St. James School E-Learning Loan Agreement, Device Care Guidelines

St. James School E-Learning Loan Agreement, Device Care Guidelines


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Kathleen Kennedy | Fri Mar 13, 2020
St. James School E-Learning Loan Agreement, Device Care Guidelines




St. James School
E-Learning Device Loan Agreement,
School Loaned Device Care Guidelines,
& Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

This agreement provides authorization for a technology loan for home use during an Alternative/E-Learning time period can loan a device from school. Parents/Guardians and students must sign and return this SJS E-Learning Device Loan Agreement which includes the St. James School Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) before a device can be taken home. The information presented here protects the device investment for St. James School and the integrity of our technology program.

Alternative/E-Learning involves online or teacher-prepared lessons that students do when away from the physical school building. By using digital devices St. James School recognizes that education can continue even when students and teachers are not in the same location. Along with emphasizing the values intrinsic to faith based learning, the Alternative/E-Learning day encourages student growth in the areas of self-sufficiency, adaptability and perseverance and encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and enforces good habits geared toward high school and college digital learning expectations.

Alternative/E-Learning Day Goals:
• To minimize the disruption to academic progress caused with emergency school closures by making those out-of-school days as educationally productive and engaging as possible.
• To allow students an opportunity to practice the kind of online learning that is increasingly part of both college study and workplace training.
• To maximize the use of technology as a tool for independent study.

Students who do not have the necessary technology at home to continue their lessons will be temporarily assigned a device to use at home throughout the duration of the Alternative/E-Learning time period. The device will be loaned to the student with a charging block and cable and device case. Students are expected to return the device and its accessories at the conclusion of the Alternative/E-Learning period in the condition in which they were assigned. Failure to return the iPad or the accessories or return of the iPad or the accessories in a damaged condition will result in replacement fines.

The school’s expectations for loaning a device are that the Parent/Guardian must:
• retain control of the device at all times
• not be shared, loaned, or used by any other persons not affiliated with St. James School
• supervise student use of the device and abide by all technology policies and AUP (see below) as if it were the school environment
• report any device damage to the school immediately
• use the device strictly for the school’s intended educational use
• assist student with proper device use and care

Parents loaning a school device are responsible for:
• any damage to the device whether the student is responsible for the damage or not
• any data, media, or communication received and/or stored on the iPad and any communication emanating from the device whether they are responsible for the data, media, or communication or not

Students assigned a device are forbidden to: download any apps, video, music, or other electronic media not specifically assigned by the teacher; use social media of any type on the iPad, on or off campus; use any email other than their assigned St. James School email; take photographs or video except when specifically assigned by the teacher on or off campus.
The school manages the iPad with Apple School Manager and mobile device management. Students must not attempt to disable or circumvent the management programs/settings. Parents/Guardians should have no expectation of privacy for anything on or communicated by the loaned device.
When students are off-campus, the management system does not filter content accessed on public internet. It will be up to parents/guardians to supervise their child(ren) and establish proper procedures for using Internet resources when not on the St. James Campus.

General Care of School Loaned Device

Students may not personalize their device. The device and its case must remain free of any writing, drawing, or stickers.
Devices should never be left in a car or any unsupervised area.
Devices should not be left in extreme hot or cold temperatures for extended periods of time.
No food or drinks are allowed next to your device while it is in use.
Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the device and removed carefully.
Hold your device with extreme caution to avoid dropping.

Carrying & Transport Recommendations
The keyboard case should always be closed when the device is being moved.
Transport device with care in its provided case and protective sleeve.
Never transport your device with the power cord plugged in.
Never store your device in a backpack while charging/plugged in.
Use caution to not allow other items in your backpack to cause damage to your device. (Especially liquids or heavy items)

Screen Care
The device screens can be easily damaged. Do not attempt to remove the protective screen guard.
Do not lean or put pressure on the top of the device when it is closed.
Do not store the device with the screen in the open position.
Do not place anything near the device that could put pressure on the screen.
Do not poke the screen with anything that will mark or scratch the screen surface.
Do not close the case with anything in between the screen and keyboard.
Do not draw on the screen with any type of writing implement. (Use only approved stylus.)
Clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth. DO NOT use Windex or
other window cleaner or wet wipes.

Keyboard Care
Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, earbuds, etc.)
Do not poke at keyboard with any sort of writing utensil or stylus. Only fingers should strike the keyboard.
Do not scratch or dig at the keyboard – it WILL cause damage.
If your keyboard needs cleaning a moist cloth can be used. Avoid using excessively wet wipes.

Students in need of technical assistance should speak first with their homeroom teacher. The teacher will troubleshoot and/or send the student and/or the device to the Educational Technology Coordinator for further assistance.

St. James School
Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

St. James School offers students and staff access to technology and online resources. St. James takes a proactive approach to inform and educate all student users about the importance of using any form of technology responsibly, safely, and respectfully. Behavioral expectations of all users, as it relates to the appropriate use of technology, are no different from expectations in other aspects of our learning environment. All users are expected to use the computers and computer networks in a responsible and ethical manner. This document is intended to clarify these expectations as they apply to computer and network usage in schools.

The goal in providing access to technological resources is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication with the support and supervision of parents/guardians, teachers, and support staff. The use of these technology resources is a privilege, not a right. Students, parents/guardians, and the school staff share the responsibility for appropriate use of technology and online resources.

Students will not be permitted to bring in the classroom or use any kind of personally owned technology during the regular school day. All necessary educational technology is provided for our students. Students who bring cellphones, smart watches, or other such technology to school are required to leave their device(s) in their locked locker during the school day in the “off” position. Students using technology on campus at any time including school sponsored activities and events outside of regular school hours, whether the device is personally owned or school provided, are expected to follow acceptable use guidelines. Users of technology in school should not expect that files stored on school devices will be private. Administrators and faculty have the right to review files and messages to maintain system integrity and insure student responsibility and wellness.

Parents/Guardians are primarily responsible for the student’s appropriate and ethical use of technology outside of school. When students are off campus it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to establish proper procedures. However, the inappropriate use of technology outside of school may subject the student to disciplinary action.

St. James School is primarily responsible for:
• applying school network filters and blocking of visual depictions or material deemed obscene or to child pornography or to any material deemed harmful to minors as determined by the school administration;
• providing adult supervision when students are using technological resources;
• teaching proper techniques and standards for digital citizenship including safety, responsibility, respect;
• guiding student access to appropriate areas of the Internet;
• informing students that misuse of the Internet in school could result in loss of access privileges and/or further disciplinary action;
• monitoring privacy, software policy, copyright laws, e-mail etiquette, approved/intended use of the school’s Internet resource;
• and disabling, subject to administrative supervision, protection measures in the case of bona fide adult research or other lawful purposes.

St. James School is not responsible for:
• unauthorized costs or charges that are incurred by students over the Internet;
• any damages the student may incur, including loss of data;
• and the accuracy or quality of any information obtained through any school Internet connection.

Inappropriate and/or prohibited use of technology may include, but is not limited to:
• violating student rights to privacy/confidentiality, or unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information;
• attempting any unauthorized access, including hacking of any computer system;
• downloading unacceptable materials;
• re-posting personal communication without the author’s prior consent;
• violating copyright law;
• using school technology resources for financial gain, credit card fraud, electronic forgery, other illegal activity and political purposes;
• downloading, installing or storing software on a school computer without the approval of appropriate school personnel;
• changing or attempting to alter any configuration, program or password on any computer or system;
• using a school computer without knowledge/approval of school personnel responsible for the computer;
• using inappropriate or obscene language, pictures, and gestures in any form on the Internet;
• using the school name or names of staff or students in offensive or harassing form on the Internet;
• using the Internet for entertainment or limited self-discovery function;
• using the Internet for unauthorized purchases
• Violating any Archdiocesan policy, local, state, or federal statute