Biometric Data

Notice of Biometric Data Collection

Nome Public Schools will begin incorporating biometric scanning as an interface for PowerSchool attendance and meal services during the 4th Quarter of the 20-21 School Year. Please reference the attached “How it Works” document for an explanation of how a student’s finger is scanned and converted to a binary number, associated to their Student ID number in PowerSchool, and then used for future rapid identification in PowerSchool for attendance and meal services interfaces. Capture of biometric data is scheduled to begin the week of 22 March 2021. 

Parents who do NOT want biometric data collected on their child(ren) may OPT OUT by completing the attached form (one for each child) and returning it to their child(ren)'s school registrar / front office.

Paper copies of the OPT OUT form are available in the front office of each school if needed.

IMPACT of OPT OUT on Students: Any student who is OPT OUT will need to use their six to eight digit Student ID number instead of their old three to four digit lunch number for attendance and meal services once the integration of biometric data is complete. 

How it Works and OPT OUT Form