Saint Henry District High School
Responsible Use Policy (RUP) Form
The Responsible Use Policy sets the standards which ensure all users will benefit from the technology in place in our school. The policy encourages use of technology appropriate for a Catholic school environment, discourages harmful practices, and sets penalties for those who choose to violate the policy. Ultimately, parents and guardians of our students are responsible for setting and conveying standards that their children should follow when using technology, media, and informational sources.
This form is intended to be filled out by both Student and Parent. All incoming 2018-19 Saint Henry District High School students must review the rules and expectation of behavior for the upcoming new year.
Digital Citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate and responsible behavior with regard to technology. It includes digital etiquette, laws, rights and responsibilities, literacy, and communication.
I understand that SHDHS expects and requires the same high standard of responsible behavior online as we do inside our physical building; that Christian behavior is to be reflected online in language, pictures, and content, whether viewing or posting.
Students must adhere to the following conditions of being a good digital citizen:
- Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online names, images, and avatars that are school appropriate. I will carefully consider what personal information about my life, experiences, experimentation, or relationships I post.
- Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images, and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or a schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me. I will protect passwords, accounts, and resources.
- Respect Others. I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to antagonize, bully, harass, or stalk other people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites. I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist, or inappropriate. I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not enter other people's private spaces or areas. I will obtain permission from a faculty member before taking pictures, video, and/or audio media. I also understand that attempting to gain access to another’s account is prohibited. Especially egregious is attempting to gain access to a staff member’s account.
Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse and by not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications, such as advertisements, solicitations, surveys, etc. without prior administrative approval.
Respect Intellectual Property. I will request permission to use resources. I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media etc. I will acknowledge all primary sources. I will validate information. I will use and abide by fair use rules.
Protect Intellectual Property. I will request to use the software and media others produce. I will use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase, license, and register all software. I will purchase my music and media, and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses. I will act with integrity.
Protect the Network. I will protect the network by not downloading or uploading files which deliberately affect the bandwidth of the school’s internet resources. I will also be aware of any sites that ask for permission to install or download any materials that have not specifically been requested by me, and report them immediately to the IT department. I will not attempt to bypass any SHDHS.org domain security. This includes but is not limited to deliberate bypassing of the firewall or content filtering or removal/bypassing of the Chromebook management system.
Personal Social Networking. Given that the lines between school and private are blurred in the digital world, I understand that content published by me on any social media, web2.0, or other internet sites which adversely affects the learning atmosphere inside Saint Henry, will be subject to the same consequences as if it occurred within the SHDHS.org domain. I will not attempt to follow or contact a faculty member thru their private website or social networking site, while understanding that classroom or school based websites are completely acceptable and necessary for online curriculum. Also, in accordance with diocesan policy, I am required to use my SHDHS.org domain accounts ONLY to contact faculty. This includes, but is not limited to their SHDHS.org email and Schoology accounts.
- Personal Devices. Personal devices other than those issued and managed by SHDHS.org. I understand that I may bring in my personal phone / laptop / tablet /smartwatch but that all personal electronics are to be kept in my locker and turned off during the school day when classes are in session.
Future Technologies. With the exponential growth of technology in today’s world, it is expected that new technologies will find their way into the classroom almost daily. There is no way to predict what new technologies will be developed and implemented, nor how they will affect learning in the classroom. Therefore, for all future technologies and new uses for existing technologies, “acceptable use” will be at the sole discretion of SHDHS and its administrators.
Each student will be required to purchase a Chromebook from SHDHS.org in accordance with the purchasing requirements listed on our website. The Chromebook is to be treated as an educational tool. The students may download music or video for personal use with the condition that these are not accessed during school hours.
I agree to the list of chromebook use and guidelines when using SHDHS technology.
I understand that:
- Staying on task during class time is essential to my education, and it is considered "misuse" of the device when I am not. It is appropriate for faculty to limit the use of the device if such behavior is exhibited.
- Faculty and administration reserves the right to delete any material that is inappropriate for school or interferes with the instruction in classroom.
SHDHS.org asset tags found on the bottom of the Chromebook and on top are not to be tampered with, removed, or covered.
SHDHS.org management system is not to be wiped nor may I put my Chromebook in developer mode.
I am responsible for ensuring my Chromebook is in good working order when I come to school for the day. I will make sure it is charged and never leave it unsecured. I will promptly report any problems to the administration/media personnel.
SHDHS.org is not responsible for any data loss due to malfunction of the Chromebook.
Borrowing SHDHS.org Equipment
Student borrowing any SHDHS.org owned equipment assumes full responsibility of the equipment and will be held accountable for the cost of lost or damaged items while in his/her possession.
I agree to the equipment loaning guidelines when using SHDHS technology.
Equipment borrower assumes full responsibility for damage, loss or theft and will be charged for any damage or loss to the extent that further usage is impaired or impossible without replacement or repair. Costs are calculated by the replacement value of the equipment taking into consideration condition and age.
Student is forbidden to give equipment to others while it is signed out to him/her. Borrowed equipment should never be left unattended. In the event equipment is stolen, the student must file a Police Report, with a copy provided to the Equipment Manager.
While Media Center employees are responsible for inspection of equipment during check-out and check-in, it is also the expectation and responsibility of the individual borrowing the equipment to check for damage and/or missing pieces before leaving and to report missing and damaged equipment upon return.
Inspection should include the general condition of the equipment and presence of equipment and accessories as indicated.
For any equipment that is being borrowed because the student did not come prepared to school: equipment may be borrowed for up to three (3) different instances from Media Center. After the third time, the student will be charged a nominal fee of $5 per occurrence.
Students who do not insure their chromebook through SHDHS are responsible for all repairs if their device is damaged. Additionally, the student will be charged a nominal fee of $5 per day that a loaner device is borrowed from Media Center.
Equipment is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Special circumstances may be accommodated. Special permission from the instructor is required for students to borrow equipment during school breaks. Available equipment include: Chromebooks, Chromebook chargers, Surface Pros and accessories, video and photography cameras, green screen, wireless and non-wireless keyboards and mice, televisions (on and off stands), chromebits, headphones, monitors, computer towers, tools, speakers, switches, projectors, tripods, and any other equipment available to students in the media center.
Given a valid reason, SHDHS administration may at any time and without notice to or consent from users, obtain access to all information, conveyed or stored anywhere within the SHDHS.org domain as defined above, even if the information has been password protected or encrypted. This includes but is not limited to Internet history and [email protected] email.
I agree to the privacy guidelines when using SHDHS technology.
I understand that teachers, school administrators, and the technology department staff may use monitoring software that allows them to view the screens and activity on students’ Chromebooks or other school-owned devices during school hours or on personal devices accessing the SHDHS.org infrastructure.
SHDHS uses both Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and Microsoft online services. Student online accounts include but is not limited to email, drive, calendar, sites, youtube and Chromebook Management. SHDHS is required under its Google Apps agreement and its Microsoft Agreement to get parental consent before allowing students under age 18 to use these services.
Permission to Use Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Online Services*
I agree to the permissions set forth by SHDHS.org
By signing below, you acknowledge and agree to give permission for your student to use both GAFE and Microsoft online services as deemed necessary by SHDHS administration, understanding that SHDHS will make every effort to ensure your student’s safety and privacy.