The Wellan Institute Communication Department uses the information gathered above to tailor site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports.
The Wellan Institute Web site has no intention of collecting any personal data from individuals under 13 years of age without parental consent. Where appropriate, we will specifically instruct those under age 13 not to submit such information on our site and/or will take reasonable steps to ensure parental consent to such submissions.
Online Privacy at Wellan
Wellan uses Google Suite (www.google.com) and Eventfinity (wellan.eventfinity.co) as its online and remote learning platforms. Google Suite was selected, among other reasons, due its widespread use and easy of accessibility. Google also engages in limited collection of student data, the details of which can be found at www.google.com. Eventfinity was selected, among other reasons, due to its secure login, password-protected online digital learning capabilities. By necessity, Eventfinity engages in the limited collection of online student data, including the names of students, grade-levels, class assignments, contact information, and IP addresses. This data is maintained on a secure Eventfinity server accessible only by Wellan administrators and Eventfinity’s technical team.
In addition, Wellan may at times choose to record virtual classes for a variety of educational and diagnostic purposes, including but not limited to allowing students to access lesson material at convenient times, allowing students with connectivity or other technical difficulties to access missed content, allowing faculty to review classroom discussions, and allowing Wellan to analyze platform performance. In the event recordings are created, these recordings will be stored securely on Wellan’s Google Suite document server and/or its Eventfinity platform. Occasionally certain recordings will be shared with the Wellan community via the Google Suite sharing setting “viewable by anyone with a link.” Wellan uses this sharing setting pursuant to its student photographic policy found in student enrollment contracts. So as to protect student privacy, no member of the School community, including a student, is permitted to record or otherwise document any class, meeting or session without prior consent by Wellan’s administration.
Online and Remote Learning Consent
A student’s use of Wellan Wired, Eventfinity, and Google Suite constitutes your consent to such use in connection and consistent with the School’s curriculum and student activities. Your use of such programming also constitutes your consent to the recording of the online or remote learning interactions between the School, any of its employees, and the Student. In addition to this general notice, by logging on to Wellan Wired, students consent to such use and to being recorded. Consistent with applicable law and COPPA, Wellan communicates this consent to its service providers and contractually consents to Eventfinity’s and Google Suite’s information collection and privacy practices on behalf of its students.
Wellan Online Community Standards
By using Wellan Institute’s online and remote learning platforms, students are agreeing to follow Wellan’s basic rules of computer and internet etiquette:
Be polite. Students should never engage in hurtful, harassing, threatening, or abusive behaviors toward one another online.
Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.
Any passwords and/or accounts assigned solely to Students shall remain private. Students will not reveal their password to others and will not let anyone else use their assigned accounts.
Students will not tamper with Eventfinity or Google Suite account of other users. Students understand that Students are not to use anyone else’s account even if Students have appropriately been granted access.
Students should use the Eventfinity or Google Suite platforms for educational purposes only.
Students should not attempt to log on to video meetings except when a class is scheduled or if granted permission by a Wellan teacher or administrator.
Students have a responsibility to report to a Wellan teacher or administrator any safety concerns or incidents encountered while on the Eventfinity or Google Suite platforms or in the course of engaging in distance learning.
These rules of computer and internet etiquette, as well as the Wellan Wired privacy policies, are designed to create a positive Wellan Wired environment, maintain a strong Wellan community, and keep our students safe.
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All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented on this site. Wellan Institute reserves the right, however, to make changes at its discretion affecting policies, fees, curricula or other matters announced on this site.
Wellan Institute is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or appropriateness of content on other sites to which links have been provided on Wellan Institute pages.
It is the policy of Institute not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or the presence of any disability in the recruitment and employment of students, faculty and staff and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations.
As required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the following individual is designated for notification of potential copyright infringement regarding this Web site hosted by Wellan Institute:
Wellan Montessori School
80 Crescent Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459
If you believe this Web site hosted by Wellan Institute infringes a copyright, please provide the following information to the person identified above (17 U.S.C. § 512):
A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or authorized agent;
Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
Information regarding how we may contact you (e.g., mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address);
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you that the information in your notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
It is expected that all users of the Wellan Institute Web site will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if Wellan Institute is notified of claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond expeditiously by removing or disabling access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. Wellan Institute will comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA in the event a counter notification is received by its designated agent.