PTHS Student Handbook 2020-2021


users. Keep the user’s account and password confidential. Do not use another individual’s account without written permission from that individual. Attempts to log on to the technology device/network/Internet as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges. Any user identified as a security risk may be denied access to the technology devices/network/Internet. 17. Vandalism or other intentional or negligent damage, or attempt to damage, District technology or electronic systems including creating or uploading viruses or use of any technology, online anonymous proxy, or vpn/filter avoidance method to circumvent District bandwidth shaping or filtering technologies. Students who violate the computer policy will be handled on an individual basis by the administration. Consequences may range from verbal reprimand to expulsion. The student’s will be financially responsible for any cost to repair damaged computers or hardware. Students will also be financially responsible for reinstalling software, fixing software, or other software related issues. District technology and electronic systems can be accessed at any time and from any location. Therefore, this AUP applies to any use that has an impact on the educational environment regardless of the location or time it occurs. There is no expectation of privacy when using District technology and electronic systems. District administrators and technology staff are authorized to monitor and read all e-mail, data files, and any other material or communications in such systems. The District will conduct investigations into misuse and illegal activity and will report to and cooperate with all appropriate law enforcement and other authorities. Use of District technology and electronic systems is at a user’s own risk. The District makes no warranties, whether expressed or implied, regarding the level of service it provides and shall not be held responsible for any damages, including those caused by loss of data, service interruptions, use or inability to use, or the accuracy, quality or appropriateness of information obtained through use. The District has taken precautions to filter inappropriate material; however, it is impossible for the District to prevent user access to all controversial and inappropriate materials. INTERNET SAFETY Pontiac Township High School is taking appropriate measures to comply with the Child Internet Protection Act. Technology protection measures have been put into place to block or filter Internet access. It protects minors from visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or — with respect to use of computers with Internet access by minors — harmful to minors. The filter can be disabled for certain adults that are using the Internet for bona fide research or other lawful purposes. On-line activities of minors are also monitored. PTHS is compliant with new legislation providing internet safety education and resources. INTERNET THREATS Making an explicit threat on an Internet website against a school employee, a student, or any school-related personnel if the Internet website through which the threat was made is a site that was accessible within the school at the time the threat was made or was available to third parties who worked or studied within the school grounds at the time the threat was made, and the threat could be reasonably interpreted as threatening to the safety and security of the threatened individual because of his or her duties or employment status or status as a student inside the school. Students who make an explicit threat will be handled on an individual basis by the administration. Consequences may range from verbal reprimand to expulsion. DANCE REGULATIONS (applies to all school sponsored dances.) 1. No dance shall be held on a night immediately preceding a school day. 2. The closing hours for dances shall be no later than 10:30 p.m. 3. All dances shall have at least five (5) chaperones. The sponsors of the organizations are expected to be present. 4. Admission may be charged for all dances.

5. Students will follow the guidelines on dress outlined in the handbook. 6. Anyone who leaves during the dance will not be permitted to re-enter. 7. There will be no drinking or smoking regardless of where the dance is held.

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