Franklin Simpson Middle School
BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology)
Purpose: FSMS is committed to providing our students with enriching learning experiences across all subject areas. We embrace instructional technology and the unique opportunities it provides us to enhance our classroom instruction. Infusing technology into our instruction allows our students to communicate and collaborate, think critically, and create a variety of different products to showcase their learning. This document is a contract which we will adhere to as we establish this new program within our school. Students and parents participating in BYOT must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct, as well as all Board policies, particularly the Internet Acceptable Use Policy and Internet Safety Policy. Please note that students who cannot bring in outside technology will be able to access and utilize the school’s equipment. No student will be left out of our instruction.
Please carefully read and initial every section below:
______ Internet- Only the internet gateway provided by the school may be accessed while on campus. Personal internet connective devices such as but not limited to cell phones / cell network adapters are not permitted to be used to access outside internet sources at any time.
_______Security and Damages- FSMS is not liable for any device stolen or damages on campus. Responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual owner. However, teachers are required to lock their doors when leaving the room (for lunch, CONNECT classes, recess, etc). If a device is stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the administrative office similar to other personal artifacts that are impacted in similar situations. It is recommended that skins (decals) and other custom touches are used to physically identify your device from others. Additionally, protective cases for technology are encouraged.
The use of technology to provide educational material is not a necessity but a privilege. A student does
not have the right to use his or her laptop, cell phone or other electronic device while at school without
teacher permission. When abused, privileges will be taken away. When respected, they will benefit the
learning environment as a whole.
______ Additionally, the student must agree to the following conditions:
Students will only use the devices in the classroom when instructed to do so by the teacher.
Student use between classes while in the hallway/bathroom/etc... is prohibited.
• Students take full responsibility for their devices. The school is not responsible for the security of personal technology. Personal devices cannot be left on campus before or after the school hours.
• Devices cannot be used during assessments, unless otherwise directed by a teacher.
• Students must immediately comply with teachers’ requests to shut down devices or close the screen. Devices must be in silent mode and put away when asked by teachers.
• While students may bring their device each school day, devices may not be used instructionally by the teacher throughout each school day.
• Use of devices on the bus is at the discretion of the bus driver.
• Students are not permitted to transmit or post photographic images/videos of any person on campus on public and/or social networking sites.
• The School is not responsible for costs incurred from purchasing of apps or texting while at school. Teachers will not have students download apps costing money without parental consent.
• Personal devices must be charged prior to bringing them to school and run off their own batteries while at school. This is the student’s responsibility.
• To ensure appropriate network filters, students will only use the “Guest” wireless connection in school and will not attempt to bypass the network restrictions by using 3G or 4G networks.
• The student realizes that it is not the teacher’s responsibility to support or troubleshoot any problems with individual devices. Teachers will do their best to assist students, but will not interrupt class time to deal with technology issues.
• The student understands that bringing on premises or infecting the network with a Virus, Trojan, or program designed to damage, alter, destroy, or provide access to unauthorized data or information is in violation of the AUP policy and will result in disciplinary actions.
• The student realizes that processing or accessing information on school property related to “hacking”, altering, or bypassing network security policies is in violation of the AUP policy and will result in disciplinary actions.
• The school district has the right to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection.
• The student realizes that printing from personal technology devices will not be possible at school.
• Students should not physically share their personal devices with other students, unless they have written parent permission to do so.
Parent Signature: _____________________________
Student Signature: _____________________________