Cellular Phones and Other Mobile Communications devices
Students in upper elementary may possess or use on school campus personal electronic signaling devices provided that such devices do not disrupt the educational program or school activity and are not used for illegal or unethical activities such as cheating on assignments or tests.
If a disruption occurs or a student uses any mobile communications device for improper activities, a school employee shall direct the student to tum off the device and/or shall confiscate it. If a school employee finds it necessary to confiscate a device, she or he shall give it to someone in the main office to keep until the end of the school day. A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possessing a mobile communications device at school and/or may be subject to discipline in accordance with Board policy.
Student Use of Technology
Soldier Hollow Charter School (SHCS)intends that technological resources provided, will be used in a safe, responsible, and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning.
Soldier Hollow Charter School will create an acceptable use agreement, including instruction on the safe use of email, social networking sites and other internet services including, but not limited to, the dangers of posting personal information online, misrepresentation by online predators, and how to report inappropriate or offensive content or threats.
With input from students and appropriate staff, SHCS shall regularly review this policy and other relevant procedures to help ensure that the school adapts to changing technologies and circumstances. SHCS has contracted with the Utah Educational Network to provide technology protection measures that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are harmful to minors, and the operation of such measures is enforced.
Use of Computers for Online Services/Internet Access
Student use of computers to access social networking sites is prohibited. To the extent possible, SHCS shall block access to such sites on computers with Internet access.
Before using the school’s technological resources, each student and his/her parent/guardian shall sign and return an Acceptable Use Agreement specifying user obligations and responsibilities. In that agreement, the student and his/her parent/guardian shall agree not to hold the SHCS or staff responsible for the failure of any technology protection measures, violations of copyright restrictions, or users’ mistakes or negligence. They shall also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the school and school personnel for any damages or costs incurred.
Staff shall supervise students while they are using online services and may ask teacher aides, student aides, and volunteers to assist in this supervision.