Parent Connect

Parent Connect is an online service developed by the Greater Victoria School District to expedite consent requests. The service reduces the amount of paper forms and allows parents and school staff to review a student’s consent information on-demand.

Currently the following forms are supported on this platform:

  • Permission for School Field Trips
  • Permission for Neighbourhood Walkabouts
  • Personal Information – Broadcast Media Consent
  • Personal Information – School/District Media Consent
  • Personal Information – School Yearbook and In-School Photo/Video Consent
  • Volunteer Driver Information and Authorization (Adult)
  • Student Acceptable Use of Technology

Parent Connect is an online service developed by the Greater Victoria School District to expedite consent requests. The service reduces the amount of paper forms and allows parents and school staff to review a student’s consent information on-demand.

Sign into Parent Connect at: https://parentconnect.sd61.bc.ca/

 

Support to create a Parent Connect account

Parents must create an account in order to access Parent Connect. A parent must be listed as the child’s legal guardian, and they must provide several pieces of information to validate their account. Please view this brief video to learn more about creating a new account.

Consent for Online Digital Tools

BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) stipulates that informed consent must be granted before students can use online apps and services that store personal data outside of Canada. More information is available on this page.

Annual Consent Policy

In previous years consent was collected via paper forms, and the school district established a cut off date of September 30 for parents to renew their consent by returning the form. With Parent Connect parents will receive a notification each September reminding them to review their child’s consent status. Consent will now be considered to be ongoing unless it is revoked. This means students will continue to have access after Sept. 30 of the new school year. For students transitioning between Grades 8 and 9 consent will carry over from Parent to Student Connect. Students in Grade 9 will have automatic access to Student Connect, they do not need to create an account.