RESPONSIBLE USE POLICY
Morris Jeff Community School integrates digital technology to enhance personalized learning and the development of IB 21st century learners. We vary our use of digital resources to match the development and learning at each grade level.
In elementary school, PreK-1 students utilize tablets in centers for targeted instruction and practice. 2nd-5th grade students regularly use Chromebooks to access targeted ELA and math lessons and practice, inquiry-based research, keyboarding skills, etc.
Middle and high school students are assigned a Chromebook to use in class and are responsible for its care, handling and storage at school. Individual teachers guide the use of a variety of digital tools to build independent and collaborative student-centered learning aligned to their IB units of inquiry.
Students in grades 2 and higher are issued accounts with G Suite for Education in order to access learning websites on Chromebooks with a school-issued username and self-selected password. Additionally, students take formative and summative assessments as well as progress monitoring tools on Chromebooks.
Students are held accountable for their actions with all digital technology in accordance with school rules and expectations. In the event that a student causes vandalism or damage to school property, the family will be financially responsible for the repair or replacement of school property. Students and families must sign and adhere to the Responsible Use Policy. The use of devices and the Internet on the systems owned by and on the premises of Morris Jeff Community School is a privilege, not a right, and as such, there should be no expectation of privacy on the part of the student to the contents of personal files. The school will maintain control over materials on the system or contained in files on the system.
Student Responsibilities in Internet Usage:
Students are expected to communicate, collaborate and utilize our digital resources with the same IB values as in offline behavior and actions.
Student Responsibilities regarding School-issued Devices:
All devices used at school are the property of Morris Jeff Community School and remain at school. Students are expected to treat school issued devices with respect and care.
Care and Handling of Devices
Protection, Storage and Charging of Devices
Student Responsibilities regarding E-mail Accounts:
For the safety of our students, school-issued accounts are monitored. Currently, our students in Grade 7 and higher are issued school email accounts for learning purposes only. School email accounts are designed for academic communication between students and teachers, and students are responsible to use them regularly.
Depending on the factors involved, a student’s failure to fulfill any of these responsibilities may result in school disciplinary action to include any of the following: restricted or loss of privileges, detention, conference with teacher/counselor/principal, parents contacted, out-of-school suspension, and possible contact with law enforcement.
Morris Jeff Community School has established measures to filter and/or block offensive material harmful for children. No filtering system is 100% effective. Student digital activity is monitored closely by administration. Additionally, teacher supervision and student responsibility are essential for online safety.