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    CELL PHONE USAGE

    Meany Middle School is a cell phone free school.  Students may not use their cell phones at all inside the building.  Parents should not call or text you during the school day. Scholars seen using their cell phones during the school day will have them confiscated and locked up in until the end of the day.  If cell phone usage becomes a recurring issue, a parent or guardian will need to pick up the cell phone from the school.

     

    ACCEPTABLE USAGE

    At Meany, we trust our Mountain Lion Scholars to use technology appropriately. This includes use of school equipment and personal devices. Some examples of educational uses of technology include using the Internet for research, checking grades on the Source, creating multimedia projects, reading eBooks, typing notes, word processing, and using calculators and graphing software.

    In addition, scholars using school and district online resources from home must also follow this policy. This includes use of the Source, district subscriptions to online databases, and other resources provided by teachers such as blogs and wikis.

     

    WIRELESS USAGE

    The wireless network uses the same filtering software as the district's computers. The school cannot guarantee that scholars will be closely monitored at all times they are using the wireless network, such as before and after school, lunch and passing periods. Parents and guardians who are concerned about unsupervised use should consider not providing their scholars with Internet enabled devices.

    The school does not guarantee privacy for data transmitted on the wireless network. All data uploaded or downloaded on the network should be school appropriate. Users are advised to avoid sending any personal data or images electronically.

     

    SAFETY and SECURITY

    The school is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal electronic devices. Scholars who bring personal devices to school, do so at their own risk. Scholars may keep devices with them instead of storing in lockers, but ringers and sound must be off.

    Using technology in a harmful and unsafe manner is not allowed and is subject to disciplinary action. Use of technology must not violate the Seattle Public Schools' cyber bullying policy which states: “It is the policy of the Seattle School Board to prohibit harassment, intimidation, and bullying by any means, including but not limited to electronic, written, oral or physical acts, either direct or indirect, when such intentional electronic, oral, written or physical acts physically harm, substantially interfere with a scholar’s education, threaten the overall educational environment and/or substantially disrupt the operation of school.  This includes, but is not limited to, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based upon race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, economic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical appearance, or mental, physical, or sensory disability.  This prohibition shall apply to all District employees, volunteers, parents/guardians, and scholars, including conduct between scholars, between adults, and between adults and scholars.”

     

    TECHNOLOGY ETIQUETTE

    Technology use at Meany must not distract from the learning environment. Scholars must silence cell phones and all other electronic devices before school begins. Headphones must be used when listening and watching educational audio recordings and video; and they should be out of sight when not in use. Staff reserve the right to tell scholars to put away technology they deem to be distracting in the classroom or not in compliance with policy. Scholars abusing their use of technology may have devices confiscated and/or privileges revoked.