Tecnology Checkout for Remote/Distance Learning Information
PURPOSE: Hoquiam School District (HSD) will issue students in grades 3-12 a Chromebook and iPad for students Pk-2 as a means to promote student achievement and provide equitable access to learning technology. This policy outlines HSD expectations for students and families issued a Chromebook/iPad. In addition to this policy, the use of district‐provided technology requires students to abide by the Acceptable Use Procedure outlined within the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
HSD expects students to use district issued equipment responsibly. This policy will help you understand responsible use of your device and district network resources. HSD also expects students to make a good faith effort to keep their Chromebook/iPad safe, secure, and in good working order.
Safe UseStudent safety on the internet is critically important for HSD. All devices will have website filtering in place that will restrict harmful content anywhere the device is used. Digital citizenship resources (Common Sense Media, Be Internet Awesome) will be provided to help families support their student(s) being safe and responsible on their devices outside of school.
While internet filtering is intended to restrict access to inappropriate or non‐educational content, HSD cannot guarantee that students will not intentionally or unintentionally access content that may be deemed unacceptable.
Parents/guardians assume all responsibility for monitoring their student’s activity on district-issued devices and accounts during non‐school hours and on all non‐student attendance days. Users are responsible for the appropriate use of the device and all accounts, applications, and services.
Family Resources Digital Citizenship
Technology Use and Expectations (Chromebook/iPad @ Home Responible Use Policy)
- Charge your device at home every night and bring it to school each day with a full charge.
- Bring your device to school every day. If a device is left at home, a loaner may be available from the classroom. If not, students will be expected to complete their coursework by hand.
- Communicate Responsibly! All electronic communication must be conducted in a respectful and academic manner, using appropriate language, and avoiding profanity and offensive or inflammatory speech. All student emails sent and received over district systems are archived and retained per WA state public records act.
- Back up important files. HSD maintains Chromebooks/iPads with periodic updates. Students should save files in online storage (Google Drive) to avoid accidental loss of course work. HSD cannot guarantee data loss will not occur and is not liable for such loss.
- Use technology for school‐related purposes only. Use for commercial or political purposes and/or self-entertainment is prohibited.
- Follow copyright laws and fair use guidelines. Only download/save music, videos, or other content related to specific assignments. Do not use your device to store personal content.
- Make your device available for inspection by any administrator or teacher upon request.
- Do not mark or deface your HSD Chromebook/iPad or device case. Defacing includes use of stickers or tape.
- Do not loan your device or charger to anyone; do not leave your device in a vehicle or unattended at any time, and do not eat or drink while using your device.
- Do not attempt to change or bypass the internet filtering, security, network/Wi-Fi settings, or any other device settings, including the installation of games or other unauthorized software.
- Do not attempt to access systems beyond your authorized access. This includes sharing your account password for any system with others, or using another person’s account and/or password.
- Do not attempt to locate, view, share, or store materials that are unacceptable in an academic setting. This includes, but is not limited to, pornographic, obscene, graphically violent, or vulgar images, sounds, music, language, video, or other materials.
Hacking: Please note that “hacking” of any type, including the intentional introduction of malicious software (viruses), attempts to gain unauthorized network or system access, or attempts to disrupt normal network traffic, will result in district discipline and may lead to criminal charges.
- Students should not reveal or post identifying personal information, files, or communications to unknown persons through email or other means.
- Cyberbullying, including personal attacks or threats toward anyone using online resources is strictly prohibited and may lead to criminal charges. If you are aware of cyber bullying, please report it to responsible school personnel!
- All student devices are configured to filter internet content and communications at school, at home, and on any other network.
- While internet filtering is intended to restrict access to inappropriate or non‐educational content, HSD cannot guarantee that students will not intentionally or unintentionally access content that may be deemed unacceptable. If you access inappropriate content on your device, report it to school staff immediately.
- All electronic communications, activities, and files created and/or accessed on district technology are not private and are subject to being viewed, monitored, and/or archived by the district at any time.
Parental/Guardian Monitoring Responsibility
Parents/guardians assume all responsibility for monitoring their child’s activity on district issued devices and accounts during non‐school hours and on all non‐student attendance days. Users are responsible for the appropriate use of the device and all accounts, applications, and services. The district does not actively monitor the internet and email filters on student devices during non‐school hours. If inappropriate or concerning content is identified, it will be dealt with during normal school hours.
Students and families assume responsibility for the appropriate and safe use and care of HSD district‐issued technology. You understand that should you fail to comply with the terms of this policy, access to technology, the internet, and other digital content or services may be limited. Students may also be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the HSD Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
Students and families are responsible for maintaining the district issued technology in safe working order. Any damage should be reported immediately to the students teacher. If the device is lost or stolen families must file a police report and provide the documentation to the district as soon as possible. Responsible use is expected for all of the district issued devices with the understanding that sometimes accidents happen. Below you can find a copy of the approximate replacement costs or repair costs for devices.
Technology Repair/Replacement Costs (approximate costs)
iPad Replacement (repair is not option)
Take Home Opt‐Out
Families can opt‐out of their child taking home their device. Note that a device is still a required instructional resource at school. If a family opts‐out of take home, their student will still have their own device to use at school, but will store it at a designated location at the end of each day. Students opting out are still required to participate in remote learning using their personal devices and using a chrome browser. HSD Learning Management is through Google Chrome and the Google for Education platform.