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Information Technology Policy

Please read this document and all referenced documents carefully. Once signed, it becomes a binding agreement.

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • The District’s rules and regulations pertaining to the use of the District’s computer and technology services are incorporated herein. You can reference the full document by reviewing it on the web at http://www.gesd32.org or by requesting a copy of the agreement from the district office.
  • The District may provide electronic information services (EIS) to qualified students, teachers, and other personnel who attend or who are employed by the District. Electronic information services include networks (e.g., LAN, WAN, Internet), databases, and any computer-accessible source of information, whether from hard drives, tapes, compact disks (CDs), floppy disks, or other electronic sources.
  • Each user will be required to sign an EIS user's agreement.
  • As required by the Children's Internet Protection Act, the District shall provide for technology protection measures that protect against Internet access by both adults and minors to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or, with respect to use of the computers by students, harmful to students. The protective measures shall also include monitoring the online activities of students.
  • Unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information is prohibited.
  • Further, it shall be the responsibility of all employees, to the extent prudent to an individual's assignment to educate, supervise, and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy, the Children's Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
  • The District may log the use of all systems and monitor all system utilization.
  • The District reserves the right to establish rules and regulations as necessary for the efficient operation of the electronic information services.
  • The District does not assume liability for information retrieved via EIS, nor does it assume any liability for any information lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical or other difficulties.
  • I have read and understand the District’s rules and regulations pertaining to the use of the District’s computer and technology services. I consent to the District’s policies, rules and regulations, and I agree to abide by those policies, rules, and regulations. I understand that any violation of those provisions may result in disciplinary actions and the revocation of my use of the District’s computer and technology services.

Parent or Guardian Permission:

  • The District’s rules and regulations pertaining to the use of the District’s computer and technology services are incorporated herein.
  • As the parent or guardian of this student, I have read and understand this agreement, as well as the District’s rules and regulations pertaining to the use of the District’s computer and technology services. I consent to the District’s policies, rules and regulations, and I agree to abide by those policies, rules, and regulations.       I understand that any violation of those provisions may result in disciplinary actions and the revocation of my use of the District’s computer and technology services. I understand and agree that electronic mail and files stored on District servers are not private. The District may log the use of all systems and monitor all system use, including e-mail transmissions.
  • I understand that some material accessible through computer and technology services may be defamatory, illegal, inaccurate, and potentially offensive. I understand that it is impossible for the District to restrict access to all controversial materials, and I will not hold the District responsible for materials acquired by use of the computer and technology services.
  • We understand that our child’s art work/writing/photo/video clip and/or first name may be considered for publication on the Internet as part of our school’s web page during this school year. We also understand that all work will appear with a notice prohibiting the copying of any student’s work or photo without express written permission of the school, the student and his/her parent.
  • No student’s full name, social security number, student number, home address, telephone number, or personal e-mail address, or those of the students family members, will be published on District Web pages without separate permission of the parent.
  • To assure that the EIS is used in an appropriate manner and for the educational purposes intended, the District will require anyone who uses the EIS to follow its guidelines and procedures for appropriate use.
  • As the parent or guardian of this student, I have read and understand this agreement, as well as the District’s rules and regulations pertaining to the use of the District’s computer and technology services. I consent to the District’s policies, rules and regulations, and I agree to abide by those policies, rules, and regulations. I understand that any violation of those provisions may result in disciplinary actions and the revocation of my use of the District’s computer and technology services. I understand and agree that electronic mail and files stored on District servers are not private. The District may log the use of all systems and monitor all system use, including e-mail transmissions.
  • Anyone who misuses, abuses, or chooses not to follow the EIS guidelines and procedures will be denied access to the District's EIS and may be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action.
  • The use of the services shall be in support of education, research, and the educational goals of the District.
  • Use of personal mobile devices that disrupt the instructional day or include possession, viewing, sending or sharing picture, video, or audio information which has sexual, violent or threatening content on school grounds, school buses or at school events is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action and/or confiscation of the personal device.
  • No student’s full name, social security number, student number, home address, telephone number, or personal e-mail address, or those of the students family members, will be published on District Web pages without separate permission of the parent.
  • We grant permission for the publication of our son/daughter’s art work/writing/photo/video clip and / or first name of the school’s web page for the 2017-2018 school year.       A copy of the web page containing our child’s art work/writing/photo/video clip and / or first name may be printed out and sent home at the request of the parent.

I hereby give my permission to have my child use the District’s computer and technology services.

  • We understand that our child’s art work/writing/photo/video clip and/or first name may be considered for publication on the Internet as part of our school’s web page during this school year. We also understand that all work will appear with a notice prohibiting the copying of any student’s work or photo without express written permission of the school, the student and his/her parent.
  • Use of social media at school is prohibited.

Parents Right to Know

    • (Teacher Qualifications *Not Highly Qualified Status)
    • We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher. Specifically, you may request the following:
  • Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria has been waived.
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

 

 

If you would like to receive this information, please contact the school or the Federal Programs Office (928)722-7093.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Tech Plan – Cesar Chavez, Ed Pastor, and Rio Colorado only

 

GADSDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/STUDENT IPAD CONTRACT

Gadsden Elementary School District provides students with access to district technology resources for educational purposes. Students must adhere to all district policies and guidelines, including Technology Usage and Safety, Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Technology by Students, Student Discipline Policy, and the Student Rights and Responsibility Handbook, in order to maintain that access. Failure to comply with these guidelines and those outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibility Handbook may result in the loss of take home privileges.

BE RESPONSIBLE

  • I will keep my iPad in the district-issued case at all times, and not place anything between the case and display.
  • I will not remove any District Stickers or Tags from my device.
  • I understand that the iPad is vulnerable to damage if dropped, thrown, or crushed and I will take care when placing it in my school bag, backpack, or locker. I will not throw or swing my backpack containing an iPad.
  • I will keep my iPad away from food, beverages and other liquids.
  • I will use only a soft, lint free cloth to clean the iPad, instead of liquids, cleansers, or household cleaning products.
  • I will keep my iPad in places where the temperature is between 32 and 95°F, for example taking it inside with me instead of leaving it in the car on a hot day.
  • I will keep my iPad in the United States.

BE SAFE

  • I will keep my iPad in my school bag or backpack when traveling to and from school including at the bus stop.
  • I will always supervise my iPad, and when it is not in use at school, it will be stored in a locked locker or other secure location.
  • I will add a PIN to my iPad to protect my personal information and prevent unauthorized access to the device and its contents.
  • I will not reveal anyone’s home address or personal phone numbers including my own.
  • I will not open emails from someone I don’t know or from someone I know is a bully.

BE PRODUCTIVE

  • I will ensure my iPad is fully charged for school every day.
  • During instructional time, I will only use apps and websites as directed by my teacher or as required for my assignments.
  • I will always have enough memory on my iPad to download, access, and create any educational applications or files required by my teachers. I understand that I may need to delete any personal content on my iPad if I am running low on memory.
  • I will use the iPad to do my own work and avoid plagiarism by giving credit to my sources.

BE RESPECTFUL

  • I will not bully, harass, harm, or spread lies or misinformation about others.
  • I will use the camera and microphone to take appropriate pictures, videos and audio recordings.
  • I understand that my use of the camera in a bathroom is strictly prohibited.
  • I will use my iPad to access, submit, post, publish or display material that is legal, true, non-threatening, free of racially offensive content, and does not hurt someone’s reputation.

 

Student Name:          Homeroom Teacher:                                   

 

Student Signature:                                                                         Date:   

 

Apps, Web-based Services and Parental Consent

 

In order for Gadsden Elementary School District to facilitate a 1:1 personalized learning environment, the District will utilize applications (apps) and web-based services operated by third parties to provide students with access to online communication and collaboration tools and other instructional tools and materials. The District is required to comply with the federal regulations that require parental consent for students under age 13. A complete list of district approved apps and web based services, with a link to the privacy policy for each, can be found at: http://www.gesd32.org

 

By signing below, I consent to allowing Gadsden Elementary School District to issue an iPad to my child named above, to create any accounts necessary for my student to utilize district-approved applications and web-based services, and to share limited personal information with any third-party providers, including school issued Apple IDs and email.

 

 

Parent / Guardian Signature:         Date: ___________