Students will be assigned a device to use for the current school year. All devices are on loan to the student. The device will be issued with predetermined applications (Apps) installed. A student may not share his or her login information with other individuals. Students may never “swap” or “share” their device with another student.
All parents will be required to complete the Computing and Internet Acceptable Use Policy in order for their child to be permitted to use school technology devices/computers.
Click here to access and complete the Technology Acceptable Use Policy. --Need link
Keep reading to learn about the AFPCS Technology Policies and Procedures.
Alliance for Progress Charter School (AFPCS) provides a device for every student so they may access the Internet for learning. With this access comes certain responsibilities that protect equipment and users from harm. We want our students to build the technology skills required for creative and critical thinking that will prepare them for their adult lives and instill the habits of lifelong learners. Our students use the Internet for creating exemplary projects, collaborating with others and locating information. We want them to be safe and practice good digital citizenship.
All students are expected to follow these guidelines expectations. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action and/or legal action when appropriate. The school will not be held responsible for illegal actions by users that arise from unauthorized use of the school network or machines. Users should assume no privacy when using school issued devices or the school network.
Alliance for Progress is a technology-rich school. During school hours, children frequently browse the Internet or use software programs and other computer-based learning tools. Parents should know that AFPCS provides filters to protect students from inappropriate material on the Internet. AFPCS reserves the right to regulate all use of technology. All technology and technological based-projects remain the property of the school. In addition, the internet is a public forum rather than a private, secured network. Parents and/or guardians may be held accountable for inappropriate, abusive or unethical behavior by students when accessing technology from the school’s facilities.
As students, and parents and/or guardians, you agree to the following:
- I will use the school computers, network and other digital devices only with permission from an adult.
- I will use the school computers, network and other digital devices for schoolwork only.
- I will treat the school computers, network and other digital devices with care. I will not purposefully harm or destroy them.
- I will be responsible for any intentional damage that I cause to the school’s digital devices.
- I will back up my files. The school is not responsible for lost data.
- I will check with an adult before downloading files that may harm the computer or network.
- I will not share my private information or the private information of others online. This includes my full name, phone number, address, passwords, photos and those of my friends and family.
- I will tell an adult if I come across online content that makes me nervous or uncomfortable.
- I will tell an adult if I am being bullied, harassed or teased online.
- I will not claim someone's work or ideas as my own. If I use someone's work with permission, I will attribute the work appropriately.
- I will not pretend to be someone else when online.
- I will always be kind, helpful and respectful and use appropriate language when interacting with others, posting items and sharing items online.
- I will always ask permission before re-posting a message, photo, video or other item online.
- I will keep the default settings for the computers as set by the system administrator and I will not try to bypass filters or access Administrator accounts.
- I will access and edit only my own files. I will not delete or destroy data that is not mine.
Web Posting Checklist
- Do not post student information (schedules, personal information, photos captioned with names) which could be used to identify a student.
- Use only first names when captioning work of students.
- Make sure that all images and contents follow the copyright guidelines.
- Only post content that is informative and keeps with the school’s educational mission.
- Confirm the accuracy of content.
- Reread content to check for grammar, spelling and punctuation.
- Confirm that all links are working.
- Be certain that any redirected content (via RSS feeds, embedded services etc.) meets AUP guidelines.
- Determine that no students who have opted out of school photography are included in any photos to be published.
When you enroll your child in Alliance for Progress Charter School (AFPCS), you are asked to sign a media release. From time to time, photographs or videos may be taken of your child for AFPCS public relations publications, professional development of staff, or other school related purposes.
Additionally, your child’s school related work may be displayed in a school building in conjunction with displays of other students’ work. These photographs, videos, and school related work (which are not considered student records) will be used and/or displayed in a manner designed to ensure that confidential information about your child’s educational program will not be revealed.
If you object to the use of your child’s photograph, the videotaping of your child for our professional development program, the posting of your child’s name or image on our school website or the display of your child’s work by the school in any manner, please contact the main office.