Category: Educational Services Updated: April
The New Brunswick Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development (EECD) and Anglophone School District West (ASD-W)
are providing all students in grades 3-12 with access to an online service
called Microsoft Office 365 (O365). This service has several
tools or apps that can help students learn, create, and share with others.
Students can create and save their work
online using programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Students can access these files anytime, anywhere using any device (desktop,
laptop, tablet or smartphone). O365
offers many tools (apps) that students can use to communicate and share: Teams
offers a place for communicating and working together through chats, meetings,
and file sharing; Forms allows for creating surveys and looking at
results; and Sway is an easy way to create and present information
Students can edit these files online using devices
at school, at home, and other locations. Students can also download and install
Microsoft Office applications to five different devices (including apps on
smartphones and tablets, as well as full software on Windows and Mac
The privacy and security of your student’s
information is very important, as is noted in New Brunswick legislation,
including the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the
Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act. Therefore, every effort has
been made to keep your student’s data protected and on servers stored in
To provide the service of O365,
student names, login names, and email addresses have been disclosed to
Microsoft for storage in Canada. The remaining student account information will
be stored on secure servers in New Brunswick. When students create emails and
digital files, they are stored on Microsoft’s secure servers in Canada.
Microsoft supports compliance with the
federal government’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents
Act. Additional information regarding Microsoft’s policies on data security and
privacy is available online at the Office 365 Trust Center at https://products.office.com/en-ca/business/office-365-trust-center-welcome.
Parents and Guardians with questions
regarding this service, may contact Matt McGuire, ASD-W Subject Coordinator of
Technology and Skilled trades at firstname.lastname@example.org.