Technology / Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Technology Use

The privilege of Internet access and computer technology is available to all responsible Falcons. Inappropriate use on any computer in the school will cause you to lose this privilege. All students and their parents will be required to sign an Internet Acceptable Use Agreement before students may use the Internet.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy - Shenandoah County Public Schools

The purpose of the Internet in our schools is to support research and educational activities. Shenandoah County Public Schools’ web site and e-mail systems are closed forums. Use of the Internet, e-mail and the Shenandoah County Public Schools web site must be consistent with the educational objectives of Shenandoah County Public Schools.

The social, ethical and moral standards which we follow in our daily school life apply equally to our use of the Internet. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be polite, use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or other objectionable language.
  • Use the Internet for school related activities ONLY.
  • Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
  • Do not reveal your personal address or phone number or the personal addresses or phone numbers of others.
  • Electronic mail (e‑mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the authorities.
  • Teachers, Staff, and Students will use only materials that meet the schools’ standards for decency and appropriateness for the classroom.
  • No material(s) will be distributed, (uploaded or downloaded), without permission of the appropriate school authority.

Each student/staff member accessing the Internet will be trained on the proper uses of the Internet. Use of the Internet is a privilege and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges and/or disciplinary action by school officials.

Shenandoah County Public Schools provides access to the Internet for all students, faculty, and staff. Students must have permission from at least one of their parents or guardians to access the Internet at school.