Using computer resources is a privilege offered to students each academic year. This privilege can be taken away at the discretion of the classroom teacher or Principal. Computers and tablets are provided for students to use as educational tools for research, school work, and communication. Students are expected to act in a considerate and responsible manner when using technology. This policy is intended to promote digital citizenship and a safe, productive use of technology offered by JO’S Learning Academy.
Mobile Devices and Personal Electronics
JLA recognizes the wide range of mobile technology devices and their value as learning tools. For the purpose of this policy, mobile devices are deemed tablets, laptops, netbooks, and readers. Such devices can be brought to school in accordance with the following conditions: Parents/guardians are fully responsible for making the decision to provide a mobile reader for their child to bring to school. Students who bring a mobile reader to school do so at their own risk. JLA will not be responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of mobile readers brought from home. Students are expected to use their mobile readers only for school-related activities with the permission of teachers or supervising staff. Students are expected to follow the same guidelines outlined in the acceptable use of JLA owned mobile devices.
JLA provides technology devices for students to use on an as-needed basis. Proper use and care of tablets and computers are critical to ensure that they are available for everyone’s use. All students are to immediately report damaged, broken, vandalized, or otherwise non-usable computers or mobile devices to their teacher.
The JLA network is a secure network available only to faculty, staff, and students. Ultimately, parent/s or guardian/s of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow. Therefore, every student enrolled in classes at JLA must read this Acceptable Use Policy statement with his/her parents, agree to the terms of this policy, and obtain parental permission as signature, in order to use technology resources at JLA. There will be a follow up with students at the start of each fall semester to review this policy. .
Although each student has his/her own account, student computer files are not private. Supervising staff have the right to view and/or modify any information stored by student account holders, with or without prior notice. Information stored, including email communications, which contain unacceptable, inappropriate, or illegal content, may be used in disciplinary proceedings with students.