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Letter to Parents / Guardians Regarding the Right to Privacy in the School Setting

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

If your child has an account on a social networking website, e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, ask.fm, etc., please be aware that State law requires school authorities to notify you that your child may be asked to provide his or her password for these accounts to school officials in certain circumstances. Social networking website means an Internet-based service that allows students to: (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system created by the service; (2) create a list of other users with whom they share a connection within the system; and (3) view and navigate their list of connections and those made by others within the system.

School authorities may require a student or his or her parent/guardian to provide a password or other related account information in order to gain access to his/her account or profile on a social networking website if school authorities have reasonable cause to believe that a student’s account on a social networking website contains evidence that a student has violated a school disciplinary rule or procedure. 

Please contact the school if you have any questions. 

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Winnebago Schools District Office

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago, IL 61088


Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574


Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Superintendent: Dr. John Schwuchow

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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