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GPS Student Documents for Use of Digital Devices

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR STUDENTS

Below are the student-friendly, salient points adapted from the GPS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). The full text of this policy can be accessed here.

Acceptable Use Policy for Digital Devices, Grades K-1

Greenwich Public Schools

I will follow all of the Greenwich Public Schools Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Agreement for iPad and computer use.

This means I will:

  • Ask a teacher before using a computer or iPad;
  • Only use the computer or iPad for school work;
  • Stay on task;
  • Treat all equipment gently;
  • Hold my iPad with two hands;
  • Keep my passwords secret;
  • Give credit for pictures and words;
  • Put my iPad away when it's time to stop;
  • Print only when I have permission.

This also means I will not:

  • Search for, make, or share anything that could distract others;
  • Download or install anything without permission from a teacher;
  • Make changes to hardware and software;
  • Use another person’s computer or iPad without the teacher’s permission;
  • Use another person's user name and/or password;
  • Be a bully with a computer or iPad;
  • Attach the iPad to a computer without permission;
  • Try to get through the Internet filters.

I understand that if I do not follow these rules I may have my computer or iPad privileges taken away.

Acceptable Use Policy for Digital Devices, Grades 2-5

Greenwich Public Schools

I will follow all parts of Greenwich Public Schools Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Agreement for iPad and computer use.

This means I will:

  • Ask permission before using a device;
  • Only use the device for educational purposes;
  • Stay on task when using a device;
  • Use only approved apps and websites;
  • Treat all equipment gently;
  • Keep my passwords secret;
  • Give credit for images and words;
  • Print only when I have permission;
  • Use electronic communication in a safe manner and for school-related purposes.

This also means I will not:

  • Access the Internet or apps without teacher permission
  • Search for, produce, or upload content/images/videos that could disrupt the school day;
  • Download or install anything without permission from a teacher;
  • Make changes to hardware and software;
  • Use another person’s device without the teacher’s permission;
  • Use another person's user name and/or password;
  • Cyberbully, harass, or discriminate;
  • Post, send, or store online or on the school computer or network information that could endanger others;
  • Attach the iPad to a computer without permission (such equipment will be taken);
  • Try to get through the Internet filters.

I acknowledge and understand that if I violate any condition of this agreement, I may have my computer privileges suspended and/or revoked.


IPAD PLEDGE FOR STUDENTS

ALL students in are introduced to the iPad Pledge during the first weeks of school. Students in grades 2-5 sign a copy of this Pledge during class with the Media Specialist.

Greenwich Public Schools Student Pledge for iPad Use, K-1

  • I understand that this iPad is the property of Greenwich Public Schools. It is on loan to me.
  • I will take good care of my iPad.
  • I will never leave the iPad unattended.
  • I will never loan out my iPad to anyone else.
  • I will know where my iPad is at all times.
  • I will keep my iPad charged and ready for school work.
  • I will keep food and liquids away from my iPad since they may cause damage to the device.
  • I will not take any part of my iPad or attempt any repairs.
  • I will protect my iPad by always keeping it in its case.
  • I will use my iPad in ways that are appropriate and are educational.
  • I will not place decorations (such as stickers, markers, etc.) or scratch the iPad on purpose.
  • I understand that my iPad can be checked at any time without notice.
  • I will follow everything in the GPS iPad Procedure and the GPS Acceptable Use Policy.
  • I will tell my teacher about any theft or damage to my ipad.
  • I will return the iPad, cover, and power cords in good working condition.
  • I will follow the district norms when using the iPad:
    • Be here
    • Be safe
    • Be honest
    • Care for self and others
    • Let go and move on
I agree to do everything above.

Greenwich Public Schools Student Pledge for iPad Use, Grades 2-5

  • I understand that this iPad is the property of Greenwich Public Schools. It is on loan to me.
  • I will take good care of my iPad.
  • I will not leave the iPad unattended outside of my classroom or home.
  • I will know where my iPad is at all times.
  • I will never loan out my iPad to anyone else.
  • I will keep my iPad charged for school work.
  • I will keep food and liquids away from my iPad since they may cause damage to the device.
  • I will not disassemble any part of my iPad or attempt any repairs.
  • I will protect my iPad by always carrying it in the cover provided.
  • I will use my iPad in ways that are appropriate and are educational.
  • I will not place decorations (such as stickers, markers, etc.) on the iPad. I will not deface the serial number iPad sticker on any iPad.
  • I understand that my iPad can be inspected at any time without notice.
  • I will follow the policies outlined in the GPS iPad Procedure and the GPS Acceptable Use Policy while at school, as well as outside the school day.
  • I will report any theft, vandalism, and other damages.
  • I will return the iPad, cover and power cords in good working condition.
  • I will adhere to district norms when using the iPad:
    • Be here
    • Be safe
    • Be honest
    • Care for self and others
    • Let go and move on
I agree to the stipulations set forth in the above documents including the iPad Procedure, Acceptable Use Policy and the Student Pledge for iPad Use.