Laptop Policy

Laptop Policy

Tablet Policy, Procedures and Information

Estelline High School Tablet Program  The focus of the Learning with Tablets Program at Estelline High School is to prepare students for their future, a world of digital technology and information. As we enter the twenty-first century, excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and the learning tool of these twenty-first century students is the Tablet computer. The individual use of Tablets is a way to empower students to learn at their full potential and to prepare them for the real world of college and the workplace. Tablets encourage students to solve problems and think critically by stimulating analytical thinking. Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. To the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Learning with Tablets integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, anyplace.

The policies, procedures and information within this document apply to all tablets used at Estelline High School, including any other device considered by the Principal to come under this policy.

Teachers may set additional requirements for computer use in their classroom.

Download the Laptop Policy here.

 

TABLET SPECIFICATIONS

The tablet selected for use at the Estelline High School is the Gateway M285.
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Office 2003 (Select Agreement)
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
Memory: 1024MB 677MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2-512MB modules)
Hard Drive: 40GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Memory Card Reader: 7-in-1 media card reader
Optical Drive: Modular 24x/10x/24x CD-RW / 8x DVD combo
Screen: 14.0″ WXGA TFT (1280 x 768) with Rotating Hinge for Tablet Functionality
Video: ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1400 64MB Graphics featuring Avivo™ display technology
Digitizer Pens: Gateway Executive Stylus Pen w/ Continuous Sensing Technology
Battery: Primary 12-cell Lithium ion battery with AC pack and 3 yr. limited battery warranty
Modem and Network Adapter: Integrated V.92 56K modem, Integrated Intel® 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter, Integrated Intel® 802.11a/b/g wireless networking card
Extended Service Plan Including Limited Warranty: 3 year parts, labor, Authorized Service Provider (ASP) service, 3 year limited technical support
Accidental Damage Protection: Three (3) years accidental damage protection
Protective Sleeve: Infocase Crush Resistant Sleeve (with strap)

 

RECEIVING YOUR TABLET

Tablets will be distributed each fall during “Student Registration & Tablet Orientation.” Parents & students must sign and return the Tablet Computer Protection plan and Student Pledge documents before the Tablet can be issued to their child. The Tablet Computer Protection plan outlines three options for families to protect the Tablet investment for the school district. Please review the Tablet Computer Protection plan included in this handbook.

Tablets will be collected at the end of each school year for maintenance, cleaning and software installations. Students will retain their original tablet each year while enrolled at EHS.

 

TAKING CARE OF YOUR TABLET

Students are responsible for the general care of the tablet they have been issued by the school. Tablets that are broken or fail to work properly must be taken to the technology Help Desk.

General Precautions:

• No food or drink is allowed next to your tablet while it is in use.
• Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the tablet.
• Students should never carry their tablets while the screen is open, unless directed to do so by a teacher.
• Tablets should be shut down before moving them to conserve battery life.
• Tablets must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, or labels that are not the property of the Estelline School District.
• Tablets must never be left in a car or any unsupervised area.
• Students are responsible for keeping their tablet’s battery charged for school each day.

Carrying Tablets
The protective cases provided with Tablets have sufficient padding to protect the tablet from normal treatment and provide a suitable means for carrying the computer within the school. The guidelines below should be followed:

• Tablets should always be within the protective case when carried.
• Some carrying cases can hold other objects (such as folders and workbooks), but these must be kept to a minimum to avoid placing too much pressure and weight on the tablet screen.
• The tablet must be turned off before placing it in the carrying case.

Screen Care
The tablet screen can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure on the screen.

• Do not lean on the top of the tablet when it is closed.
• Do not place anything near the tablet that could put pressure on the screen.
• Do not place anything in the carrying case that will press against the cover.
• Do not poke the screen.
• Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks).
• Clean the screen with a soft, dry cloth or anti-static cloth.

 

USING YOUR TABLET AT SCHOOL

Tablets are intended for use at school each day. In addition to teacher expectations for tablet use, school messages, announcements, calendars and schedules will be accessed using the tablet computer. Students must be responsible to bring their tablet to all classes, unless specifically advised not to do so by their teacher.

Tablets Left at Home
If students leave their tablet at home, they must immediately phone parents to bring them to school. First violation will be a warning, 2nd violation will result in points being deducted for all classes where the tablet is not present, 3rd violation will result in detention to be served before school starts.

Tablet Undergoing Repair
Loaner tablets may be issued to students when they leave their tablets for repair at the Help Desk.

Charging Your Tablet’s Battery
Tablets must be brought to school each day in a fully charged condition. Students need to charge their tablets each evening. Repeat violations of this policy will result in before school detention for the length of time it takes to charge the battery.

In cases where use of the tablet has caused batteries to become discharged, students may be able to connect their computers to a power outlet in class.

Screensavers

• Inappropriate media may not be used as a screensaver.
• Presence of guns, weapons, pornographic materials, inappropriate language, alcohol, drug, and gang related symbols or pictures will result in disciplinary actions.
• Passwords on screensavers are not to be used.
• Hard drive passwords are forbidden. If used, students may be responsible for the cost of replacement hardware.

Sound
Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from the teacher for instructional purposes.

Printing
Students may use printers in classrooms, the library, and computer lab with teachers’ permission during class or breaks. Students who want to print on a home printer must ask the technology Help Desk to add their printer software to the Tablet computer.

 

MANAGING YOUR FILES & SAVING YOUR WORK

Saving to the Home Directory
Students will be logging onto our network in order to back up their work. Students will have their own user account and folder on the network with ample space to back up any school-related work.

The tablets will be set up with a Home Directory in which students should save their work. The Home Directory will automatically save a copy of all student documents saved to the Home Directory to the high school server while they are on the high school network. When a student adds a document to the Home Directory folder while working at home or away from school, that document will be copied automatically to the school server when the student logs onto the network at school.

Additional folders in the Home Directory may be created or added by the student. All student work should be stored in one of the Home Directory folders. Only files stored in the Home Directory will be automatically backed up and saved. Student work saved to a different location on the computer will not be saved to the high school server.

Saving Data to Removable Storage Devices
Students should also backup all of their work at least once each week using removable file storage. Removable memory cards may be purchased at a local retailer. The computer’s 6-in-1 memory card reader will read the following types of memory cards:

• Secure Digital (SD)
• Multi-Media Card (MMC)
• Memory Stick
• CompactFlash
• CompactFlash II
• SmartMedia

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that work is not lost due to mechanical failure or accidental deletion. Computer malfunctions are not an acceptable excuse for not submitting work.

 

SOFTWARE ON TABLETS

Originally Installed Software
The software originally installed by the EHS must remain on the Tablet in usable condition and be easily accessible at all times. The Tablet is supplied with Gateway’s proprietary version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system and with additional software. Licensed software provided with all new Tablets includes:

• Adobe Acrobat Reader
• Microsoft Internet Explorer
• Microsoft Office 2003 including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Publisher
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional Tablet Edition
• Norton Anti-Virus
• Windows Media Player
• Windows Movie Maker
• Other software specifically requested by teachers for a class

From time to time the school may add software applications for use in a particular course. The licenses for this software require that the software be deleted from tablets at the completion of the course. Periodic checks of tablets will be made to ensure that students have deleted software that is no longer required in class and that the school has not exceeded its licenses.

Virus Protection
The tablet has anti-virus protection software. This software will scan the hard drive and floppy drive for known viruses on boot up. The virus software will be updated from the network. The school’s storage server is also installed with virus protection software and hardware.

Additional Software
It is the responsibility of individual students to be aware of additional software programs and files loaded onto their tablet. Students are responsible for maintaining the integrity of software required for facilitating academic activities.

• Any additional software must be appropriate for the school environment and may not infringe on the productivity of the classroom setting.
• Students are responsible for ensuring that only software that is licensed to their tablet is loaded onto their computers.
• Violent games and computer images containing obscene or pornographic material are banned.

Inspection
Students may be selected at random to provide their tablet for inspection.

Procedure For Reloading Software
If technical difficulties occur or illegal software is discovered, the technician will copy all files in the Home Directory. The hard drive will then be re-formatted. Authorized software will be installed and the data files reinstated in the Home Directory. The school does not accept responsibility for the loss of any software deleted due to a re-format and re-image.

Software Upgrades
Upgrade versions of licensed software are available from time to time. Students will be instructed to upgrade their software from the school’s network periodically.

 

ACCEPTABLE USE

General Guidelines

(1) Students will have access to all available forms of electronic media and communication which is in support of education and research and in support of the educational goals and objectives of the Estelline School District.
(2) Students are responsible for their ethical and educational use of the technology resources of the Estelline School District.
(3) Access to the Estelline School District technology resources is a privilege and not a right. Each employee, student and/or parent will be required to follow the Use of Technology Resources Policy.
(4) Transmission of any material that is in violation of any federal or state law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to the following: confidential information, copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, and computer viruses.
(5) Any attempt to alter data, the configuration of a computer, or the files of another user, without the consent of the individual, campus administrator, or technology administrator, will be considered an act of vandalism and subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Progressive Discipline Plan.

Privacy and Safety

• Do not open, use, or change computer files that do not belong to you.
• Do not reveal your full name, phone number, home address, social security number, credit card numbers, password or passwords of other people.
• Remember that storage is not guaranteed to be private or confidential.
• If you inadvertently access a web site that contains obscene, pornographic or otherwise offensive material, notify a teacher or principal immediately so that such sites can be blocked from further access. This is not merely a request; it is a responsibility.

Legal Propriety

• Comply with trademark and copyright laws and all license agreements. Ignorance of the law is not immunity. If you are unsure, ask a teacher or parent.
• Plagiarism is a violation of the EHS school handbook. Give credit to all sources used, whether quoted or summarized. This includes all forms of media on the Internet, such as graphics, movies, music, and text.
• Use or possession of hacking software is strictly prohibited and violators will be subject discipline. Violation of applicable state or federal law, including the South Dakota Codified Law, Computer Crimes, will result in criminal prosecution and/or disciplinary action by the District.

E-mail

• Always use appropriate language.
• Do not transmit language/ material that is profane, obscene, abusive, or offensive to others.
• Do not send mass e-mails, chain letters or spam.
• Students should maintain high integrity with regard to email content.
• No private chatting during class without permission.
• EHS e-mail is subject to inspection by the school.

Consequences
The student in whose name a system account and/or computer hardware is issued will be responsible at all times for its appropriate use. Non-compliance with the policies of the Tablet Handbook or Use of Technology Resources Policy will result in disciplinary action.

Electronic mail, network usage, and all stored files shall not be considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated district staff to ensure appropriate use. The district cooperates fully with local, state or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to violations of computer crime laws. Contents of e-mail and network communications are governed by the South Dakota Open Records Act; proper authorities will be given access to their content.

 

PROTECTING & STORING YOUR TABLET COMPUTER

Tablet Identification
Student tablets will be labeled in the manner specified by the school. Tablets can be identified in the following ways:

• Record of serial number and senior high asset tag
• Individual User account name and password

Password Protection
Students are expected to password protect their tablets by setting a start-up password and keeping that password confidential.

Storing Your Tablet
When students are not monitoring tablets, they should be stored in their lockers with the lock securely fastened. Nothing should be placed on top of the tablet, when stored in the locker. Students are encouraged to take their tablets home every day after school, regardless of whether or not they are needed. Tablets should not be stored in a student’s vehicle at school or at home.

Tablets Left in Unsupervised Areas
Under no circumstances should tablets be left in unsupervised areas. Unsupervised areas include the school grounds and campus, the cafeteria, computer lab, commons area, locker rooms, library, unlocked classrooms, dressing rooms and hallways. Any computer left in these areas is in danger of being stolen. Unsupervised tablets will be confiscated by staff and taken to the technology coordinator. Disciplinary action may be taken for leaving your tablet in an unsupervised location.

 

REPAIRING OR REPLACING YOUR TABLET COMPUTER

Gateway Warranty
This coverage is purchased by the Estelline School District as part of the purchase price of the equipment. Gateway warrants the tablets from defects in materials and workmanship. This limited warranty covers normal use, mechanical breakdown or faulty construction and will provide replacement parts necessary to repair the tablet or tablet replacement. The Gateway warranty does not warrant against damage caused by misuse, abuse, accidents or computer viruses. Please report all tablet problems to the technology Help Desk.

Accidental Damage Protection
The Estelline School District has purchased through Gateway coverage to protect the tablets against accidental damage such as: liquid spills, accidental drops, power surges, and natural disasters. This coverage does not provide for damage caused by fire, theft, loss, misuse, intentional or frequent damage or cosmetic damage. Gateway will assess the tablet damage and repair or replace the machine at no cost if the damage is determined to be accidental, infrequent, and within the protection guidelines. The tablet is covered with a four-year Gateway Warranty and Accidental Protection Plan. EHS technicians will service repairs and replacements for detective parts and acts of accidental damage. Please report all tablet problems to the technology Help Desk.

School District Protection
Estelline School District has purchased insurance for theft, loss or fire as outlined in the Tablet Protection Plan section on page 21.

Claims
All insurance claims must be reported to the Technology Help Desk. Students or parents must file a police or fire report and bring a copy of the report to the principal’s office before a tablet can be repaired or replaced with School District Protection.

Fraudulent reporting of theft, loss, or accidental damage by fire will be turned over to the police and insurance company for prosecution. A student making a false report will also be subject to disciplinary. The district will work with the Estelline Police Department to alert pawnshops and police departments in the area to be aware of this district-owned equipment.

 

TABLET TECHNICAL SUPPORT

The Technology Help Desk is located in room 125 and coordinates the repair work for tablets. Services provided include the following:

• Hardware maintenance and repairs
• Password identification
• User account support
• Operating system or software configuration support
• Application information
• Re-imaging hard drives
• Updates and software installations
• Coordination of warranty repairs
• Distribution of loaner Tablets and batteries

 

TABLET FAQ’S

1. What is the configuration of my Gateway M285E Tablet Computer?
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Office 2003 Edition (Select Agreement)
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
Memory: 1024MB 677MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2-512MB modules)
Hard Drive: 40GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Memory Card Reader: 7-in-1 media card reader
Optical Drive: Modular 24x/10x/24x CD-RW / 8x DVD combo
Screen: 14.0″ WXGA TFT (1280 x 768) with Rotating Hinge for Tablet Functionality
Video: ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1400 64MB Graphics featuring Avivo™ display technology
Digitizer Pens: Gateway Executive Stylus Pen w/ Continuous Sensing Technology
Battery: Primary 12-cell Lithium ion battery with AC pack and 1 yr. limited battery warranty
Modem and Network Adapter: Integrated V.92 56K modem, Integrated Intel® 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter, Integrated Intel® 802.11a/b/g wireless networking card Extended Service Plan Including Limited Warranty: 3 year parts, labor, Authorized Service Provider (ASP) service, 3 year limited technical support
Accidental Damage Protection: Three (3) years accidental damage protection

2. Can I use the Gateway M285E Tablet computer and software throughout my career at EHS?
Yes. While the rapid pace of computer technology guarantees that more advanced units will be available before you graduate, your unit will be powerful enough for your classroom work throughout your career at EHS. The available software will be usable in upper level as well as entry-level course work. Of course, just as upper level courses require different textbooks, you may need additional software as you move through the curriculum.

3. What if I already have another model or brand of Tablet computer?
You will be required to use the school district issued Tablet for school purposes. This is necessary to ensure that you have a computer that gives you network capability and the ability to run the software that you will need in your courses. The Estelline School District is also limited to provide maintenance service or assistance for only the Gateway M285E tablet. For these reasons, other Tablet computers will not be used on the Estelline School District network at school.

4. Can I have my Tablet computer this summer?
No. All tablets will be collected at the end of the school year for general maintenance, cleaning, and software installation purposes. Students will receive their tablets again at their orientation session in the fall to ensure that everyone receives complete information about the computer, including its warranty, insurance coverage, software usage and EHS’s policy regarding the ethical use of computers.

5. Where do I find a Gateway authorized service technician?
Estelline High School has technicians working in the Information Technology Services Center to be certified by the tablet manufacturer to do warranty repair work. If you have a question or a service need, take your tablet to the Help Desk located room 125.

6. What about insurance against theft or breakage through carelessness?
Your tablet computer is very portable and very valuable, making it an attractive target for thieves. Therefore, the Estelline School District Tablet has been purchased at no cost to you. You will be responsible for paying an additional charge of $250.00 for each theft or loss claim.
The best insurance is to take care of your tablet. Do not leave your tablet in the building, classroom, commons, or car unattended. Always know where your tablet is! Above all, take your computer home each night.

7. Does EHS provide maintenance on my Gateway M285E Tablet computer?
Yes. The Technical Services Help Desk staff will coordinate maintenance for students. Students enrolled at EHS will be covered by a maintenance agreement for items described in the Gateway warranty agreement and Accidental Protection Plan. Please consult the warranty agreement so that you understand what is and what is not covered.

8. What will I do without a computer in my classes if my tablet unit is being repaired or while I am replacing it if it is lost or stolen?
Estelline High School stocks a limited number of tablet computers that can be loaned out on a first come, first-served basis. You will be able to apply for a loaner unit at the Help Desk in room 125, the same area where you will go for service on your tablet computer. If you are in possession of a loaner, treat it as if it were your own computer. You will be responsible for any damage to the unit or for its loss.

9. If I purchase software in addition to the available software provided through EHS, will the Technical Help Desk staff load it for me?
Yes. Students who qualify for the Rewards Privileges will be allowed to have appropriate software installed by the Technical Help Desk staff. Students with Standard Privileges or Suspended Privileges are not allowed to install or download additional software to your school-issued tablet computer.

10. Do I need a printer?
You need not own one since printers are located near classrooms, in the library, and in the study hall. If you want to connect to a printer at home with the school tablet, you will need to visit the technology Help Desk and ask to have your printer software installed.

11. Will I need to buy a modem?
No. A modem is built into the Gateway M285E.

12. How do I connect to the Internet at home?
You may connect to the Internet using a cable Ethernet connection or wireless Ethernet connection. If you have service with ITC, you simply need to plug the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the Tablet computer. If you maintain a wireless home network, you must set the tablet to connect to your wireless connection.
Dial-up Internet connections will not work on the school tablet until the Estelline High School technicians format your tablet for a dial-up connection. Please take your tablet to the technology Help Desk if you want your tablet configured for your home dial-up Internet access.

13. Will there be facilities to back up the files I create on my Tablet?
Yes. When you save your documents to the Home Directory folder, your files are automatically saved to the school storage server. You are also encouraged to save your documents to a removable memory card that can be inserted into the 6-in-1 memory card reader on the tablet.

14. What if I want to add options to my Tablet later?
Only the Estelline School District is authorized to add options and upgrades to your tablet computer.

15. What if I want to run another operating system on my Tablet?
Only the operating system chosen by the Estelline School District will be authorized to run on a student-issued tablet computer.

16. Will I be given a new battery if mine goes bad?
The tablet battery will be replaced by the manufacturer for defects. You will be responsible for charging your battery and proper battery maintenance.

17. What has the school done to help prevent students from going to inappropriate sites?
We have a software product which is designed to help monitor all Internet sites that students attempt to access. This software blocks inappropriate sites and also logs a history of every site that each user opens. All students who attempt to find inappropriate sites will be directed to the Principal’s Office.

18. Are student tablets subject to school “snooping”; what if they bring their Tablet in for repairs and “objectionable data” is detected?
Inappropriate material on tablets should be reported to the classroom teacher, assistant principal, or Help Desk immediately upon identification. Students who have “objectionable data” on their tablet but have failed or chosen not to report it, will be referred to the Principal’s Office.

19. If the accessories to my tablet are lost or stolen, how much will it cost to replace them?
In the event that tablet accessories are stolen, you should report the lost items to the Help Desk or technology coordinator’s office. The cost to replace specific accessories is listed below: a) AC adapter & power cord: $29.00 b) Battery: $129.00 c) Tablet Sleeve: $25.00 d) Stylus $30

 

TABLET REWARD SYSTEM

All students will begin the school year with Standard Privileges and have the opportunity to earn the Rewards Privileges by meeting the criteria listed below. Student records will be reviewed quarterly to determine whether they have earned the opportunity to advance to the next level of privileges.

Description of Privileges Standard Privileges:

• Tablet computer
• Home use of tablet computer
• Microsoft Office Suite software
• K12 e-mail
• The ability to change desktop settings only to those things already loaded in Windows
• MyCampus account for student information
• Internet Explorer
• Home Directory to back-up school work
• DVD drive for playing movies and music
• Assistance for home internet & printer set-ups

Rewards Privileges:

•All Standard Privileges plus the following:
•Approved Software installation at the Help Desk
•Ability to personalize display settings & backgrounds in addition to those already loaded in Windows
•Increased storage space

Suspended Privileges:

• Tablet computer use at school
• Tablet may be checked out with teacher’s permission
• Microsoft Office Suite software
• Internet Explorer
• Home Directory to back-up school work

Criteria for Privileges Standard Privileges Criteria
All students will begin on this level at the beginning of the school year. To remain at this level, students will have…

• Less than 3 incidents of accidental damage
• No more than 1 incident of a Computer Tablet Violation
• No incidents of Computer Network Violations

Rewards Privileges Criteria
Students will earn rewards and be placed at this level if they have…

• A minimum quarterly GPA of 2.5
• Less than 3 incidents of accidental damage
• No incidents of Computer Tablet or Network Violations

Suspended Privileges Criteria
Students will be placed at this level if they have…

• Three or more incidents of accidental damage
• Two or more incidents of Computer Tablet Violations
• One or more incidents of Computer Network Violation

 

USE OF TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES POLICY

Purpose
The Estelline School District is pleased to offer students, faculty, and staff access to technology resources for schoolwork and enrichment activities. The purpose of the Estelline School District’s technology resources is to provide additional educational resources and communication tools for students and teachers. These resources will help teachers to facilitate education and research consistent with the objectives of the Estelline School District.

Definition – Technology Resources
The Estelline School District’s technology resources include but are not limited to the following resources: network, Internet, computer hardware, software, printers, servers, stored text, data files, electronic mail, optical media, digital images, and new technologies as they become available.

Regulations
The use of the Estelline School District’s technology resources is a privilege, not a right. The privilege of using the technology resources provided by the ESD is not transferable or extendible by students to people or groups outside the district and terminates when a student is no longer enrolled in the Estelline School District. This policy is provided to make all users aware of the responsibilities associated with efficient, ethical, and lawful use of technology resources. If a person violates any of the User Terms and Conditions named in this policy, privileges may be terminated, access to the school district technology resources may be denied, and the appropriate disciplinary action shall be applied.

User Terms and Conditions
The use of Estelline School District’s technology resources is subject to the following terms and conditions:

1. The use of technology resources must be for educational and/or research purposes consistent with the mission, goals, and objectives of the Estelline School District along with State & Federal regulations. In compliance with federal law, the school district shall make reasonable effort to restrict access to inappropriate materials and shall monitor the on-line activities of the end users in the school environment.

2. User accounts are considered the property of the school district. Network administrators may review school computers to maintain system integrity and to insure that users are using the system responsibly. While user files will not be examined without reasonable cause, users should not expect that anything stored on school computers or networks will be private.

3. Prohibited technology resources activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Computer Tablet Violations:

a. Sending, accessing, uploading, downloading, or distributing offensive, profane, threatening, pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit materials.
b. Downloading or transmitting multi-player game, music, or video files using the school network.
c. Vandalizing, damaging, or disabling property of the school or another individual or organization.
d. Accessing another individual’s materials, information, or files without permission.
e. Using the network or Internet for commercial, political campaign, or financial gain purposes.
f. Releasing files, home address, personal phone numbers, passwords, or other vital accessing information to others.
g. Promoting or soliciting for illegal activities.
h. Attempting to repair, remove or install hardware components reserved for an authorized service technician.
i. Violating copyright or other protected material laws.
j. Subscribing to mailing lists, mass e-mail messages, games, or other services that generate several messages that can slow the system and waste other users’ time and access.
k. Intentionally wasting school resources.

Consequences:
1st offense – Office intervention or 5 day computer tablet suspension
2nd offense – 10 day computer tablet suspension
3rd offense – Tablet suspended for remainder of quarter or not less than 10 days.

Computer Network Violations:
a. Attempting to log on to the Internet or network (servers, routers, switches, printers, firewall) as a system administrator.
b. Sending, accessing, uploading, downloading, or distributing pornographic or sexually explicit materials.
c. Installing, enabling, launching, or creating programs that interfere with the performance of the network, internet, or hardware technology resources.
d. Creating, uploading, or transmitting computer viruses.
e. Attempting to defeat computer or network security.

Consequences:
Suspension of tablet computer, referral to law enforcement authorities, and possible long term suspension or recommended expulsion from school.

4. Estelline School District does not guarantee that its technology resources will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor does it make any warranty as to the results to be obtained from use of the service or the accuracy or quality of the information obtained on or by the network. Access to the network is provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind. Neither the school district nor any of its agents or employees shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the network or Internet.

5. Users shall be responsible for any costs, fees, charges, or expenses incurred under the person’s account in connection with the use of the network or Internet except such costs, fees, charges, and expenses as the school district explicitly agrees to pay.

6. Any security or equipment problems arising from the use of technology resources must be reported to the Computer Help Desk or Principal’s Office.

7. Students will be held responsible for maintaining their individual school computers and keeping them in good working order.

a. Computer batteries must be charged and ready for school each day.
b. Only labels or stickers approved by the Estelline School District may be applied to the computer.
c. Computer bags furnished by the school district must be returned with only normal wear and no alterations to avoid paying a bag replacement fee.
d. Computers that malfunction or are damaged must first be reported to the Computer Help Desk located in the high school library or media center. The school district will be responsible for repairing computers that malfunction. Computers that have been damaged from normal use or accidentally will be repaired with no cost or minimal cost to the student. Students will be entirely responsible for the cost of repairs to computers that are damaged intentionally. Accidental Tablet damage: Students who have recorded 3 or more instances of accidental tablet damage may be asked to check their tablet in at the Help Desk after school. Tablets may be checked out again before classes begin the next day. Special permission to take a tablet home for class work may be permitted by the student’s teacher.
e. Computers that are stolen must be reported immediately to the Principal’s Office and the police department.
f. Individual school tablet computers and accessories must be returned to the EHS Help Desk at the end of each school year. Students who graduate early, withdraw, are suspended or expelled, or terminate enrollment at EHS for any other reason must return their individual school tablet computer on the date of termination.

If a student fails to return the computer at the end of the school year or upon termination of enrollment at EHS, that student will be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability. The student will also pay the replacement cost of the computer, or, if applicable, any insurance deductible. Failure to return the computer will result in a grand theft report being filed with the Estelline Police Department.

Furthermore, the student will be responsible for any damage to the computer, consistent with the District’s Tablet Computer Protection plan and must return the computer and accessories to the EHS Help Desk in satisfactory condition. The student may be charged a fee for any needed repairs not to exceed the replacement cost of the computer.