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Technology Equipment

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STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO A KEYBOARD, MOUSE, IPAD, ETC.  TEACHERS WILL NEED TO WRITE UP STUDENTS WHO DAMAGE EQUIPMENT.  DAMAGED EQUIPMENT CAN'T BE REPLACED UNTIL THE STUDENT HAS PAID FOR THE DAMAGE AND THE SCHOOL ORDERS AND RECEIVES THE REPLACEMENT.

 

CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

Technology Use Agreement

Required by Family & Consumer Science, Language Arts, Media Center, Math and Technology
Parent/Guardian – Please sign the Signature Summary inside the front cover of the agenda.

LBJ Middle School is pleased to offer student access to the APS Wide Area Network (WAN) the Internet and devices.

Families should be aware that some material accessible on the Internet might contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive.  While the purposes of the school are to use Internet resources for constructive educational goals, students may find ways to access other materials.  We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration exceed the disadvantages.  Parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources.   This document is not all-inclusive and subject to change without notice.

EXPECTED BEHAVIORS: Students are responsible for appropriate behavior on the school’s computer network just as they are in a classroom or on the school grounds.  Communications on the network are often public in nature.  General school rules for behavior and communications apply.  It is expected that users will comply with district standards and specific rules set below.   The user is personally responsible for his/her actions in accessing and utilizing the school’s computer resources.  The students are advised never to access, keep, or send anything that they would not want their parents or teachers to see.

 

Violations of the following will result in loss of network privileges, computer use, as well as disciplinary or legal action.

PRIVACY:  Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers.  Network administrators may review communications to maintain system integrity to ensure that students are using the system responsibly.

STORAGE CAPACITY:  Users are expected to remain within allocated disk space and delete material that takes up excessive storage space.

ILLEGAL COPYING:  Downloading or installing any commercial software, shareware, or freeware onto network drives or disks is not permitted.  Copying other people’s work or intruding into other people’s files is not permitted.

INAPPROPRIATE MATERIALS OR LANGUAGE:  Profane, abusive, or impolite language should not be used to communicate nor should materials be accessed which are not in line with the rules of school behavior.  A good rule to follow is never view, send, or access materials that you would not want your parents or teachers to see.  Should students encounter such material by accident, they should report it to their teacher immediately.

 

These are guidelines to follow to prevent the loss of network privileges at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School. Damaging technology may result in the need for replacing the damaged equipment or device at the responsible party’s expense.

  1. Do not use computer/iPad for personal email.
  2. Do not use a computer/iPad to harm other people or their work.
  3. Do not damage the computer, IPad, keyboard, mouse or the network in any way.
  4. Do not interfere with the operation of the network by installing illegal software, shareware, or freeware.
  5. Do not violate copyright laws.
  6. Do not view, send, or display offensive messages/pictures, or participate in chat rooms.
  7. Do not share your password, student id #, or other personal information with another person.
  8. Do not waste limited resources, such as disk space or printing capacity.
  9. Do not trespass in another’s folders, work, or files.
  10. Notify an adult immediately if by accident, you encounter materials that violate the rules of appropriate use.
  11. Students will be held accountable for their actions and for the loss of privilege if the Rules of Appropriate Use are violated.
  12. Students will be held responsible for damage to a computer, keyboard, mouse, iPad, clicker or calculators and will be asked to repair or replace the damaged device.

 

As a parent or guardian of a student at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School, I have read the user agreement information about the appropriate use of computers at the school, and I understand this Agreement will be kept with students at all times at school.  I understand that my child may have to pay for the repair or replacement of damaged equipment. Questions should be directed to administration or Technology Committee Chair for clarification.