Computers & Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Student Computer And Internet Use

AOS 90 computers, networks and Internet access are provided to support the educational mission of the schools and to enhance the curriculum and learning opportunities for our students and school staff. This policy and the accompanying rules also apply to laptops issued directly to students, whether they are used at school or off school premises.

Compliance with AOS 90’s policies and rules concerning computer and Internet use is mandatory. Students who violate these policies and rules may have their computer privileges limited, suspended, or revoked. The building principal is authorized to determine, after considering the circumstances involved, whether and for how long a student’s computer privileges will be altered. The building principal’s decision shall be final [OR: may be appealed to the Superintendent].

Violations of this policy and AOS 90’s computer and Internet rules may also result in disciplinary action, referral to law enforcement, and/or legal action.

AOS 90 computers remain under the control, custody, and supervision of the school unit at all times. The school unit monitors all computer and Internet activity by students. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers, whether they are used on school property or elsewhere.

Internet Safety

AOS 90 uses filtering technology designed to block materials that are obscene or harmful to minors, and child pornography. Although AOS 90 takes precautions to supervise and monitor student use of the Internet, parents should be aware that the AOS 90 cannot reasonably prevent all instances of inappropriate computer and Internet use by students in Violation of Board policies and rules, including access to objectionable materials and communication with persons outside the school. The school unit is not responsible for accuracy or quality of information that students obtain through the internet.

In the interest of Student Internet Safety, AOS 90 also educates students and parents about online behavior, including interacting with other people on social networking sites and in chat rooms, the dangers of engaging in “hacking” and other unlawful online activities, and issues surrounding “sexting” and cyberbullying awareness and response.

The Superintendent /designee shall be responsible for integrating age-appropriate Internet safety training and “digital citizenship” into the curriculum and for documentation of Internet safety training. The Superintendent /designee shall be responsible for integrating age-appropriate Internet safety training and “digital citizenship” into the curriculum and for documentation of Internet safety training.

Computer Use Agreement

East Range II Computer Network Acceptable Use Agreement

This document must be completed and returned to the school office before access will be give. Student’s first and last name: ______________________________________________

(Please Print)

Grade: ______________________

Home Phone Number: ______________________________________________ Cell Phone Number: ______________________________________________

The use of the Internet at East Range II School is very special. It is the result of a tremendous amount of time and effort invested by school personnel. The use of computer technology and Internet access is an integral part of the mission of the school. Your child will gain valuable Internet communication skills including the following: School assigned and monitored E-mail; access to Google searches, Skype video conferences, online file storage and more.

The student is expected to follow all guidelines in the East Range II Acceptable Use Policy, as well as those given orally by the staff and to demonstrate ethical behavior that is of the highest order in using network facilities. Students are also expected to realize that the opportunity to use the network and the associated Internet resources goes hand in hand with the responsibility to use the computers and the Internet properly.

Any action by a student that might harm the computer equipment, software, impair their effective use, or show disregard for the proper procedures set up for the network access will NOT be tolerated.

Since there are multiple computers in the building for student access then as a parent/guardian of East Range II, I understand that the teaching staff of East Range II can NOT monitor all the information my child is accessing or downloading while in the classroom. Both my child and I understand that either the accessing of or saving of inappropriate material, such as pornography, will not be tolerated. Accessing material will result in loss of privileges of using the network at East Range II and may result in academic penalties.

Parents should feel free to call the teaching staff at 796-2265 to address any concerns they may have about their child’s access to the Internet.

Before using East Ranges’ Internet facilities, both the student and the parent/guardian must sign below indicating that you and your child are aware of and agree to abide by requirements stated in the East Range II Acceptable Use Policy, along with the student behavior guidelines for East Range II.

Parent Signature: ___________________ Date: ___________________ Student Signature: ___________________ Date: ___________________ Primary Contact Number: ___________________

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