The CISPA Beat is CISPA’s own newsletter email that CISPA will send out to parents to keep parents updated on special CISPA news. By subscribing to the CISPA Beat, you can make sure you don’t miss anything important.

I used to get the Beat last year, why do I need to sign up again?
For several years now, school and CISPA had an agreement whereby the school sent the CISPA Beat out to all parents on behalf of CISPA. This meant that CISPA did not need to maintain a database of parent emails. This year, the school is not sending out the Beat on behalf of CISPA, so the only way to get the Beat now is to subscribe anew.

Why do I need to subscribe to the Beat when the CDNIS Flash already has CISPA news in it?
Good question! The Flash contains various CISPA news, but it does not contain all CISPA news, as the school chooses to veto CISPA news as it sees fit – so far CDNIS has currently chosen to not include recent CISPA news about CISPA Board vacancies in the Flash (this will become particularly relevant in March 2017 when the CISPA Board elections for the 2017-2018 year take place) as well as a welcoming Message from the Executive Chair.

In order to make sure parents are not missing out on news that is relevant to them, CISPA is undertaking to issue separate CISPA Beat emails as and when needed.

If CISPA is issuing a CISPA Beat, does this mean CISPA will no longer be in the Flash?
CISPA will continue to submit news for inclusion in the Flash, however we cannot guarantee that all relevant CISPA news will actually be included in the Flash, hence the option here for parents to sign up for the CISPA Beat.

How often will the CISPA Beat be sent out? I don’t need two emails with the same info!
CISPA appreciates that parents are busy and do not want lots of emails taking up their time with duplicate information. The CISPA Beat will be sent out to communicate news that has been excluded from the CDNIS Flash, or when there is a particular need for volunteers for big events like Family Fun Fair, Chinese New Year Fair, etc, or to promote other timely events of interest.

What is your privacy policy? I don’t want a bunch of nasty spam!
CISPA respects the privacy of all members and is committed to protecting your personal information. Your personal data will continue to be kept confidential and will not be transferred to a third party for any purposes. You will not receive any nasty spam as a result of subscribing for the CISPA Beat.

Also, all CISPA Beat emails have an unsubscribe option at the bottom of the email, so if at any point you feel you no longer with to receive the CISPA Beat, you can unsubscribe very easily.

OK, I get it, sign me up for the CISPA Beat! What do I have to do?
Simply enter your first name, last name and email address in the fields above and hit Submit. An email will then be sent to the email address you entered with a confirmation link for you click to confirm your identity. This prevents anyone signing you up for a newsletter you might not want.