All technical support will be addressed and handled through the District Technology Department.
Chromebook Technology Policies
The rules/regulations associated with the Chromebook 1:1 are provided so both students and parents are aware of the responsibilities present when in possession of and using a district-owned device. Violations of these rules and regulations will result in appropriate disciplinary action.
Technology use must
Students are prohibited from
- The device is district property and all users must follow all district and school policies and procedures.
- Students should use the device assigned to them and not lend their device to others.
- Students are responsible for the general care of the device issued by the school.
- Students are responsible for arriving at school with a fully charged device.
- Damaged devices or devices failing to operate properly must be turned into the technology department for evaluation and/or repair.
- Cords and cables must be inserted carefully into the device to prevent damage.
- Devices must never be left unattended, in an unlocked locker, unlocked car, unsupervised area or in extreme temperatures.
- Only labels, decals, stickers approved by Morenci Unified School District may be applied to the device.
- The power cord/charger should remain at home.
- Charge the device fully each night.
- Use the device in a common room of the home.
- Store the Chromebook on a desk or table - never on the floor!
- Protect the device from: extreme heat or cold, food and drinks, small children, and pets.
- Do not leave the Chromebook inside a vehicle.
- In case of theft, an official police report will be required.
- Chromebooks should never be lifted by the screen or carried with the screen open.
- Chromebooks should be transported in their school provided case at all times.
- Chromebooks should be kept out of backpacks and be carried by the handle/strap of the school provided case.
- Please keep in mind cases do not guarantee to prevent damage and the responsibility to care for and protect the Chromebook is with the student.
- The primary purpose of the student electronic mail system is for students to communicate with school staff and fellow students to collaborate on school activities.
- Students are responsible for good behavior while using school e-mail (at school and at home), just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway.
- Students are responsible for messages sent from their accounts.
- Students should not share their passwords.
- Students should not give out personal information over email, including telephone numbers, home addresses or passwords.
- Students will not use email to bully, harass, or threaten other students or individuals.
- Students will report any unusual activities such as "spam" communications, obscene email, attempts by adults to lure them into dangerous behaviors to a teacher or guidance counselor.
- Students will not use email to send chain letters, viruses, hoaxes or forward social or non-school related email to other students or staff.
- School email should only be used to sign up for school related accounts and other collaborative Internet tools.
- Student email is provided by the district and is district property. Morenci School District reserves the right to archive, monitor and/or review all use of its email system, and users should not have any expectation of privacy in any electronic message created, sent or received on the District’s email system.
- Chatting should be used for educational purposes to collaborate with teachers and fellow students on a school based project.
- Similar to supervision at school, we recommend parent/guardian supervision of device use at home.
Devices are equipped with a webcam which offers students an extraordinary opportunity to develop 21st Century communication skills.
- Web cams are to be used for educational purposes only, under the direction of a teacher or parent/guardian.
- Recording videos or taking pictures to include in a school project.
- Recording a student giving a speech and playing it back for rehearsal and improvement.
- Listening to music on your device is only allowed with permission from a teacher or parent/guardian.
- Music must be appropriate for school and adhere to handbook policies.
- Watching movies/YouTube videos on the device is only allowed with permission from a teacher or parent/guardian for educational purposes only.
- They must be appropriate for school and adhere to handbook policies.
- Online gaming is not allowed on the device unless you have been given permission by a teacher or parent/guardian.
- Any games must be in support of the district's educational program.
- Any images set as a device or browser background must be school appropriate.
- Inappropriate media may not be used as a device background; presence of guns, weapons, pornographic materials, inappropriate language, alcohol, drugs, or gang-related symbols will result in disciplinary action and/or loss of device privileges.
Students are expected to follow all copyright laws. The distinction between what is fair use and what is infringement in a particular case will not always be clear or easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission.
Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission. Copyright protects the particular way authors have expressed themselves. The safest course is to get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material.
Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. To "Plagiarize" means that you are stealing and passing off the ideas or words of another as one's own. You should never use another person's’ work without crediting the source. In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.
Most tech-related behavior violations are equivalent to “traditional” classroom violations.
- Leaving your device at home is equivalent to leaving your textbook or school supplies at home.
- Cutting and pasting without citing sources or putting it into your own words is equivalent to plagiarism.
- Cyber-bullying is equivalent to bullying or harassment.
- Damaging or defacing the device or accessories is equivalent to vandalism or property damage.
The discipline policies at each school encompass the 1:1 environment. Please reference the materials specific to each school or contact the school directly for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Outlined as part of the Student Chromebook Agreement, students are expected to bring in their devices each day for instruction. Loaner laptops will not be available or provided for students who leave their Chromebook at home.
All technical support will be addressed and handled through the district technology department. Please do not try to repair or fix a Chromebook on your own. The device must be taken directly to the technology department or other approved school personnel.
According to the Student Chromebook Agreement, students are responsible for making sure their Chromebooks are fully charged for use in school and bring their chargers in each and every day.
A replacement charger will need to be purchased from the school office.
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In the case of a Chromebook being stolen, it is the responsibility of the student/parent to immediately report the incident to the school office so that the District may take appropriate action and attempt to recover the device. An official Theft/Loss Report must be filed with the school within 24 hours and an official police report filed within 48 hours of the incident.
Please note: Stolen Chromebooks will be locked and thus have no use or resale value. Person or persons found in possession of stolen District-owned Chromebooks will be charged with criminal possession of stolen property.
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If the parents provide wifi access at home, then the student devices will be able to connect to it. Parents are responsible for discussing and monitoring student-use of internet outside of the school district.
Yes, students will have access to the built-in camera. However, the District Acceptable Use Policy will be strictly enforced.
Students are not allowed to download apps and extensions to their devices. If there is an app or extension that is needed, then a request needs to be submitted to the technology department.
In some situations, Chromebooks may be wiped to resolve certain issues. However, since the data for a student Google account resides on Google's servers, and not on the device itself, their files and documents should not be at risk. In certain rare instances, if a student device has not connected to the internet for a period of time, the most recent documents may not have re-synced to the online servers and could potentially be lost. Similarly, if a student has saved anything to the devices local storage, if possible, the student should backup those files to their Google Drive account.
Yes. Student and Parent/Legal Guardian signatures are required on the Acceptable Use Policy document. The document address details on acceptable use, accidental damage, theft/loss, and technology fees that may be associated with the 1:1 initiative.
No. All Chromebooks must be returned prior to school letting out for the summer or before withdrawing from the District. Seniors and 8th Graders who do not turn in their Chromebooks will not be allowed to walk during graduation/promotion. Their diploma will also be held until the device has been returned.
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