PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023

Principal. Do not demonstrate the problem to other 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. STUDENT USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES The use of electronic devices and other technology at school is a privilege, not a right. Students are prohibited from using electronic devices, except as provided herein. An electronic device includes, but is not limited to, the following: cell phone, smart phone, audio or video recording device, personal digital assistant (PDA), ipod©, ipad©, laptop computer, tablet computer or other similar electronic device. Pocket pagers and other paging devices are not allowed on school property at any time, except with the express permission of the building principal. During instructional time, electronic devices must be kept out-of-sight unless: (a) permission is granted by an administrator, teacher or school staff member; (b) use of the device is provided in a student’s individualized education program (IEP); or (c) it is needed in an emergency that threatens the safety of students, staff, or other individuals.

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