Acceptable Use Policy

Our Vision of Digital Citizenship

We value innovation and creativity.  As 21st century learners, we:

Use of Personal Electronic Devices

As digital citizens, we...

  1. Respect that cell phones, tablets or computers may not be used during class time without the direct permission of the teacher.
  2. Acknowledge that personal electronic devices use should supplement and enhance the learning and social experience, not remove the user from it. We strive to be active participants in the school environment.
  3. Understand that personal electronic devices may be used during break, lunch and passing time.  Use must be appropriate and ethical.  
  4. Will adhere to the following expectations:

Using technology on campus is a privilege.  If at any time a staff member deems that cell phone, tablet or computer use has become disruptive of the classroom or campus environment, the student will be required to hand over the device to the staff member and the student will meet with an administrator.  

Use of the Internet

As digital citizens, we...

  1. Understand the power of the Internet as a useful tool to enhance learning.
  2. Respect the norms and values of our host culture when browsing websites and sharing links and files.
  3. Participate constructively and respectfully in online communities, such as by:
  1. Recognize and cite the intellectual property rights of others, especially when referencing images, videos, articles, and other media.

Use of School Resources

As digital citizens, we...

  1. Recognize that the school’s labs, printers, and internet connection are intended for academic purposes.
  2. Respect those academic purposes by minimizing personal use of bandwidth-intensive Internet resources, such as streaming audio, video, and gaming websites.
  3. Use Moodle to keep track of our class announcements and assignments on a regular basis.
  4. Store our school-related files using online services or a personal flash drive that we bring to school daily instead of saving them to lab computers.
  5. Protect our passwords for personal and school resources by not giving them out to others, even our friends.
  6. Leave lab computers in the same or better condition than we find them in so that they are useful to others, and refrain from installing programs or changing settings.
  7. Print only what we need, and use scrap paper or print double-sided to conserve our resources.