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Technology

ELECTRONICS RULES

 

Cell phones, iPods, iPads, portable games, and other electronic devices that may cause class and campus disturbance are NOT to be used on campus at any time during school hours. If these items are found, they may be confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian.  Electronic equipment should be left at home. We are NOT responsible for recovering lost or stolen electronic equipment.

LIBRARY INFORMATION

 

OUR LIBRARY AND COMPUTERS

The library and two computer labs are on the second floor of the administration building.  The library is open to students during brunch and lunch & when designated by librarian.  During those times students are welcome to browse for a book, do homework, use a computer, play a board game, or otherwise rest and relax in the library.  During class time students may come to the library with a pass from their teacher.  Library hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday. The library closes immediately after school on Mondays.

 

SCHOOL COMPUTERS

Students may use the computers at SPMS for school work and personal use, provided they adhere to the District Acceptable Use Policy that parents sign during the registration process.  Students also sign a computer using policy that is kept on file in the library and is accessible on the library webpage. 

 

To use school computers, the user name is the student’s six-digit ID number, and the password is their birthday in six digits (with no dashes or slashes).

 

Students may save work to the school server, but we recommend they back up their work on a flash drive and/or via email attachment.  There is a $0.10 per page charge for printing in the library and computer labs.  Color printing is $0.25 per page.

 

School computers run Microsoft Office 2007; documents must be saved to run in that version.  Macintosh users should save documents as text files if they need to be edited at school. 

 

Malicious use of computers will result in loss of privileges and further disciplinary action.

 

COMPUTER/EMAIL USE AGREEMENT

I UNDERSTAND THAT USING THE SCHOOL COMPUTERS AND DISTRICT EMAIL IS A PRIVILEGE.  IN ORDER TO KEEP THAT PRIVILEGE, THIS IS WHAT I AGREE TO DO:

  • I will cooperate with adults when they say my turn is up while using the library computers during brunch or lunch.
  • I will not hover behind computers being used by other students.
  • I will not go to any websites with inappropriate words (like swear words) or pictures (like pornography). If I do so accidentally, I will exit immediately.
  • I will exit any website that an adult decides is inappropriate.
  • I will not play games, music, or S videos during brunch and lunch.
  • I will not use chatrooms or instant messaging, or go to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Apps or other communication applications without teacher permission for school related purposes.
  • I will use district issued email ONLY for classroom work (like to contact my teacher or to retrieve homework I email to myself.)
  • I will not shop, sell, or gamble.
  • I will not plagiarize information by copying it directly from the Internet or from another student’s file and turning it in as my own work. This kind of information theft will result in a failing grade on the assignment.
  • I will not download software or games to school computers.
  • I will not damage any school equipment.
  • I will ask permission before printing. I understand that I will be charged for printing.
  • I understand that all student e-mail and other digital files and records may be accessed and examined by administrators for educational and administrative purposes, including the need to ensure that the above guidelines are being followed.
  • I will promptly inform an adult about any on-line communication that I feel is threatening, harassing, or otherwise inappropriate.
 

NOTE:  If you choose NOT to follow one or more of these rules, your school computer privileges may be revoked FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

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