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Student Handbook 2016-2017

Acceptable Uses of the School’s Computer Network or the Internet Schools will verify each year that students using the computer network, School owned devices and/or Internet access for that specific school year have a signed page acknowledging this policy. Students who are under 18 must have their parents or guardians sign this page which shall be kept on file with the School. Once signed that permission/acknowledgement page remains in effect until revoked by the parent, or the student loses the privilege of using the School technology due to a violation of this policy or is no longer a School student. Even without signature, all users must follow this policy and report any misuse of the network or Internet to a teacher, supervisor or other appropriate School personnel. Access is provided primarily for education and School business. By using the network, users have agreed to this policy. If a user is uncertain about whether a particular use is acceptable or appropriate, he or she should consult a teacher, supervisor or other appropriate School personnel. School Ban on Personal Mobile Electronic Devices Consistent with the provisions of California Education Code § 48901.5, absent a need essential to health, students are prohibited from possessing on School property any non-School owned portable device that is capable of creating, receiving, accessing, or storing electronic data or communications including but not limited to cell phones, smart phones, iPads, tablets, netbooks, google chrome books and iPods. Additionally students are specifically prohibited from possessing any non-School owned electronic device capable of creating an ad-hoc network such as a “hot spot” or use of peer to peer technology including but not limited to “air drop.” A violation of this rule will result in an immediate confiscation of the device which shall be securely store at the main office of the school site and will only be released to the student’s parent/guardian. The School shall bear no responsibility for any personal mobile electronic device brought to school that is lost, destroyed, and/or stolen. In the event that a School employee possesses reasonable suspicion that a student has used or is using a personal mobile electronic device to commit a violation of a school rule or a criminal statute, said device may be susceptible to search. Personal Social Media Accounts, Instant Messaging Accounts, Videoconferencing Accounts, VOIP Accounts, Cloud Computing Accounts and Private E-mail Accounts Personal social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, google plus, Myspace, twitter, YouTube, tumbler, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat shall not be accessed by students via the School Networks and/or School owned device. Students shall not access instant messaging applications including but not limited to AIM, and/or Yahoo Messenger via a School Network and/or School owned device. Personal e-mail accounts, including but not limited to Gmail, and yahoo mail, shall not be accessed over the School Network and/or School owned devices. Students shall not access personal videoconferencing accounts or voice over internet (VOIP) accounts over the School Network and/or School owned devices, including but not limited to services such as Skype. Furthermore, students are prohibited from accessing any personal cloud based service accounts, including but not limited to Google drive and/or ICloud over the School Network and/or School owned devices 40 Page 2 of 5


Student Handbook 2016-2017
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