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Student Data Privacy

Estes Park School District R-3 holds data and security in high regard and takes action to ensure that our students' data is handled securely and in compliance with the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act (HB 16-1423) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Personally Identifiable Information Collected by Estes Park School District R-3

In addition to the data collected by the Colorado Department of Education, Estes Park School District R-3 collects and maintains the following on its data systems.

The district uses the data in order to meet its mission, and shares necessary personally identifiable information with carefully vetted third party providers using the most secure data transfer methods in accordance with current industry best practices. To view specific information on file for your child, please log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

  • Legal and/or Preferred Names
  • State Student ID
  • Birthdate
  • Age
  • Grade
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Household Information 
    • Parent Names
    • Family info/affiliations
    • Addresses
    • Email Addresses
    • Phone Numbers
    • Employer
    • Language preference
  • Attendance
  • Fees
  • Communication Records
  • Medical/Health Information
    • Health Conditions
    • Immunizations
    • Medications
    • Vision and Hearing Screening
    • Doctors of Record
  • Learning Accommodations
  • Disciplinary Incident Details
  • Bus Transportation Details
  • Academic Performance Data
    • Assessments
    • Learning Activities
    • Transcripts
    • Grades
  • Schedules
  • Enrollment History
  • Locker Assignments
  • Behavior/Discipline Data
  • Currently Checked-out Media
  • Account Access Logs
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Information of public record
This list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather an indication of the types of information gathered and stored about students/families by EPSD.

PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act, C.R.S. 22-16-101 et seq., please be advised that if Estes Park School District R-3 ceases using or refuses to use a School Service On-Demand Provider pursuant to C.R.S. 22-16-107 (3)(c), Estes Park School District R-3 shall post on its website the name of the On-Demand provider, with any written response that the On-Demand Provider may submit, and will notify the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), which will post on its website the On-Demand Provider's name and any written response. 

Info from CDE

Estes Park School District uses information about students to support student learning, evaluate teachers, adjust and refine its instructional and operational practices, and comply with various state and federal data collection requirements. For more information about what data is collected by the Colorado Department of Education and how it is used, please visit the following links:

CDE Data Portal

CDE Data Privacy and Security

HB 16-1423


Estes Park School District follows federal and state education privacy laws and adheres to privacy and security policies. For example, the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents rights related to their children's education records and personally identifiable information (PII). Additional information is available from the U.S. Department of Education. Under FERPA, our vendors cannot use the education records we provide in any way that is not authorized by the school district. They cannot sell this data or allow others to access it except as we permit in accordance with federal and state privacy laws.

When EPSD use an online service provider to process or store data, the provider also must adhere to certain federal and state privacy laws. We also expect them to use current security protocols and technology.

The federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prevents child-directed websites and apps from collecting certain personal information from anyone under 13 years of age without parental permission. Our district may consent on behalf of parents in the education context when student information is collected for the school's exclusive use and benefit and for no other commercial purpose.