Personal Electronic Devices
We believe electronic devices can be great tools for learning. Easy access to research materials, day timers and planners, or apps to take notes and organize them are wonderful tools at the fingertips of our learners. They can also be distractors in the learning environment. Therefore, the use of electronic devices at MidSun School must only happen in a responsible and respectful way.
Students are asked to make sure that all cell phones are turned off and left secured in their lockers during instructional time. Personal listening devices are a privilege that may be used, at the teacher’s discretion, during classes.
A separate calculator is required for students to use during class and exams. MidSun School is not responsible for the safety of personal electronic devices.
Computers are available throughout the school for student research and assignments. Computer use requires teacher permission and supervision. Students should save their work in their personal storage folder (H:drive) on the MidSun server or in their google docs EDU account. Students are permitted to bring in personal wireless devices to use
on our wireless network (other than cell phones) but are responsible for their operation, care and safety. Access to the MidSun computer network or wireless network will be restricted or revoked for unacceptable use. Students are not to use computers for any activity not related to school assignments or school sponsored activities. Students agree that
by using the school’s computer and/or internet access, whether authorized or unauthorized, students will have no right to >privacy on the computers and must be in compliance with the CBE’s Student Code of Conduct. We will handle inappropriate use using the CBE’s Progressive Discipline Policy. Students and parents should also be familiar with CBE administrative regulations 1062, 1064 and 1067 governing the use of electronic devices. Families may be required to pay for repairs to computers that have been damaged as a result of inappropriate use.
Students may access the internet with teacher permission. Net ‘surfing’, streaming of personal material
and gaming are not permitted. Students must ultimately be responsible for their use of the internet and computer resources. Student access to the internet through personal devices is restricted to the CBE wifi while on site.
All students have a CBE email account and Google account. Student email is filtered and access may be restricted or disabled when students contravene the Student Code of Conduct. Students should never provide personal information such as address, phone numbers or email passwords via email.
Student Computer Password
Student passwords are exclusively the responsibility of each individual student. Passwords are
never to be shared and should be changed regularly to prevent password hijacking. Students should never walk away from a computer logged on with their password. Students are responsible for actions or incidents that may occur on their school account whether they are present or not.
Using the MidSun, CBE, or any other network accessible through MidSun computers, to put down, harass,
threaten, or in any way, demean any student or person is prohibited and will be dealt with severely– this can include suspension and/or legal recourse. Parents are encouraged to monitor the information their child sends or receives through texting and various social media to ensure it is appropriate and help to mitigate potential issues which may otherwise follow when the students meet at school. More information is available at www.cyberbullying.ca.
Student prints are regulated by network print software. All students have been provided a 35-page printing
allotment. If additional pages are needed they can be purchased at approximately 15 cents per page from the Learning Commons. Students will only be able to print in black and white as there is no student color printer. Students can also arrange with their teacher to send their work electronically (via D2L or Email) or have their teacher print it out (as a temporary/emergency measure).