Laclede County C-5 School District
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The District is “Committed to Excellence” and student engagement is a key component. Chromebooks, computers and tablets provide a set of digital tools to prepare students for their future. Internet access provides a wealth of educational content specifically designed for students. Teachers use these tools to communicate, collaborate and provide differentiated learning experiences for students.
This document, covering technology procedures and expectations, is in addition to the Laclede C-5 District Board Policies EHB: TECHNOLOGY USAGE and EHB-AP(1) located on the website jebc5.k12.mo.us. All students and responsible parents/guardians are expected to follow the procedures outlined in this document. Parents/guardians and students are expected to sign the Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Fee Agreement at the end of this document.
Violations of these procedures and expectations will result in student disciplinary action.
If a parent/guardian does not want their student to use technology, a signed document must be presented to the technology director at the beginning of the school year each year or upon enrollment. These will be kept on file and students will be denied access.
If students should not be photographed or included in online social media posts, the parent/guardian must submit a signed document to the technology director stating this preference each year at the beginning of the school year or upon enrollment.
DEVICE DAILY USE
Students in PK - 1st grades will have daily access to tablets, Chromebooks and computers in the classroom and computer lab. Device apps and websites will be chosen to be educationally age appropriate.
Students in grades 2 - 8 will be assigned a Chromebook for classroom use at the beginning of the school year. The Chromebooks will be labeled and become the responsibility of the student. Students in these grades will also have access to the computer lab and library computers. Educational content and online experiences will be selected to reinforce and enhance grade level educational outcomes.
Students in grades 2 - 4 will leave their assigned Chromebook at school. Chromebooks will not go home with the students. Classrooms have charging stations and students will need to make sure their Chromebook is connected to a charger in their classroom at the end of the day.
Students in grades 5 - 6 will leave their assigned Chromebook at school, making sure that the devices are connected to classroom charging stations at the end of each day. Special permission from the teachers will be required for the Chromebook to go home.
Students in grades 7 - 8 will take their assigned Chromebook and charger home. The charger will stay at home and students will be responsible to bring their charged Chromebook to school every day. Chromebooks will be carried from class to class. Loaner devices and chargers will be limited, so it is very important that students bring their charged Chromebook to school every day.
Students in grades 7 - 8 are responsible for providing their own computer mice and headphones.
AMI/SNOW DAY EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS
Students in grades 2 - 4 will receive paper packets of work to be completed and returned to school for credit. Chromebooks will not be taken home.
Students in grades 5 - 6 will follow teacher directions. Some classes may receive paper packets to return, others may take Chromebooks home to complete work assigned through Google Classroom. Classroom teachers will proactively monitor the weather and let the students know the procedure.
Students in grades 7 - 8 will use their devices at home to complete and turn in assignments as normal.
DEVICE CARE EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS
Students are responsible for the general care of all school-owned technology devices they use. This includes Chromebooks, tablets, computers, headphones, mice, multimedia and peripheral devices. As such, they are expected to treat devices with care and respect.
In grades PK - 1, students have access to tablets, computers, Chromebooks, mice and headphones. The technology expectations include:
In grades 2 - 8, students have access to Chromebooks, computers, tablets, multimedia devices, mice and headphones. Technology expectations for grades 2 - 8 include:
INTERNET AND NETWORK EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS
Laclede County C-5 School District provides filtered Internet access for educational purposes for students. As such, all users should be aware of and follow these guidelines:
ONLINE EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS
Students are responsible for using the technology for educational purposes. Failure to follow these expectations will result in disciplinary action.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR TECHNOLOGY ABUSE OR DAMAGE
Students are responsible to keep school-owned technology in good working order. Failure to follow these expectations will result in disciplinary action.
Violations of this document will result in disciplinary action as defined below.
TECHNOLOGY FEE DETAILS
The Laclede C-5 School District recognizes the need to protect the school technology investment. The annual Technology Fee for 2021/2022 school year is $10, due by August 31, 2021, paid through the SIS Parent Portal. Maximum premium per family is $30.
Failure to pay the Annual Technology Fee holds parents/guardians responsible for full replacement costs of both intentional and unintentional damages.
WHAT IS COVERED BY THE FEE
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Power/Volume key/Audio Jack
TECHNOLOGY FEE AGREEMENT
The $10 per student technology fee is an annual payment for coverage of accidental damage, theft, loss or damage by natural disasters. I understand the technology fee payment is non-refundable. The annual coverage begins the date of enrollment or start of school and ends at the end of the academic year. This fee will need to be paid at the beginning of the school year, each year, for as long as the student is enrolled at Laclede County C-5 School District.
Students new to the District during the school year outside of the enrollment window will have an opportunity to sign and pay the Technology Fee Agreement at the time of school enrollment.
PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY PROCEDURES AND FEE
The Technology Procedure can be found on the school website: jebc5.k12.mo.us under Technology. My student and I have read and understand the responsibilities of using technology at Laclede County C-5 School District. I agree to pay the technology fee of $10 per student and the fee DOES NOT cover INTENTIONAL DAMAGE. Parents/guardians are responsible for replacement costs of intentional damage to school-owned technology.
Student’s Full Name:
Grade (please circle): PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Parent/Guardian Email Address:
Fee Paid through the SISK12 Portal (please circle): YES NO
Fee Paid through the school office (please circle): YES NO
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will the District provide any accessories for Chromebooks, computers or tablets?
Are Chromebooks safe?
Can students use personal email accounts on school-owned computers?
How often does a Chromebook need to be charged?
Can students download or add software to their Chromebooks?
What if the device is stolen?
TECHNOLOGY FEE QUESTIONS
Who is in charge of collecting the payments?
How much is the technology fee? (paid every school year)
If a student leaves the District, will the technology fee be refunded?
Is digital citizenship taught at Laclede County C-5 School District?
What about privacy?