence to allow learners to take advantage of current technology for communication, collaboration, and learning. To learn more about Gaggle, visit http://www.gaggle.net.

Thank you.

Kelly Foley DeCongelio