Finger Scanning

SCHOOL TOWN OF HIGHLAND

9145 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, Indiana 46322 (219) 924-7400 FAX (219) 922-5637

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Dear Parents,

The School Town of Highland Elementary Schools offer the identification system called “Touch n Go” finger imaging. This system eliminates the need for students to remember their identification number.

The “Touch n Go” system is a sensor that stores a finger image and creates a one-of-a-kind template for each student that cannot be duplicated. Therefore, each student will have their own template and it will be stored in an encrypted file. When the student later touches the finger scanner, a new template is again created and compared to the stored template. As the templates match, the scan is complete. This is not a fingerprint but an encoded mathematical representation of finger print features.

Furthermore, this method provides a more efficient way to process students through the lunch line, and more importantly they have extra time to spend eating their lunch. If a parent/ guardian is not comfortable with the “Touch n Go” finger pad system, the option for a student to use a key pad will still be available. However, students must know their identification number to use the key pad.

If you DO NOT wish your child to be part of the “Touch n Go” finger pad system, please complete this form and return it to your cafeteria manager.

If you have any questions regarding the changes outlined in this letter, please contact Sherry Norris @ 219-922-5642 ext 7240.

“Educating Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Challenges”

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__I DO NOT wish my child to participate in the “Touch n Go” Finger Pad System. My child will use his/her school I.D. number.

STUDENT NAME: _______________________________ PARENT____________________________

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