Students should be permitted to bring personal technology to school for use in class on teacher-directed assignments and activities. For the purpose of this policy, personal technology refers to eBook readers (Kindle, Nook, etc.), laptop (notebook) computers, netbooks, and iPads. Smartphones are not included as an appropriate tool for teaching and learning.
Students electing to use personally-owned technology in school agree to the following: • Parents/Guardians approve of the use of the technology and have consented to student bringing it to school. • While using personally-owned technology in the school, the students are still bound by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that applies to the school-owned technology that is used in school. • Electronic devices must be connected through the school’s wireless network. • Students may not bring their own “hot spots” to school. • Any device that receives e-mails or has cellular data access must be placed into airplane mode or WiFi disabled while at school. • Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary School and Parish are not responsible for loss, theft or damage to the personal technology. • Personal technology devices will only be used under the direction and guidance of a staff member. • iPads accessed during school hours must be material appropriate for the educational setting. • Mary Queen personnel are not responsible for troubleshooting difficulties with use of personally-owned technology. • Students will not allow others to use their personal technology, nor will they share passwords and/or user names that would grant others to access their technology. However, school administration or technology personnel will be granted access to the technology.
Consequences Misuse of personal technology will result in the devices being confiscated and sent to the principal’s office. Parents or guardians will have to pick up the items from the Principal.