School District of Sheboygan Falls
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7540.03 - ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY - STUDENTS

Acceptable Use Policy - Students

The School District of Sheboygan Falls believes that educational technology provides our users the opportunity to become a community of learners who live and work productively in the changing digital age. It is our district goal to provide technology resources to promote dynamic learning. The District believes there is value in learning experiences that exist beyond the limits of a school’s walls. Technology engages learners in effective collaboration, global communication, and creative and critical thinking.

All communication and devices that employs the District electronic resources, whether educational or personal in nature, will be appropriate to a school setting. These communications include but are not limited to email, newsgroups, listserv, social media, chat, wikis and blogs. Devices include, but are not limited to cell phones, iPods, iPads, laptops, eReaders, and cameras. Web spaces and digital content created and used are to be considered as an extension of the classroom and are subject to the same expectations for conduct.

The District shall not be liable for the users' inappropriate use of the District's electronic communication resources or violations of copyright restrictions, users' mistakes or negligence, or costs incurred by users. The District shall not be responsible for ensuring the accuracy or usability of any information found on the Internet.

Examples of conduct or actions not permitted include, but are not limited to:

 A.Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures

 B.Using obscene language

 C.Harassing, insulting or attacking others

 D.Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks

 E.Violating copyright laws

 F.Using others' passwords

 G.Trespassing in others' folders, work or files

 H.Intentionally wasting limited resources

 I.Employing the network for commercial purposes

 J.Using district email to advertise non-school related activities

 K.Installing unauthorized software

 L.Any other actions not consistent with district policy and regulations.

Electronic services, including but not limited to: E-Mail, Internet, Telephone, Library or Network access, are owned by The School District of Sheboygan Falls. All data, applications and communications are the property of The School District of Sheboygan Falls, not the property of the individual. The Sheboygan Falls School District reserves the right to monitor all computer use including, but not limited to, visual observations of online activities or use of monitoring tools to review browser history and to inspect any and all data stored in the public or private areas of the network, without notice or warning, and at any time or for any purpose.

Students of the Sheboygan Falls School District, including those under the age of thirteen (13), will have access to a G-mail account. The purpose for providing our students with G-mail is to teach the appropriate use of e-mail, to provide them with the ability to communicate directly with their teachers, and to provide them the ability to share documents with each other. G-mail is to be used for educational purposes only. All actions in the Google Apps for Education environment, G-mail included, will be monitored in accordance with this policy. By signing this document you are giving parental consent for your student(s) that may be under thirteen (13) to access G-mail and all other Google Apps for Education.

In accordance with requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the District uses independently-supplied facilities to identify and block internet content that is inconsistent with the educational, administrative and professional development goals of the district. The District will make best efforts to prevent users from accessing or transmitting visual depictions of material deemed inappropriate and any material deemed harmful to minors as those terms are defined in CIPA. In addition, internet safety curriculum including but not limited to cyberbullying, netiquette, who to trust online, social media, use of wiki's and blogs, and appropriate online behavior will be taught at each grade level starting with 4K.

The most current version of this Policy is posted on the School District of Sheboygan Falls' website and available upon request from each building’s main office. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the temporary or permanent revocation of access to electronic services. Additional disciplinary action appropriate to the violation may be taken. The AUP will be revisited, at a minimum, on a yearly basis, but may be modified more frequently based on the needs of students and staff.

User Agreement

I have read the School District of Sheboygan Falls’ Acceptable Use Policy Agreement. I agree to follow the rules contained in this Policy. I understand that if I violate the rules my account can be terminated and I may face other disciplinary measures.

Student Name (Print): _______________________________ Student’s Grade: ___________

Student Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ___________

Employee Name (Print):____________________________________

Employee Signature:___________________________________ Date:_________________

Parent or Guardian Agreement

I have read the School District of Sheboygan Falls’ Acceptable Use Policy Agreement. I will instruct my child about the rules in this Policy. I will also instruct my child about any other restrictions that I wish to be followed in addition to the rules set forth in this Acceptable Use Policy.

_____ No, I do not give permission for my child to access the Internet and Google Apps for Education.

_____ No, I do not give permission for my child's work to be displayed on the Internet on school approved web spaces including but not limited to blogs, wikis, and forums.

If one or more of the above items have been marked "no", the District will contact you to discuss your concerns.

Parent or Legal Guardian (Print): _________________________________________

Parent or Legal Guardian Signature: _______________________________ Date: ________

Revised 4/19/10
Revised 5/16/11
Revised 6/20/11
Revised 6/18/12
Revised 6/16/14