Parent/Guardian Notice and Consent

By involving parents and guardians, we can work together to make Along a safe, supportive space for educators and students to connect and reflect. 

Engaging with Parents/Guardians of Students Under 13

Along is designed to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which means educators who plan to use Along with students under 13 will need to receive written consent for a parent/guardian. To make this easier for you, here are a few resources for obtaining consent: 

Parent/Guardian Consent Letter (to print)

Parent/Guardian Consent Letter in Spanish (to print)

Parent/Guardian Consent Letter (to email)

Parent/Guardian Consent Letter in Spanish (to email)

Engaging with Parents/Guardians of Students 13 and Over

For educators who plan to use Along with students 13 and over, you will need to notify their parent/guardian via email. To make this easier for you, here are a few resources for informing parents or guardians about your use of Along

Parent/Guardian Notification (to email)

Parent/Guardian Notification in Spanish (to email)

Resources to help you involve families in Along

1. Along website - Reference our FAQ or reach out to us at support@along.org if you have any questions about Along. You can also find more information about our policies by reviewing our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

2. Engaging Families: Why Along? - We know one of the most important questions educators are asked by families is "Why?". We've provided a few reasons that might help you explain why you're looking for an efficient and meaningful way to check in with students this year. 

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