Goal: Use of our computers and personal devices at school is for education and research. Students using personal electronic devices at school must comply with all federal and state laws, as well as applicable district policies and procedures.
The Central Kitsap School district board of directors recognizes that an effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. The Board also believes that students need to be proficient users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world. Therefore, the Central Kitsap School district will use digital resources as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways. It is the district’s goal for students to use technology for important purposes in schools just as individuals in workplaces and other real-life settings. The district’s technology will enable educators and students to communicate, share, collaborate and create, to think and solve problems, to manage their work, and to take ownership of their lives.
Acceptable use of wired and wireless networks by district students includes:
- Creating files, projects, videos, web pages, and podcasts using the school’s network for classroom learning activities.
- Posting on blogs, wikis, bulletin boards, social networking sites and groups that are part of classroom instruction and learning.
Unacceptable use of wired and wireless networks by district students – I, (the student), agree that:
- I will not download or stream any audio and/or video files or install any games or applications without permission or approval from my teacher ahead of time.
- I will not participate in cyberbullying, in sending hate email, posts, or texts, or making false, harassing, or obscene email, posts, or texts.
- I will not participate in hacking, cracking, vandalizing, introducing viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs or other similar actions. School computers are set up for all students to be able to use. School computers are not my property and I will not make any changes to them.
- I will not use anyone else’s password or anyone else’s account, change or steal anyone’s work or files, or use anyone else’s personal electronic devices without their permission.
- I will not take pictures or video of anyone on campus or post or send any pictures or video of other students or staff without a teacher’s permission.
- I will not use proxies, https, special ports, change browser settings or in any other way try to get through the Internet filter. I understand that the School district is required by law to have the filter on the Internet.
- I will not attach any device of any kind to the district’s wired network.
- I will not use someone else’s text, music sounds, movies, pictures or other material without their written permission and if I do use anyone else’s material with permission, I will give them credit by citing them.
- I will not copy, download, or install someone else’s software as that is called “pirating” and it is illegal.
- I will not post any personally identifiable information about myself or anyone else online.
Personal electronic devices –I agree that:
- It is my teacher’s choice to let me use my personal electronic device in class. I will turn off my devices when my teacher asks me to do so.
- I will charge any devices before coming to school so they can run off battery. I understand I cannot charge my devices at school.
- I understand I cannot access network folders or print from my devices at school.
- I am responsible for my own devices and will keep them with me all the time.
- I understand and agree that the school administration may inspect my personal devices if there is reason to believe I have violated the Student User Consent and Release form, school rules, or engaged in other misconduct while using my devices.
- The district is not responsible for the security, repair, troubleshooting, technical support, loss, misplacement, theft or damage of my personal electronic devices.
The district reserves the right to remove any user-generated content from sites it owns at any time.
Violation of any of the conditions of use explained in the Student User Consent and Release form, digital resources policy or in related procedures by students could be cause for disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion from school, and suspension or revocation of network and computer access privileges.
See full Digital Resources Policy/Procedure 2200 and 2200P on the district’s policy page.