Guidelines

1:1 Laptop/Technology Use Guidelines 

  • The laptop and all of its components are the property of SACS.
  • Student use of the laptop, applications, and Internet must comply with school and district policies 
  • including the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Handbook policies.
  • Students should have no expectation of privacy of information stored on, accessed from, or used with  the laptop
  • SACS reserves the right to inspect laptops and files at any time If technical issues arise, students must notify a teacher or SACS technical staff as soon as possible. 
  • Do not attempt to repair the computer.
  • Do not open the back cover of the laptop.
  • Keep air vents unblocked when laptop is turned on.
  • Use only the HP power adapter and battery provided with the laptop. No other adapter or battery should be used.
  • Under no circumstances (except in emergencies, drills) may laptops be left in unsupervised areas. 
  • These areas include and are not excluded to the school grounds and campus, cafeteria, locker rooms, library, unlocked classrooms or hallways.
  •  If laptop fails, student may be required to complete hand-written work until loaner is provided.
  • Files/documents may not be deleted by anyone other than the original creator/owner.
  • All Sound will be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from the teacher.
  •  Inappropriate content (refer to AUP, Handbook, and Tech Guide) will not be allowed on laptops. 
  • Students must log in under their assigned username/password and will not share this information.
  • Student work files will be stored on the laptop, network or cloud provided services.
  • All files stored by students are subject for review. 
  • Each computer is assigned to an individual student. The same laptop will be assigned to the same  student while attending a SACS Middle School [Summit or Woodside]. The same applies to the high school. In other words, a 6th grade  student will have the same computer all 3 years.
  • Students should never share their computer with another student.


Responsibilities  For All Middle and High School Students

  • Students must sign, understand, and agree to the “Laptop User Agreement”.
  • Students are responsible at all times for their assigned laptop. 
  • Students are responsible for carrying their laptop in a protective device such as a padded sleeve,  padded backpack, or a bag made specifically for laptop use. 
  • Students should not loan their laptop or any laptop component to another student. 
  • Students are responsible for shutting down and charging the battery daily. This includes at home each night.
  • Students are responsible for reviewing and abiding by SACS AUP and Tech Use Guide.
  • Do not store laptop in direct sunlight or in visible site in a car
  • Make sure laptop is protected for any bus ride, car ride, or walk.

Parent

  • Parents/guardians are responsible for reviewing the SACS AUP found in STUDENT HANDBOOK and this Technology Use Guide with their student.
  • Parents/guardians should monitor their student’s Internet activities on a regular basis.
  • Report any lost of stolen laptop to the school office immediately
  • Go over, supervise, and enforce expectations with child

Laptop Care & Maintenance 

  •  Laptops must be transported in a laptop case designed for a laptop or other padded device to protect the laptop.
  • To prevent damage, laptops need to be either shut down or put in sleep mode when not in use. 
  • Never leave a laptop unattended including on the floor where it could be stepped on.
  • Do not place food, liquids or other substances near the laptop that could result in damage. 
  • Do not place heavy objects on top of the laptop. This is also important when placing in a locker.
  • Never attempt to repair, reconfigure, or download a program to a laptop or any of the peripherals. 
  • Do not write, draw, stick, tape, or adhere anything to the laptop. 
  •  Do not personalize the case or laptop using markers, stickers, etc. Identification will be provided.
  • Keep the laptop and other electronic storage media away from electromagnetic fields.
  • Do not expose the laptop to direct sunlight, or prolonged extreme temperatures. In other words, don’t leave a laptop in a car during extreme hot or cold temperatures for extended periods of time [more than an hour or two].
  • Do not place the laptop on surfaces such as paper, cardboard, or carpet while it is turned on. 
  • Do not carry the laptop while the screen is open or carry by the screen.
  • Do not place anything on top of the laptop nor lean or sit on it when it is closed. 
  • Do not place anything in the laptop bag that may press against the cover or damage the laptop. 
  • Do not touch the screen with anything. (This includes fingers, pens, pencils, etc.) 
  • Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, etc.) 
  • Take care when inserting cords, cables and other removable storage devices to avoid damage to the laptop ports.
  • Clean screen, touch pad, and laptop with a lightly damp soft or microfiber cloth. Chemicals, cleaners, or a wet cloth are NOT approved cleaning devices. 
  • Laptop should be turned off and unplugged during cleaning. 

Laptop Storage

  • Laptops will be labeled with a district-approved label. Label may not be removed for any reason. 
  •  Laptops, cords, bags [if provided by SACS] and accessories are the property of SACS.
  • High School students are responsible for their laptops at all times.

Laptop Repair Procedure

  • A laptop in need of repair will be reported to a teacher or SACS tech staff [computer specialist] in the building.
  • Students are issued a “loaner” laptop for use during repair. Loaner may not have all capabilities.
  •  Policies outlined in this handbook also apply to loaner laptops.
  • A loaner laptop may not be issued if damage is determined to be purposeful or due to negligence.Year End Procedure
  • At the end of the school year students will leave the laptop and all accessories at school.
  • The laptops and accessories will be inventoried and inspected for damage.
  • All laptops and accessories will be secured in a designated storage room for the summer.

Login Information:

  • Username = Student Number
  • Password = Locker Combination, example would be 05-28-06
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