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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Important Information for Students and Parents
 
• Students are not required to bring their own devices to school. However, they are still required to complete an AUP agreement to use school technology.
• All students must connect to RCS Wi-Fi by choosing the RCS-Secure network from their device’s Wi-Fi settings. You will use the same username and password you use when logging in to a school based computer. Students who have devices with other data plans (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.) are still required to utilize the RCS-Secure Wi-Fi network. Student filtering is a requirement of all schools regardless of the device.
• The teacher in the classroom has the final say on procedures in the classroom. If a teacher asks you not to use your device at a particular time, then you must follow those directions.
• Personal devices must remain in silent mode at all times except when it is being used for instructional purposes and permission has been granted by the instructing teacher.
• Individual schools will have various zones where personal devices are and are not allowed. Users are required to follow these procedures on where a device can and cannot be used. o Green Zones: Open use of device o Blue Zones: Devices are permitted for specific instructional use o Yellow Zones: Devices are on silent and out of sight o Red Zones: Prohibited
***At SCHS, all personal communication/electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, laptops, tablets, mp3 players, and cameras on school property are to be turned off and stored in backpacks, purses, or personal carry-alls during school hours.  Please refer to the student handbook (pp. 15-16) for further information regarding use of this equipment at SCHS.***
• As stated in board policy 6.312: “Unauthorized use or improper storage of a device will result in confiscation of the device and appropriate disciplinary action.” Possession of a personal device under the RCS policy is a privilege which may be forfeited by a student who fails to abide by all policies and procedures. Refer to the attached BYOD User Guidelines document for further guidance.
• The device may not be used to record, transmit, or post photographic images or video of a person, or persons on campus during school activities including district provided transportation unless assigned by the teacher and allowed by the RCS Acceptable Use, Media Release, and Internet Safety Procedures.
• Connectivity and Technical issues that may arise with the device remain the responsibility of the owner of the device. Students and parents should consult their owner’s manual or other support resources as needed. Students should test their devices outside of instructional time.
o Windows devices may require the installation of a configuration file to allow for connectivity. In these cases, students can work with the school’s Technology Coach or support staff to address this one-time issue.
• Students should ensure devices are charged prior to bringing them to school each day.
• The focus of classroom time is instruction in the content area. Teachers will not be able to assist students with their devices during this instructional time.
• District firewalls and filters are in place to lessen the risk of outside threats.
 
Personal Responsibility
 
As with any personal item you bring from home, there are risks involved when you bring your own device to school. RCS is not responsible for theft or damage done to the device while at school. It is important that students and parents record the device’s serial number in the event it comes up missing. A school administrator should be contacted in the event theft occurs so they are aware of the situation.• Students are required to follow the guidelines of the AUP on their personal devices just as they do on school-owned devices. Any disciplinary infractions that occur from using technology tools should be referred to a campus administrator.
 

Digital Citizenship

Internet safety is a shared responsibility between the student, parent, and school.  It is important for parents to continuously monitor their child’s activities online.  RCS Technology Coaches in conjunction with guidance counselors, school resource officers, teachers, and other support staff provide internet safety instruction in grades K – 12.  Topics covered include:

  • Internet Safety/ Keep it Private
  • Netiquette
  • Cyberbullying
  • Online decisions = Offline Consequences
 
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Students may log into the wireless network at SCHS (*on a mobile device) by following these steps:
  1. Go to the WiFi settings on your device.
  2. Choose the RCS-Secure network.
  3. Log in with the same username and password you use to log into the school computers. Your username is usually your first initial, last name and two to four digits. Example: jhall673. Your password is your lunch/library number.
For Windows-based laptops, you will need to see the Tech Coach to get the wireless to work.

Students can log into the wireless network at SCHS (*on a mobile device) by following these steps:
  1. Go to the WiFi settings on your device.
  2. Choose the RCS-Secure network.
  3. Log in with the same username and password you use to log into the school computers. Your username is usually your first initial, last name and two to four digits. Example: jhall673. Your password is your lunch/library number.
For Windows-based laptops, you will need to see the Tech Coach to get the wireless to work.