We hope you’ll choose to become a member of Opal School Online, where a growing community of teachers and parents are thinking together about the rights of children. While you are here, we ask that you follow a few basic rules:

  • Before you respond to another member through comment or on a forum, consider carefully whether it is a response that would feel supportive to you if you received it. Posts and comments will be moderated, but we are pretty certain that everyone here knows what respectful, kind and supportive feels like and reads like.
  • When in doubt — go into inquiry. Ask a question. Lean in to your own discomfort and try to be curious about it.
  • The groups and forums on the site allow members to upload photos and link to documents off the site. We are excited for Opal School Online to be a place where it is convenient and safe to share images and documentation of the work happening where you work with children. In general it is best not to include any images that make children identifiable. If you must include photos of children, make sure you have permission from their parents or guardians. Opal School Online cannot be responsible for the content of your posts.
  • Never post a picture of a child that also gives their name and identifies where they could be found. It is best to write about experiences with children using their initials or pseudonyms.

Here are the terms and conditions:

As you browse this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Opal School’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term ‘Opal School’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is 4015 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR, 97221. Our IRS tax identification number, as Portland Children’s Museum, is 93-1278089. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms:

Content on this website is for your general information and use. It is subject to change without notice. Opal School Online reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes; (4) to delete or remove (without notice) any user content or account; and or (5) to terminate access of any user in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the content, design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. All copyrights to elements and graphics are retained by Opal School with all rights reserved. No other use is hereby authorized.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Please do not create a link to this website from another website or document without Opal School’s prior written consent. It is illegal to reproduce or distribute copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner.

These Terms of Use, Rules of Play, and Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between Opal School Online and you pertaining to the subject matter of this Agreement. In its sole discretion, Opal School Online may modify these Terms and Conditions by posting revisions on this Site and you agree that each visit by you to this Site is a new transaction governed by the terms of use linked on this Site at that time.


This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request and to add you to our mailing list.  You will be given the opportunity to opt out of any future mailings.

Cookie/Tracking Technology  The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail:              thecenter@portlandcm.org
By Phone:              503-471-9906

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.


Opal School Online does not issue refunds for any reason. Subscriptions may be cancelled at any time, but annual subscription fees, once collected, will not be refunded.