All members of our school community are expected to be good digital citizens who demonstrate respect, responsible behavior and overall good character when using technology and/or engaging in online activities. 

  • Teachers and students use digital technologies to access information, communicate ideas, and demonstrate fundamental understandings.
  • Students are expected to use our computer network and digital learning tools to engage in activities that facilitate meaningful and authentic learning experiences.
  • By utilizing the school’s computers and/or the network (including D2L and student email), students and parents agree to our Acceptable use Policy (AUP) for Electronic Devices and Networked Information Resources. Failure to comply will result in escalating consequences up to and including loss of access and privileges.
  • Students are encouraged to make time for physical activity and to avoid spending excessive time in front of a computer screen.

Internet Access 

Students must comply with AR 1062: Responsible Use of Electronic Information Resources. Violation of AR 1062 may result in loss of access privileges, student disciplinary measures and/or legal action, including actions taken by the CBE, by persons unrelated to the CBE, and referral for criminal prosecution.

Students must have permission from teachers to download from the internet or to print documents.

Internet access is available only under the supervision of a teacher. If students come to a site that is inappropriate they must exit immediately and report this to a teacher. Internet use on school or personal devices must only occur with teacher permission and should only be for educational purposes. 

Students must not:

  • Post personal information about other people, including family members, fellow students, teachers and friends
  • Waste limited resources including file space and printing supplies
  • Access chat areas or social networking sites
  • Give passwords to other people or use other people’s passwords
  • Gain unauthorized access to resources and sites
  • Violate copyright laws
  • Send or display offensive messages or pictures
  • Trespass in other people’s folders, work or files 

Digital Devices

Sherwood School will be implementing a new digital device policy for the 2019-20 school year. We will borrow the Screenagers initiative name and call this our “Away for the Day” policy. We encourage all parents to read below and we ask that parents support us in its implementation. The policy will have an impact on those parents who have expected their child to answer texts and or phone calls during the school day. All parents will need to be aware that messages left on their child’s phone will not be heard until the end of the school day (or at lunch time for grade 7-9 students who choose to leave the school grounds). Urgent messages can be called in to the school office where school personnel will forward these to our students. We encourage all parents to ensure that after-school plans and early-dismissal pick-ups are well communicated to your child before the school day. Thank you for your support in this new initiative as we work together to support student learning and well-being.

Digital Device Definition:

  • A “digital device” is any handheld device (smartphone, iPod, iWatch, gaming device, etc.) that has internet access, texting, music or gaming capabilities. 
  • It does not include personal laptops, ipads and tablets brought to school for educational purposes. These learning tools are covered by our digital citizenship policy.

Away for the Day:

  • Digital devices are not to be used or visible at any time during the school day. 
  • All digital devices must be placed in the student locker immediately upon entering the building. 
  • At the end of the school day (2:50 Mon-Thurs, 12:30 Fri) students are free to use their devices within the school.
  • Grade 7-9 students who choose to leave the school grounds may use their devices while off of school property. Devices must be put away once on school property and immediately placed in the student locker upon entering the building.
  • Urgent messages should be called in to the main office (403-777-7590 ext. 0). School office personnel will forward these to our students. 
  • We encourage all parents to ensure that after-school plans and early-dismissal pick-ups are well communicated to your child before the school day.
  • Students who need to contact a parent during the day can do so from any phone in the school with teacher permission as well as from the office and from the phone accessible in Archer Square.
  • At the end of the school day (2:50 Mon-Fri, 12:30 Fri) students are free to check for messages from their parents and to contact parents on their devices.
  • This policy applies to headphones and digital devices used for the playing of music.
  • Students who have music as an accommodation specifically identified in their Individualized Program Plan will have access to school devices (for the playing of music only).
  • The school does not take responsibility for the theft of any digital devices brought to the school.
  • At absolutely no time (including after school hours) are digital devices to be used in the washroom or change room areas. Recording (audio and/or visual) on student personal devices is prohibited at all times both in and on school grounds. This includes SPIRIT day events, hallways during non-instructional times, classrooms, school presentations etc..
  • Recordings (audio and/or visual) are only to be captured on school sanctioned devices and are vetted by school staff. 

Messages to and from Students:

  • Urgent messages should be called in to the main office (403-777-7590 ext. 0). School office personnel will forward these to our students. 
  • We encourage all parents to ensure that after-school plans and early-dismissal pick-ups are well communicated to your child before the school day.
  • Students who need to contact a parent during the day can do so from any phone in the school with teacher permission as well as from the office and from the phone accessible in Archer Square.
  • At the end of the school day (2:50 Mon-Fri, 12:30 Fri) students are free to check for messages from their parents and to contact parents on their devices. 

Music and Headphones:

  • This policy applies to headphones and digital devices used for the playing of music.
  • Students who have music as an accommodation specifically identified in their Individualized Program Plan will have access to school devices (for the playing of music only). 

Theft and Responsibility:

  • The school does not take responsibility for the theft of any digital devices brought to the school. 

Digital No Use Zones:

  • At absolutely no time (including after school hours) are digital devices to be used in the washroom or change room areas. Recording (audio and/or visual) on student personal devices is prohibited at all times both in and on school grounds. This includes SPIRIT day events, hallways during non-instructional times, classrooms, school presentations etc..

Consequences for Inappropriate Use:

First Transgression  

– The digital device will be sent to the main office where it will be logged and securely held until the ­end of the school day. The student is permitted to pick up the device at the end of the school day (not at lunch).

Second Transgression

– The digital device will be sent to the main office where it will be logged and securely held until the end of the school day. The student and/or administration will call a parent before releasing the device to the student at the end of the school day.

Third Transgression

– The digital device will be sent to the main office where it will be logged and securely held. A parent will be required to pick up the device from administration.

Further Transgression

– Any further offense will result in increasing disciplinary action due to defiance with regards to CBE and school policies, rules and regulations.

Digital Citizenship

All members of our school community are expected to be good digital citizens who demonstrate respect, responsible behavior and overall good character when using technology and/or engaging in online activities. 

  • Teachers and students use digital technologies to access information, communicate ideas, and demonstrate fundamental understandings.
  • Students are expected to use our computer network and digital learning tools to engage in activities that facilitate meaningful and authentic learning experiences.
  • By utilizing the school’s computers and/or the network (including D2L and student email), students and parents agree to our Acceptable use Policy (AUP) for Electronic Devices and Networked Information Resources. Failure to comply will result in escalating consequences up to and including loss of access and privileges.
  • Students are encouraged to make time for physical activity and to avoid spending excessive time in front of a computer screen.

Internet Access 

Students must comply with AR 1062: Responsible Use of Electronic Information Resources. Violation of AR 1062 may result in loss of access privileges, student disciplinary measures and/or legal action, including actions taken by the CBE, by persons unrelated to the CBE, and referral for criminal prosecution.

Students must have permission from teachers to download from the internet or to print documents.

Internet access is available only under the supervision of a teacher. If students come to a site that is inappropriate they must exit immediately and report this to a teacher. Internet use on school or personal devices must only occur with teacher permission and should only be for educational purposes. 

Students must not:

  • Post personal information about other people, including family members, fellow students, teachers and friends
  • Waste limited resources including file space and printing supplies
  • Access chat areas or social networking sites
  • Give passwords to other people or use other people’s passwords
  • Gain unauthorized access to resources and sites
  • Violate copyright laws
  • Send or display offensive messages or pictures
  • Trespass in other people’s folders, work or files 

Digital Devices

Sherwood School will be implementing a new digital device policy for the 2019-20 school year. We will borrow the Screenagers initiative name and call this our “Away for the Day” policy. We encourage all parents to read below and we ask that parents support us in its implementation. The policy will have an impact on those parents who have expected their child to answer texts and or phone calls during the school day. All parents will need to be aware that messages left on their child’s phone will not be heard until the end of the school day (or at lunch time for grade 7-9 students who choose to leave the school grounds). Urgent messages can be called in to the school office where school personnel will forward these to our students. We encourage all parents to ensure that after-school plans and early-dismissal pick-ups are well communicated to your child before the school day. Thank you for your support in this new initiative as we work together to support student learning and well-being.

Digital Device Definition:

  • A “digital device” is any handheld device (smartphone, iPod, iWatch, gaming device, etc.) that has internet access, texting, music or gaming capabilities. 
  • It does not include personal laptops, ipads and tablets brought to school for educational purposes. These learning tools are covered by our digital citizenship policy.

Away for the Day:

  • Digital devices are not to be used or visible at any time during the school day. 
  • All digital devices must be placed in the student locker immediately upon entering the building. 
  • At the end of the school day (2:50 Mon-Thurs, 12:30 Fri) students are free to use their devices within the school.
  • Grade 7-9 students who choose to leave the school grounds may use their devices while off of school property. Devices must be put away once on school property and immediately placed in the student locker upon entering the building.
  • Urgent messages should be called in to the main office (403-777-7590 ext. 0). School office personnel will forward these to our students. 
  • We encourage all parents to ensure that after-school plans and early-dismissal pick-ups are well communicated to your child before the school day.
  • Students who need to contact a parent during the day can do so from any phone in the school with teacher permission as well as from the office and from the phone accessible in Archer Square.
  • At the end of the school day (2:50 Mon-Fri, 12:30 Fri) students are free to check for messages from their parents and to contact parents on their devices.
  • This policy applies to headphones and digital devices used for the playing of music.
  • Students who have music as an accommodation specifically identified in their Individualized Program Plan will have access to school devices (for the playing of music only).
  • The school does not take responsibility for the theft of any digital devices brought to the school.
  • At absolutely no time (including after school hours) are digital devices to be used in the washroom or change room areas. Recording (audio and/or visual) on student personal devices is prohibited at all times both in and on school grounds. This includes SPIRIT day events, hallways during non-instructional times, classrooms, school presentations etc..
  • Recordings (audio and/or visual) are only to be captured on school sanctioned devices and are vetted by school staff. 

Messages to and from Students:

  • Urgent messages should be called in to the main office (403-777-7590 ext. 0). School office personnel will forward these to our students. 
  • We encourage all parents to ensure that after-school plans and early-dismissal pick-ups are well communicated to your child before the school day.
  • Students who need to contact a parent during the day can do so from any phone in the school with teacher permission as well as from the office and from the phone accessible in Archer Square.
  • At the end of the school day (2:50 Mon-Fri, 12:30 Fri) students are free to check for messages from their parents and to contact parents on their devices. 

Music and Headphones:

  • This policy applies to headphones and digital devices used for the playing of music.
  • Students who have music as an accommodation specifically identified in their Individualized Program Plan will have access to school devices (for the playing of music only). 

Theft and Responsibility:

  • The school does not take responsibility for the theft of any digital devices brought to the school. 

Digital No Use Zones:

  • At absolutely no time (including after school hours) are digital devices to be used in the washroom or change room areas. Recording (audio and/or visual) on student personal devices is prohibited at all times both in and on school grounds. This includes SPIRIT day events, hallways during non-instructional times, classrooms, school presentations etc..

Consequences for Inappropriate Use:

First Transgression  

– The digital device will be sent to the main office where it will be logged and securely held until the ­end of the school day. The student is permitted to pick up the device at the end of the school day (not at lunch).

Second Transgression

– The digital device will be sent to the main office where it will be logged and securely held until the end of the school day. The student and/or administration will call a parent before releasing the device to the student at the end of the school day.

Third Transgression

– The digital device will be sent to the main office where it will be logged and securely held. A parent will be required to pick up the device from administration.

Further Transgression

– Any further offense will result in increasing disciplinary action due to defiance with regards to CBE and school policies, rules and regulations.

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​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more on how we support students develop online safety skills and learn to be good digital citizens.​​​

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