Dear Fraser Families:
It is an exciting time for Fraser Public Schools. This year, your child will receive an iPad to support the instructional work done in our classrooms. Each student (Grades K-2) will be given a iPad and protective case to use throughout the day.
Fraser Public Schools has worked hard to research the best device for instructional uses and impact on learning.
In order for your student to use the device in school, please carefully read the:
1. Procedures and Rules for the Acceptable Use of the iPad.
2. Board Policy on Technology and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety.
3. The Under 18 iPad agreement.
4. Parent/Guardian iPad Agreement and Release.
As you read through the above documents with your child, please digitally sign and submit the:
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your building principal.
Fraser Public Schools
Procedures and Rules for the Acceptable Use of the iPad
1. The use of the iPad is a privilege and with that privilege all users have no expectation of privacy in e-mail, data on the iPad or server, network communications, Internet use, video recording, and all other technologies available on or through the iPad. The School District is the owner of the iPad and therefore all users understand that their use of the iPad can and may be strictly monitored electronically or otherwise by School District personnel at any time.
2. Users shall not install any software on the iPad or download any applications without the express prior permission of the School District’s [Director of Technology].
3. The student is not permitted to install software on the assigned iPad from other iTunes accounts nor connect iPad to a computer with a different iTunes account configured on it.
4. Use of the iPad for fraudulent or illegal copying, communication, taking or modification of material in violation of law is prohibited and will be referred to federal authorities. The illegal use of copyrighted software is prohibited. The School District upholds the copyright laws of the United States as they apply to computer programs or licenses owned or licensed by the School District. Such action is also governed by the School District policy.
5. Users shall not knowingly or intentionally introduce a virus, worm, Trojan horse, rootkit, or engage in any other malicious action affecting the iPad.
6. Users shall not attempt to obtain any other user’s password(s) and shall not read, copy or alter other user’s data without their permission. Users shall not intentionally seek information, obtain copies of, or modify files, other data or passwords belonging to other users, or misrepresent other users on the iPad.
7. Users shall not knowingly or intentionally allow other users to use their identity/password(s) to access School District technology resources and computer systems, or iTunes accounts. All users shall maintain the security and confidentiality of their identity/password(s). Users shall not use an iPad or iTunes account that has been logged in under another user’s name. Users shall immediately notify the School District if a security problem is suspected or identified.
8. Users shall not use the iPad for purposes other than for School District-related business. The iPad shall not be used for illegal activity, for-profit purposes, lobbying, campaigning, advertising, fundraising, transmitting offensive materials, hate mail, mass e-mailing, discriminating remarks, or obtaining or sending obscene or pornographic material.
9. Users shall not use the iPad to harass or intimidate.
10. Users shall not download or install any programs, files, technology, games or other electronic media without the written permission of the School District’s [Director of Technology].
11. Users shall report any problems or malfunctions with the iPad to the main office within one school day of detection of the problem.
12. The School District may, at any time, make determinations that particular uses of the Internet and Technology Resources are not consistent with the goals or mission of the School District and prohibit such uses.
13. Users shall not play video games, visit chat rooms or otherwise use the iPad for non-academic purposes.
14. The School District in its sole discretion reserves the right to terminate the availability of the iPad at any time.
15. The School District reserves the right to:
a. Make determinations as to whether specific uses of the iPad and iTunes are consistent with its goals, educational mission, policies and/or procedures;
b. Monitor and keep records of iPad, Internet, and iTunes use;
c. Terminate user’s privileges to access and use the iPad and other School District technology resources to prevent unauthorized activity.
16. Failure to follow the policy, procedures, rules and regulations of the School District may result in termination of the user’s privilege to access the iPad and other School District technology resources. In addition, the user may be subject to other disciplinary or legal action.
17. Parents or legal guardians of users under the age of eighteen have the right to revoke their student’s iTunes account or use of the iPad.
18. Each user shall be responsible for any and all damages to the iPad resulting from their deliberate or willful acts.
19. All School District policies and procedures, including the Student Handbook, apply to the use of the iPad and iTunes account.
20. Administration has the discretion to prohibit, allow, and otherwise regulate the use of the iPad during the school day.
21. Each teacher has the discretion to allow and regulate the use by students of their iPad in the classroom and on specific projects.
22. In the classroom, students may use their iPad only for the purpose of accessing materials that are relevant to the classroom curriculum.
23. The school's network filters will be applied to the iPad’s connection to the Internet and other Technology Resources.
24. Users are expected to charge their iPad prior to school and run their iPad on battery power while at school.
25. Users shall maintain their iPad in silent mode at all times when on school property, unless otherwise permitted by school staff.
26. Users shall not record, transmit or post images or video of a person or persons on campus during school activities and/or hours, unless provided with written authorization by a teacher or administrator in compliance with School District policies and procedures.
27. Use of the iPad is prohibited in the following areas/situations:
a. Locker rooms
c. Any private areas used for the purpose of changing clothes
d. Any other areas as designated by administration
28. Students shall not use their iPad to cheat on assignments or tests.
29. Users shall not print from their iPad to School District printers without the prior authorization of school staff.
The School District will make every effort to provide appropriate technology resources, however, the School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the iPad and iTunes account it is providing. The School District shall not be responsible for any damages incurred by a user of the iPad or iTunes account, including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions. In no event shall the School District be liable for any damages (whether direct, indirect, special or consequential) arising out of the use of the iPad or iTunes account, accuracy or correctness of information contained therein, or related directly or indirectly to any failure or delay of access to the Internet or other network application.
7540.03 - STUDENT EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE AND SAFETY
Technology has fundamentally altered the ways in which information is accessed, communicated, and transferred in society. As a result, educators are continually adapting their means and methods of instruction, and the way they approach student learning, to incorporate the vast, diverse, and unique resources available through the Internet. The Board provides Education Technology so that students can acquire the skills and knowledge to learn effectively and live productively in a digital world. The Board of Education provides students with access to the Internet for limited educational purposes only and utilizes online educational services to enhance the instruction delivered to its students. The District’s Internet system does not serve as a public access service or a public forum, and the Board imposes reasonable restrictions on its use consistent with its limited educational purpose.
This policy and its related administrative guidelines and the Student Code of Conduct govern students’ use of the District’s computers, laptops, tablets, personal communication devices (as defined by Policy 5136), network, and Internet connection and online educational services ("Education Technology" or "Ed-Tech"). The due process rights of all users will be respected in the event there is a suspicion of inappropriate use of the Education Technology. Users have no right or expectation to privacy when using the Ed-Tech (including, but not limited to, privacy in the content of their personal files, e-mails, and records of their online activity while on the network and Internet).
This policy and its related administrative guidelines and the Student Code of Conduct also govern students’ use of the their personal communication devices (that is, according to Policy 5136, computers, laptops, tablets, e-readers, cellular/mobile telephones, smartphones, and any other web-enabled device), when connected to the District’s network, the District’s Internet connection, and online educational services ("Education Technology" or "Ed-Tech"). The due process rights of all users will be respected in the event there is a suspicion of inappropriate use of the Education Technology. Users have no right or expectation to privacy when using the Ed-Tech (including, but not limited to, privacy in the content of their personal files, e-mails, and records of their online activity while on the network and Internet).
First, and foremost, the Board may not be able to technologically limit access, to services through its Educational Technology to only those services and resources that have been authorized for the purpose of instruction, study and research related to the curriculum. Unlike in the past when educators and community members had the opportunity to review and screen materials to assess their appropriateness for supporting and enriching the curriculum according to adopted guidelines and reasonable selection criteria (taking into account the varied instructional needs, learning styles, abilities, and developmental levels of the students who would be exposed to them), access to the Internet, because it serves as a gateway to any publicly available file server in the world, opens classrooms and students to electronic information resources that may not have been screened by educators for use by students of various ages.
Pursuant to Federal law, the Board has implemented technology protection measures which protect against (e.g., filter or block) access to visual displays/depictions/materials that are obscene, constitute child pornography, and/or are harmful to minors, as defined by the Children’s Internet Protection Act. At the discretion of the Board or the Superintendent, the technology protection measures may be configured to protect against access to other material considered inappropriate for students to access. The Board also utilizes software and/or hardware to monitor online activity of students to restrict access to child pornography and other material that is obscene, objectionable, inappropriate and/or harmful to minors. The Superintendent or designee may temporarily or permanently unblock access to websites or online education services containing appropriate material, if access to such sites has been inappropriately blocked by the technology protection measures. The determination of whether material is appropriate or inappropriate shall be based on the content of the material and the intended use of the material, not on the protection actions of the technology protection measures.
Parents/guardians are advised that a determined user may be able to gain access to services on the Internet that the Board has not authorized for educational purposes. In fact, it is impossible to guarantee students will not gain access through the Internet to information and communications that they and/or their parents/guardians may find inappropriate, offensive, objectionable or controversial. Parents/Guardians assume risks by consenting to allow their child to participate in the use of the Internet. Parents/Guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using Education Technology. The Board supports and respects each family's right to decide whether to apply for independent student access to the Education Technology.
The technology protection measures may not be disabled at any time that students may be using the Education Technology, if such disabling will cease to protect against access to materials that are prohibited under the Children's Internet Protection Act. Any student who attempts to disable the technology protection measures will be subject to discipline.
Pursuant to Federal law, students shall receive education about the following:
A.safety and security while using e-mail, chat rooms, social media, and other forms of direct electronic communications B. the dangers inherent with the online disclosure of personally identifiable information C. the consequences of unauthorized access (e.g., "hacking") cyberbullying and other unlawful or inappropriate activities by students online, and D. unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minorsStaff members shall provide instruction for their students regarding the appropriate use of technology and online safety and security as specified above. Furthermore, staff members may monitor the online activities of students while at school.
Monitoring may include, but is not necessarily limited to, visual observations of online activities during class sessions; or use of specific monitoring tools to review browser history and network, server, and computer logs.
Building principals are responsible for providing training so that Internet users under their supervision are knowledgeable about this policy and its accompanying guidelines. The Board expects that staff members will provide guidance and instruction to students in the appropriate use of the Education Technology. Such training shall include, but not be limited to, education concerning appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response. All Internet users (and their parents if they are minors) are required to consent to, either in written or by electronic means, an agreement to abide by the terms and conditions of this policy and its accompanying guidelines.
Students will be assigned a school email account that they are required to utilize for all school-related electronic communications, including those to staff members and individuals and/or organizations outside the District with whom they are communicating for school-related projects and assignments. Further, as directed and authorized by their teachers, they shall use their school-assigned email account when signing-up/registering for access to various online educational services, including mobile applications/apps that will be utilized by the student for educational purposes.
Students and staff members are responsible for good behavior on the Board's computers/network and the Internet just as they are in classrooms, school hallways, and other school premises and school sponsored events. Communications on the Internet are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communication apply. The Board does not sanction any use of the Education Technology that is not authorized by or conducted strictly in compliance with this policy and its accompanying guidelines.
Students shall not access social media for personal use from the District’s network, but shall be permitted to access social media for educational use in accordance with their teacher’s approved plan for such use.
Users who disregard this policy and its accompanying guidelines may have their use privileges suspended or revoked, and disciplinary action taken against them. Users of the Board’s Education Technology are personally liable, both civilly and criminally, for uses of the Education Technology not authorized by this Board policy and its accompanying guidelines.
The Board designates the Superintendent and Technology Director/CTO as the administrators responsible for initiating, implementing, and enforcing this policy and its accompanying guidelines as they apply to the use of the District’s Education Technology and the Internet for instructional purposes.
Student iPad Agreement
All Student users of the iPad on school property are required to sign this Student iPad Agreement (the “Agreement”) in order to receive authorization to use the iPad. Fraser Public Schools (the “School District”) does not authorize any use of the iPad which are not conducted in strict compliance with this Agreement and the School District’s Procedures and Rules for the Acceptable Use of the iPad. Your signature below indicates that you have read the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the School District’s Procedures and Rules for the Acceptable Use of the iPad carefully and understand their significance.
1. I have reviewed and will abide by the Procedures and Rules for the Acceptable Use of the iPad at all times.
2. I will take good care of my assigned iPad and accessories.
3. I will keep my iPad secure at all times.
4. I will not loan my iPad to anyone.
5. I will not disassemble, repair, damage, hack or subvert the security of the iPad.
6. I will not have my iPad out in bathrooms or locker rooms.
7. I agree to abide by all policies governing the use of my iPad, both in school and outside of school.
8. I understand that my iPad is subject to inspection by staff at any time and that it remains the property of Fraser Public Schools.
9. I understand that I am responsible for any non-accidental (malicious) damage to or loss of the iPad.
10. I will return the iPad and case in good working order as directed.
11. I consent to, and understand that, the School District may collect and examine the iPad when a student is suspected of violating the School District’s policies, rules and procedures.
12. I understand and agree that the School District assumes no responsibility for my use the iPad and I assume the risks associated with use of the iPad, including, but not limited to, intentionally or unintentionally gaining access to information and communications that I find inappropriate, offensive, controversial, or otherwise objectionable.
13. I understand that violating the School District’s Procedures and Rules for the Acceptable Use of the iPad may result in having my use privileges of the School District’s iPad suspended or revoked, and that I may be further subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with the School District Student Code of Conduct, or other legal action.
Parent iPad Agreement and Release
Parents PLEASE READ AND SIGN BELOW.
Parent/Guardian iPad Agreement and Release
1. I/We have read and understand the terms of the Procedures and Rules for the Acceptable Use of the iPad and the Student iPad Agreement and have discussed them with my/our child.
2. I/We have read and understand the terms of the Parent iPad Agreement and Release.
3. I/We give permission to the School District to open an iTunes / Mac App Store user account for my/our child.
4. I/We consent to and understand that School District staff may monitor my/our child’s electronic communications, including e-mail and files that he/she downloads, as well as consent to allow my/our child to use the iPad and iTunes account and I/we assume the risks associated with my/our child’s use of the iPad and iTunes / Mac App Store account.
5. I/We have discussed the Fraser Public Schools iPad Agreement with my child and will support the School District in guiding my child in using the iPad outside of school as an educational tool.
6. I/We understand that I am responsible for monitoring and guiding my child’s activity outside of the school day to ensure appropriate access to the Internet and use of the iPad.
7. I/We understand that I, and or my student are financially responsible for damage to or the loss of the iPad, as well as for any costs incurred due to my student’s use of the iPad or iTunes / Mac App Store account.
iPad Fees for accidental damage:
iPad fee for theft: (police report required within 7 days):
Parent pays full replacement cost of device ($387) plus cost of missing accessories
iPad Fee for Malicious Damage:
Parent pays full replacement cost of device ($387) plus cost of damaged accessories
Miscellaneous Part Damage (charger, case, etc.):
Please see associated fees on Fraser Public Schools Website
8. I/We hereby agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless, in both my/our personal capacity, and as guardian of my/our child, the School District as well as its board members, school teachers, employees administrators, and adult volunteers, from any claims arising out of my/our child’s violation of, or conduct inconsistent with, the School District’s Acceptable Use Procedures and Rules and the Student iPad Agreement, including, but not limited to, claims arising from materials my/our child may download or relationships he/she may establish with people online, whether such claims arise from Internet use through school accounts or personal accounts.