TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This guideline is established to ensure understanding and
application of Our Lady of Grace School’s Technology Acceptable Use Policy. Our
Lady of Grace School reserves the right to amend these guidelines at any time.
It is understood the administration of Our Lady of Grace School will inform
teachers and staff of any changes to the Guidelines via a Daily Memo. Faculty and Staff are required to review
these guidelines and complete and return the attached Acceptable Use Contact.
This guideline includes, but is not limited to, the
Lady of Grace School Computer Network
and news from a wide variety of sources and research institutions
domain and shareware software of all types
to any educational instructions and libraries
of Grace School will make every effort to provide a safe environment for
learning with technology including Internet safeguards. The students, faculty,
administrators, staff, and school community are granted the privilege of using
the computer hardware and software, peripherals, and electronic communication
tools including the Internet. With this privilege comes the responsibility to
use the equipment correctly, respect the name and intellectual property of
others, and follow the policies outlined below.
user is responsible for the protection of his/her password and is not to share
this with others. If the password is
shared, the user will incur any consequences of this action.
Purpose/ Appropriate Use: All technology use and Internet access at schools
for all faculty, staff and students is provided solely for educational
purposes. Educational sites and teacher created assignments are to be used to
enhance student learning. Students must not access entertainment sites, for example
social networking sites or gaming sites, except for educational purposes under
teacher supervision. Expressed permission to use the Internet and hardware/software
in any area of the school must always be obtained.
Property: All sources obtained for teacher and student work should be
properly cited. Users are to respect the rights of and the intellectual
property of others in accordance with Federal Copyright Law. Transferring
copyrighted material to or from a school without expressed permission of the owner
is a violation of Federal Law.
The following actions, which are not inclusive, are
considered unacceptable actions by the administration of Our Lady of Grace
Users must not use equipment to harass, threaten,
deceive, intimidate, offend, embarrass, or annoy any individual.
Users must not use a photograph, image or likeness of
any student, or employee without express permission of that individual and of
the principal. Users must not use school equipment to create any site, post any
photo, image or video of another except with express permission of that
individual and the principal. Maintaining or posting material to a Web site or
blog that threatens a likelihood of substantial disruption in school, including
harming or interfering with the rights of other students to participate fully
in school or extracurricular activities is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy
and subject to the disciplinary measure found herein.
Users must not attempt to circumvent system security,
guess passwords, or in any way gain access to secured resources, another
person’s files or another person’s password.
Users must not install, move, delete, download, upload,
reconfigure, or modify any software or files on school equipment without
Users must not move, repair, reconfigure, modify, or
attach external devices to the systems without permission.
unlawful information on the Internet
the Internet for non-school related activities
messages that are likely to result in loss of the recipient’s work or systems
the Internet for commercial purposes
the Internet for political lobbying that does not support the expressed
philosophy and tenets of the Catholic Church
11) Sending or
receiving copyrighted material without permission
13) Using the
Internet access to send or retrieve pornographic material, inappropriate file
text, files dangerous to the integrity of the system, violent or threatening
material or messages
security measures on school or remote computers or networks
Users must report immediately any damage or change to the school’s
hardware/software that is noticed by the user.
Rights: The administration at any time may add additional rules and
restrictions. The school has the right to monitor both student and employee use
of school computers. Users understand that the network is the property of the
parish/school, therefore, the user is not afforded any
rights of privacy.
Consequences: Violation of the above
rules will be dealt with by the administration of the school. Violation of
these rules may result in any or all of the following:
Loss of use of the school network, computers and software, including Internet
access. The student will be expected to complete work on a non-networked,
stand-alone computer system.
Issuance of infractions/detentions, if applicable.
Financial retribution if applicable.