University Prep Schools encourages and strongly promotes the use of technology within the district’s educational community. The school's information technology resources, including computer/network accounts and file sharing, Internet, and electronic mail, are provided to students for educational purposes and in support of the district’s educational goals, including our Distance Learning model. The district fully understands and is in compliance with all regulations of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). As such, the district utilizes a content filtering system to monitor and block internet traffic and content.
As a student of University Prep Schools, I agree to comply with the following policy for access to the school’s technological resources.
1. RESPECT AND PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF OTHERS.
- Use only assigned accounts.
- Do not view, use, or copy passwords or information without authorization from a teacher or UPA staff.
- Do not distribute or share private information about yourself or others.
2. RESPECT AND PROTECT THE INTEGRITY, AVAILABILITY, AND SECURITY OF ALL ELECTRONIC RESOURCES.
- Observe all computer usage guidelines and follow all directions regarding use of technology.
- Be responsible when handling equipment.
3. RESPECT AND PROTECT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OTHERS.
- Do not make illegal copies of music, games, or movies (copyright infringement).
- Do not copy from others’ work or ideas without giving proper citation or credit (plagiarism).
4. RESPECT AND PRACTICE THE PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY.
- Communicate only in ways that are kind and respectful.
- Report threatening or uncomfortable behavior or posted materials to a teacher or administrator.
- Take good care of all equipment and report any problems to a teacher or administrator.
- Do not intentionally access, transmit, copy, or create material that violates the school's code of conduct (such as messages that are pornographic, threatening, rude, discriminatory, or meant to harass).
- Do not use the school’s resources to further criminal acts that are criminal or violate the school's code of conduct.
- Do not send spam, chain letters, or other mass unsolicited mailings. <
- Do not buy, sell, advertise, or otherwise conduct business, unless approved as a school project.
CONSEQUENCES Violations of these rules may result in disciplinary action as outlined in the district’s code of conduct, including but not limited to; the loss of a student's privileges to use the school's information technology resources as well as legal action according to applicable laws.
SUPERVISION AND MONITORING School and network administrators and their authorized employees monitor the use of information technology resources to help ensure that uses are secure and in conformity with this policy. Administrators reserve the right to examine, use, and disclose any data found on the school's information networks in order to further the health, safety, discipline, or security of any student or other person, or to protect property. This information may also be used in disciplinary and/or legal actions.