Federal law protects students from discrimination due to a disability that substantially limits a major life activity. If your student has a qualifying disability, an individualized education plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan will be developed and implemented to provide the needed supports so that your student can access their education as effectively as students without disabilities. Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program, as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and implementing provisions of the School Code, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the child (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. Not all students with life-threatening allergies and life-threatening chronic illnesses may be eligible under Section 504. Our school district also may be able to appropriately meet a student’s needs through other means.
Williamsfield Schools takes the privacy of our student's data seriously. We work diligently to remain compliant with data privacy laws, including the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA). SOPPA guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies and that any data collected is used for beneficial purposes only.
SOPPA addresses the protections third-party companies have in place to make sure that our students' data is not sold or given to others. As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each school district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach. For example, one software we use here at Williamsfield Schools is DreamBox, an online math education company. In order to enter into an agreement with us and with other school districts, DreamBox must comply with these data privacy laws and regulations in order to protect students. DreamBox's privacy policies are available here. We ensure that each technology company we work with complies with our data privacy agreement, and we employ robust security measures in our district to protect our students' data.
Our students' data may be transferred to some companies due to assessment mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). ISBE is responsible for obtaining Data Privacy Agreements with these companies and making them available to families. Examples of these resources would include PSAT and IAR testing.
In the unlikely situation that a vendor experiences a potential data breach, we will be notified. After receiving notice of a potential breach, we will evaluate the report and, if confirmed, will provide notification to parents/guardians. We will also notify parents/guardians and post information in the unlikely event that our district's data systems are breached. However, a notice of breach may be delayed if a law enforcement agency determines that the notification will interfere with a criminal investigation.
For more information about the Student Online Personal Protection Act and other student data privacy laws, see this legislation brief from the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.
English Language Arts
Freshman Composition & Literature
World Composition & Literature
AP English Language & Composition
Integrated Math I, II, and III
World History & Geography
U.S. History I & Government
U.S. History II
AP U.S. History
Dual Credit Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
PLTW Biomedical Science
PLTW Principles of Engineering
Ecology & Energy
Scientific Research & Design
Introduction to Computer Science
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AP Computer Science Principles
PLTW AP Computer Science
Introduction to Business
Upper Beginner French
Clay I/II; Advanced Clay
Theatre Art (Set Design & Construction)
Theatre & Speech
Advanced Vocal Music
Advanced Instrumental Music
Introduction to Agriculture
BSAA Animal - Veterinary Science
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The Canvas Parent App
The Canvas Parent App allows parents to act as an observer on the child's account so they can review upcoming assignments, check on grades, and receive a variety of alerts based on student performance. Here are the 2 basic steps for set-up.
- Download the FREE Canvas Parent app (iOS or Android)
- Creating an account (iOS or Android)
- Have your child(ren) generate a PAIRING CODE for an observer
- Enter the pairing code into your Canvas Parent app when queued
The current guidance represents IDPH updates released on March 22, 2022. View the document online here.