Student Lab/Computer use Contract
Below are policies that will set expectations for our use of the Internet and computers. These rules have been designed to keep our computer lab and classroom functioning at the highest of standards. In order to have access to e-mail, the Internet, and computer in the Lab, please read the following and sign below.
- Students should not consume any food or drinks into the computer lab. Water bottle remains inside of the backpack.
- The Chromebook should only be used for educational use, only the programs the teacher allows. Specifically, Games, Facebook, Internet Games, YouTube, chat rooms, Instant Messengers, Blog Websites, Fantasy Football/Basketball, etc. are NOT permitted!
- Bypassing the school’s/district’s firewall is not permitted.
- Students may not under any circumstances install software onto the computers.
- Students hacking, altering unauthorized files, or using the network in any way other than that intended will Forefeet their computer privileges.
- Students must not move any equipment or cables. Keyboards and mice must not be swapped between machines.
- Any behavior which threatens the physical safety of the equipment or other students will lead to the loss of privileges.
- Students should NEVER give/share your password with anyone.
- Use of inappropriate language not tolerated, and will be treated as an infringement.
- Students should not change their desktop, screensaver unless instructed.
- Check your workstation every day when you enter and leave the classroom. Inform your teacher if anything is wrong. The student is responsible for their workstation. Always logout/lock when you leave your computer.
- These are just to name a few. The students know what is acceptable and what is not. In case of doubt, students are advised to discuss with faculty and get explicit permission for the task they want to perform on the computer.
Incident handling procedure and resulting consequences:
1st infringement: Teacher/student private discussion. Teacher documents behavior. The teacher reminds students of expected behavior.
2nd infringement: Teacher and student formal private discussion. The teacher reminds the student of expected behavior. Student’s home informed. Student’s reflection and Parents signature on the response required. School Administration involved.
3rd infringement: Sent to the principal with a referral. Administration deals with the offense.
4th infringement: Possible loss of computer privileges in consultation with school administration. School administration deals with infringement in consultation with guardian and teacher.
These policies and procedures must be adhered to, and any violations of them will be met with zero tolerance.
- Students must abide by their signed contracts.
- The use of the computer is a privilege, not a right.
- If this contract is broken, the student’s privilege will be revoked.
Sign and return by August 14, 2019
Student: _________________________________ Date: ________________
Parent/Guardian: ___________________________ Date: ________________