Acceptable Use & Classroom Policies

From the Tanque Verde Unified School District Electronic Information Services User Agreement:

Acceptable use. Each user must:
  • Use the EIS to support personal educational objectives consistent with the educational goals and objectives of the School District.
  • Agree not to submit, publish, display, or retrieve any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material.
  • Abide by all copyright and trademark laws and regulations.
  • Not reveal home addresses, personal phone numbers or personally identifiable data unless authorized to do so by designated school authorities.
  • Understand that electronic mail or direct electronic communication is not private and may be read and monitored by school employed persons.
  • Not use the network in any way that would disrupt the use of the network by others.
  • Not use the EIS for commercial purposes.
  • Follow the District’s code of conduct.
  • Not attempt to harm, modify, add/or destroy software or hardware nor interfere with system security.
  • Understand that inappropriate use may result in cancellation of permission to use the educational information services *EIS) and appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students.

Personal responsibility. I will report any misuse of the EIS to the administration or system administrator, as is appropriate.
I understand that many services and products are available for a fee and acknowledge my personal responsibility for an expenses incurred without District authorization.

Network etiquette. I am expected to abide by the generally acceptable rules of network etiquette. Therefore, I will:
  • Be polite and use appropriate language. I will not send or encourage others to send abusive messages.
  • Respect privacy. I will not reveal any home addresses or personal phone numbers or personally identifiable information.
  • Avoid disruptions. I will not use the network in any way that would disrupt use of the systems by others.
  • Observe the following considerations:
    • Be brief.
    • Strive to use correct spelling and make messages easy to understand.
    • Use short and descriptive titles for articles.
    • Post only to known groups or persons.

The School District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy of information. While the District will make an effort to ensure access to proper materials, the use has the ultimate responsibility for how the electronic information service (EIS) is used and bears the risk of reliance on the information obtained.

Classroom Computer Use Policies

  • Students may not use classroom computers without the express permission of Ms. Hunt or her representative.
    • Miss Ewing, as a cooperating teacher may grant permission to students to use computers.
    • Substitute teachers may or may not be designated by Ms. Hunt to grant permission to students to use computers. Appropriate instructions will be left with substitute teachers regarding students' classroom computer use.
  • Students may use classroom computers for class work and home work associated with language arts classes.
  • Students should never share account passwords with each other.
  • Students should never work in an account from which another student has not logged out.
  • Students should exercise good judgment in using the Internet for appropriate research and work on language arts class projects.
  • Any student who abuses the privilege of classroom computer use may have those privileges suspended temporarily or permanently. NOTE: Much of the curriculum relies on computer and Internet use; losing one's classroom computer privileges will severely impede one's level of success in language arts.
  • Students should report to Ms. Hunt immediately any suspected problems with any of the classroom computers.