• Technology Guidelines

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  • RSD Issued Devices - 2020-2021

    Elementary students at school

     

    Elementary students choosing at school, in-person learning will return the device and power adapter provided for at home virtual learning.  At school, they will be assigned a device for their use each day to ensure they are not sharing devices with other students.  Devices will not be transported to and from school.  Students should treat the device as if it is their own and not do anything to purposely damage it.

    If your family received a hotspot and you only have students in elementary school, please return it when school resumes.  

    Quarantine or student illness

    If a student becomes ill at school or the school is notified of an individual student's need to quarantine and the student is at school, the student will take their assigned device and a power adapter home.  If the family had a hotspot that was returned, we will provide a hotspot to support the student's learning during a quarantine.  

    If a larger quarantine is announced while students are in school, they will take their assigned device and a power adapter home.  If the quarantine notification occurs after hours, the school and technology department will make arrangements to ensure students have the technology resources required to be successful.

  • Elementary students at home

    Elementary students choosing at home virtual learning will keep the device, power adapter and, if provided, hotspot.  Students should treat the device as if it is their own and not do anything to purposely damage it.  Please see the Rockwood At Home FAQs for more information.  

    Secondary students 

    When secondary students return to in-person learning, they must bring their assigned Chromebook to school fully charged because charging stations may not be widely available.  

    Secondary students are assigned a Chromebook to use throughout their middle school or high school years.  They receive a new device for  middle school and high school.  The expectation is that students will treat these devices as they would if they purchased it.  These Chromebooks have a warranty that covers most accidental damage, however, it does not include damage to the USB-C power adapter caused by improperly inserting or removing it from the device.  The cost for a new USB-C power adapter is $50.  It is not the district's choice to require the use of this type of power adapter; it is driven by the manufacturers.  In addition, non-accidental coverage, such as damage from throwing, kicking or punching the device, deliberately breaking hinges, separating the device cover from internal parts, etc. is not covered and families may be assessed a fine for repairs or replacement if the device cannot be repaired.

     

    Devices at School

    Rockwood will continue to provide technology for our students.  However, many students have their own technology that they would prefer to use to support their learning.

    Please note the guidelines listed below for the use of personal technology by our students and staff members.

    • The classroom teacher and building administration may restrict use.
    • Students and staff (users) are responsible for appropriate behavior on personal technology devices.
    • Users agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner, use good judgment, show respect for people and property and demonstrate ethical decision-making.
    • Technical support of personal technology devices will be the sole responsibility of the user. District staff will not provide technical support for personal devices.
    • The district will not be responsible or liable for any damage, loss or theft of personal technology devices. 
    • Users must report lost or stolen devices to school administrators/staff or School Resource Officer as soon as they are aware of an event occurring.
    • Personal technology devices connected to the district’s wireless network will have filtered Internet access. Any attempt to bypass network filtering or altering the wireless network is prohibited.
    • All users of the district’s network, including those using the wireless component through personal technology devices, are subject to the provisions and requirements of Policy and Regulation 6321.
    • As with district-owned computers, there is no expectation of privacy when using personal technology devices connected to the district network. The district reserves the right to monitor, log and review all activity on personal technology devices connected to the district network.
    • If personal technology devices are used inappropriately and/or become a disruption to the learning environment, the device may be confiscated by a building principal or designee. 
    • Using a personally-owned technology device for illegal or prohibited reasons, to disrupt the educational process, to bully, harass, threaten others, or to endanger the health or safety of any user is forbidden.
    • Students are prohibited from using personally owned technology devices in dressing rooms, locker rooms, bathrooms or other locations that are deemed private in nature by the building administrator. 
    • The district provides no guarantee of Internet service and/or quality of service for personal technology devices connected to the district’s wireless network.
    • Access to printing devices will not be provided. Students will need to utilize e-mail or personal storage devices to transfer files to district computers for printing.
    • Users are responsible for charging their own devices. There are a limited number of electrical outlets in any given classroom and may only be used with the permission of building staff and connected in a safe manner. Students should charge their technology before arriving at school.
    • Students who bring in personal technology devices are not required to purchase special applications for use in class.
    • Teachers are encouraged to assign projects that are device-neutral using common file formats.
    • Staff downloading email from a district account to a personal device must password protect the personal device to better secure potentially sensitive information. 
    • Sensitive data is not to be stored on personal devices. The district reserves the right to remotely wipe this data from personal devices. 
    • Consequences may be given to users based on the district’s Policies, Regulations and the Policy and Procedure Handbook.