Parents/guardians and students of grades 3 through 8 must review, sign and return the Technology Policy contract to their Home Center Director at the beginning of the school year.
Students may not use any technological devices until this contract has been signed and submitted.
Computers and other technology are considered very important parts of our program. Appropriate and proper use of them is taken seriously. All school students use our computer center. Technology is used to support and strengthen our educational program. Students who bring laptops or tablets to school may not access the internet except through our student wireless network. The student wireless network connects to curriculum based programs and our printers. Personal laptops and tablets are only to be used to support the school’s educational program.
Personal technology including phones and computer devices with social media and games are not to be used during the school day. We cannot take responsibility for damage or loss of these devices. Phones must be turned off and stored in backpacks during the school day.
Parents and guardians have access to a general usage computer located in the Parent Center. The School’s Lobby and Front Hall are Technology-Free Zones. Students must put their devices into their backpacks upon arrival at the school, and remain "off" until they've departed the building at the end of the day. Devices include, but are not limited to, iPhones/iTouches/iPads, etc. Should a student need to contact a parent or caregiver during the course of the day, they may do so after checking in with their Home Center Director.
All communications should be conducted with respect. Inappropriate or offensive language violates respect for others. Since e-mail is a legal document, improper use could also be subject to State and Federal laws and the full consequences under the law.
Communications should not be addressed to another user in any manner that could reasonably cause him or her distress, embarrassment, or unwarranted attention, as this may constitute harassment.
Personal attacks, including attacks based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or any other factors prohibited by law are not permitted.
Sending messages that adversely affect the reputation of the School or its students, parents/guardians or community members is not permitted.
All e-mail communication to the Mead Community from the School will be addressed as “BCC” not “TO”; thereby, protecting personal e-mail address privacy. Parents/Guardians wishing to send e-mails to the community must first receive approval from the Director of Finance.
All students in grades 3-8 will be set up with a Mead School Email account to be used for school-related purposes only. If a student has a Mead Email Account and withdraws or graduates, their account will be deleted on their last day of school.
TVs, VCRs and DVD players are to be used only for educational purposes with the supervision of School faculty. These tools are shared by the entire community and need to be respected so that they are available when they are needed. Remote controls must be kept with the connecting device and be returned on the TV cart. TV carts must be kept in their designated spaces and returned to their “home” after each use. Users of video equipment should not alter or switch out components or related wiring. In the event of a problem or device failure, please notify the Technology Committee immediately.