MMSD is committed to providing safe communication systems which promote respectful digital citizenship environments for all of our scholars and families. In consideration of this commitment, MMSD has paused and lifted its recently incorporated safety protocol of restricting external emails to 4K-8 students to allow for broader conversations on the topic and further consideration.
Prior to the school year, MMSD technical services implemented the practice to strengthen student safety and to protect sensitive and confidential student data. School districts around the country have been implementing similar protocols over concerns of student access to Gmail accounts, and to strengthen their defense against outside parties gaining access to student information.
We look forward to providing you additional information on this and all future student safety protocols in the upcoming months.