Student Chromebook Use in RSU 21
Acceptable Use Agreement
The Student Internet Use Policy is available here. The Internet is a worldwide group of hundreds of thousands of computer networks. Regional School Unit # 21 does not control the content of these Internet networks. If a student violates the Student Internet Use Policy, his/her privilege to use the District Internet and Chromebook may be revoked and is subject to disciplinary action. The use of the Chromebook will require the student to use the RSU 21 provided Google Apps for Education account.
Acceptable Use Policies can be found at http://www.rsu21.net/it-services-documents
Terms of Agreement
The use of this device is a privilege, not a right. The student is responsible for the proper care and appropriate use of this device at all times. The device cannot be loaned, sold, bartered, traded, leased, rented or given to any other person or persons without the express, written consent of the school. The permission granted to the student ceases on the last calendar day of this current school year (unless terminated or extended by school administration) and failure to return the said device on or before that date to the principal or his designee could result in criminal charges being sought against the student and/or the person who has the Chromebook. RSU 21 reserves the right to demand the immediate return of the device at any time.
Damage and Repair Agreement
Once a RSU 21 Chromebook, charger, and case are assigned to a student, the parents or guardians assume financial responsibility for them. Financial assistance is available when appropriate and is needed. In such cases, please contact the building principal.
If upon investigation, the damage to the device is deemed malicious or intentional then a charge up to the replacement cost of the device may be issued. If the Chromebook assigned is lost, then the guardian is responsible for the cost of the replacement. In the event the device is stolen the device will be replaced concurrent with the filing of a police report. Every effort will be made to supply a spare device to students while the assigned device is being repaired or replaced.
Acceptable Use of Chromebook Devices
The district Internet system has been established for educational purposes. The district has the right to place reasonable restrictions on the material you access or post through the system. All users expected to follow all rules set forth in the Student Acceptable Use Policy, the student disciplinary code, and the law in your use of the district Internet system.
Prohibited Material may not be accessed at any time, for any purpose. The district designated the following types of materials as prohibited: obscene materials, pornography, material that appeals to a prurient or unhealthy interest in, or depicts or describes in a patently offensive way, violence, nudity, sex, death, or bodily functions, material that has been designated as for "adults" only, and material that promotes or advocates illegal activities.
Restricted Material also includes materials that promote or advocate the use of alcohol and tobacco, hate and discrimination, satanic and cult group membership, school cheating, and weapons. Sites that contain personal advertisements or facilitate making online connections with other people are Restricted. Restricted Material may only be accessed by students in the context of specific learning activities that have been approved by a teacher.
Limited Access Material is material that is generally considered to be non-educational or entertainment in nature. Limited Access Material includes such material as electronic commerce, games, jokes, recreation, entertainment, sports, and investments. Limited Access Material may only be accessed in the context of specific learning activities that are directed by a teacher.
Individuals must not disclose your full name or any other personal contact information for any purpose. Personal contact information includes your name together with other information that would allow an individual to locate you, including, but not limited to your parent's name, your home address or location, your work address or location, or your phone number.
Any attempt to gain unauthorized access to or to disrupt the district Internet system or to any other computer system through the district Internet system or go beyond your authorized access is prohibited. This includes attempting to log in through another person's account or access another person's files, destroying data by spreading computer viruses, disrupting access to the Internet by any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data or hardware.
The district Internet system should not be used to engage in any other illegal act, such as arranging for a drug sale or the purchase of alcohol, engaging in criminal gang activity, threatening the safety of person(s), violating copyrights, etc. Downloading or copying software, music, movies, or any other copyrighted material is not permitted without the express approval of the owner.
The use of obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language is not permitted.
Harassment is not permitted. Harassment is persistently acting in a manner that distresses or annoys another person. Any person told by another person to stop sending them messages must stop. Do not knowingly or recklessly post false or defamatory information about a person or organization.
Students shall not access chat rooms, news groups, email, or messaging sites except in the context of specific learning activities that have been approved by a teacher.
RSU #21 retains control, custody and supervision of all devices, networks, and Internet services owned or leased by the District. The District reserves the right to monitor all devices and Internet activity by students. Students have no expectations of privacy in their use of school devices, including e-mail and stored files.
Care of Chromebook Devices
Students are responsible for device, charger, and case at all times.
This device should be treated with care. Before traveling with the device, it should be in the carrying case. The device should never be left unattended. When in the school, the device should either be with the student or stored in its designated storage location.
The device should be charged nightly to ensure adequate power for the following school day.
Do not eat or drink anywhere near where you are using your device. Do not put it on a stack of books or papers, even when not in use.
The device should be clean at all times. Do not write on it or put stickers on it, except as directed by the teacher.
Do not lend your device to anyone. Remember that each student is responsible for it at all times.