With access to technology and people all over the world, comes the availability of material that may not be of educational value in the context of the school setting. The Wyndmere School has taken measures to prevent studetn access to inappropriate information; however, the school cannot control all the information available on the Internet. The School District is not responsible for other people's actions or the quality and content of information available, nor is it able to guarantee privacy. The school board believes that the benefits to studetns from access in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration exceed the disadvantages. Ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. To that end, the Wyndmere School supports and respects each family's right to decide whether or not to apply for studetn access to networked information resources.
Acceptable Use Policy
Wyndmere School is providing a means for students to conduct research and communicate with others. Access to network services is given to studetns who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or school hallway. General school rules for behavior and communications apply. Access is a privilege, not a right.
The classroom supervisor and school administration will deem what is inappropriate use, and will have the authority to deny, revoke, or suspend network privilges for what ever period of time they feel is appropriate. Supervision of student network use is required, unless specific arrangements have been made with the staff or administration. Examples of unacceptable use, but not limited to include:
- Using the network for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other contracts.
- Using the network for financial or commercial gain.
- Gaining unauthorized access to restricted resources.
- Posting anonymou messages.
- Using the network to access pornographic or inappropriate materials.
- Submitting, publishing, or displaying any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, or racially offensive materials.
- Attempting to read, delete or modify files belonging to other users.
- Vandalizing data or disrupting the use of the network.
- Vandalizing computer hardware or software.
- Wastefully using finite resources.
- Accessing Internet resources, or visiting web sites deemed inappropriate by the staff and administratio of this district.
- Intentionally bypassing the state - wide and/or district-based Internet filters.
- Revealing personal information about yourself or tohers (i.e. address, phone #, passwords).
- The use of any email service other than those assigned by the school is strictly prohibited.
- Playing games on school computers during school hours is prohibited. (8:35-3:26)
*Students home and personal Internet use can have an impact on the school and on other students. If a student's personal Internet expression - such as threatening messages to another student, or a violent website - creates a likelihood of material disruption of the school's operation, he or she may face school discipline and criminal penalties.
*Students who are careless or willfully misuse/damage school technology may be subject to paying the deductible to fix or replace the damaged item.
*Students who would like to make use of district services must have record of a completed "Technology Consent and Waiver" form signed by the student, or parent/guardian on file.
Technology Consent and Waiver
By signing this consetn and waiver, the studetn and his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) accept that the School District does not have control regarding the information on the Internet, and provides only limited barriers to account holders accessing the full range of information available, including those constraints imposed by the Internet provider.
Wyndmere Public School makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the network service it is providing. Wyndmere School District will not be responsible for any damages a user may suffer. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by it's own negligence, or by errors or omissions of the user. Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at your own risk. The Wyndmere School District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its network services.
I agree to accept responsibility for setting and conveying the standards that my child should follow when using media and information sources.