Technology is available for instructional use in the computer lab, the library, and in classrooms. The use of computer hardware and software is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in the loss of those privileges. Student use of the Internet, as well as all computer devices, systems, and software, will be limited to those who have read the Authorization for Internet Access and have signed and returned the appropriate authorization form. Disciplinary action may be taken with any student who uses computer resources in an inappropriate manner. Should you have any questions regarding the school’s computer use, please call the school office at 732-2630 and/or refer to Board Policy regarding CIPA, Children’s Internet Protection Act.
All use of electronic network use must be consistent with the school’s goal of promoting educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. These rules do not attempt to state all required or proscribed behavior by users. However, some specific examples are provided. The failure of any user to follow these rules will result in the loss of privileges, disciplinary action, and/or appropriate legal action. Acceptable Use - Access to the electronic network must be: (a) for the purpose of education or research, and be consistent with the District's educational objectives, or (b) for legitimate business use.
The District's email system, and its constituent software, hardware, and data files, are owned and controlled by the School District. The School District provides email to aid students as an education tool. 1. The District reserves the right to access and disclose the contents of any account on its system, without prior notice or permission from the account's user. Unauthorized access by any student to an email account is strictly prohibited. 2. Each person should use the same degree of care in drafting an electronic mail message as would be put into a written memorandum or document. Nothing should be transmitted in an e-mail message that would be inappropriate in a letter or memorandum. 3. Electronic messages transmitted via the school district’s Internet gateway carry with them an identification of the user’s Internet “domain.” This domain name is a registered domain name and identifies the author as being with the school district. Great care should be taken, therefore, in the composition of such messages and how such messages might reflect on the name and reputation of the school and district. Users will be held personally responsible for the content of any and all electronic mail messages transmitted to external recipients. 4. Any message received from an unknown sender via the Internet should either be immediately deleted or forwarded to the system administrator. Downloading any file attached to any Internet-based message is prohibited unless the user is certain of that message’s authenticity and the nature of the file so transmitted. 5. Use of the School District's email system constitutes consent to these regulations.
The school district is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any personal property belonging to students or other persons in the school building or on the school grounds. This applies to all non-school property even if the property is being used in conjunction with an instructional activity. Cell phones and Apple watches are permitted during the school day under certain conditions. Items are to be turned off and placed on student desk while in class unless permitted by the supervising teacher, permitted by a student’s IEP, or is required for an emergency. ABSOLUTELY NO CELL PHONES IN RESTROOMS. NO VIDEO OR PICTURES ARE TO BE TAKEN DURING SCHOOL HOURS. If abused, teacher will confiscate. See page 24 for return of confiscated items. No knives, matches, fireworks, guns, drugs, or other dangerous items are allowed at school. Do not bring valuable items to school. Students may not bring over-sized book bags to school. All book bags are to be kept in homeroom and/or lockers.
Misuse of cell phone and mobile electronic devices will result in the following disciplinary consequences:
Consequences of Offenses: 1st—pick up in office required 2nd—pick up in office required and detention 3rd—parent pick up required and ½ day ISS
If the student refuses to give up the cell phone or electronic mobile device, the student will be suspended (internal suspension) for the remainder of the school day. Teachers may ask for and take cell phones and electronic devices if a student is found to be in possession in an area that is NOT designated by the policy, and the devices or phones will be turned in to the Principal’s office.
Any use of cell phones or mobile devices is strictly prohibited in locker rooms and bathrooms. District 92 assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, or damages articles. The possession and use of cell phones and other electronic devices may not be used for creating, sending, sharing, and viewing, receiving, or possessing indecent visual depictions as defined in State law, i.e., sexting. Possession is prohibited regardless of whether the depiction violates State law. Any cellular phone may be searched by administrators upon reasonable suspicion of sexting. All sexting violations will require school administrators to follow student discipline policies in addition to contacting the police and reporting suspected child abuse or neglect when appropriate.