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Electronic device procedures
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Etiquette for the use of electronic devices on campus
These are the electronic device procedures adapted by Lake Weir High.
These procedures will be changed as necessary. For the most recent changes please check our website at http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/lwh/index.cfm The only exception to these rules are any modifications for students with disabilities as outlined in their IEP.
The use of an electronic device to provide educational material to a student is not a necessity but a privilege. A student does not have the right to use his or her laptop, cell phone or other electronic device while at school. When abused, privileges will be taken away. When respected they will benefit the learning environment as a whole.
1. The term media will be used in this document to signify any single medium used to communicate any data for any purpose. Example: digital photos, recorded audio, digital or analog video.
2. The term device is used to cover all electronic devices that can transmit digital media.
Only the internet gateway provided by the school may be accessed while on campus. Personal internet connective devices such as but not limited to cell phones / cell network adapters are not permitted to be used to access outside internet sources at any time.
Any student who has a laptop or device with a screen size of 8.9 inches or greater may use it in any class they choose in place of a textbook. The textbook has to be available online or in a digitally accessible format.
Responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual owner. There will always be an inherent risk of theft while at school. Lake Weir High is not liable for any device stolen on campus. The school will provide you with the ability to keep your devices secure but the responsibility to use these places are the liability of the owner. If a device is stolen it will be handled through the discipline office just as any other personal artifact that is stolen in school. It is recommended that skins (decals) and other custom touches are used to physically identify your device from others. Lockers are available and it is strongly suggested that students use them in accordance with their schedule to avoid theft while involved in physical education classes or any situation where a student will not be in contact with their belongings.
Violations of trust
Below is a list of violations that may result in the termination of the privilege to use any or all electronic devices at school.
• Any media that is deemed inappropriate for school is not to be accessed while on campus. For example: If you can’t wear it on a shirt, you are not allowed to display it or access it on your device.
• The use of electronic devices to cheat on assignments or tests.
• The use of electronic devices and media to bully, threaten, or abuse another person.
• To use electronic devices to record, in any media format, another person without their knowledge.
• Other discipline issues may result in the loss of E.D.P (electronic device privilege) for instance: stealing.
• Transmitting inappropriate photos and/or provocative text in any form is strictly forbidden.