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Acceptable Use


Davis School District - Electronic Information Resources

1. Introduction to the Parent or Legal Guardian: Electronic information resources are available to qualifying students in the Davis School District. These resources include the use of the computer and access to the Local Area Network, Davis Wide Area Network and Internet services. Our district goal, in providing electronic services to students, is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource use, innovation, communication and acceptable use. The Davis School District Internet System is being filtered by a proxy server, through the Utah Educational Network. Student use of the Internet is monitored. Students who abuse acceptable use, which includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, pornography, gambling, and inappropriate language will be subject to discipline. To qualify for electronic information resource services, students must be willing to abide by the rules of acceptable use. Please work with us in helping your elementary school age child understand and abide by these simple but important rules of appropriate use. Thank you.

2. For the Student - Acceptable Use: Acceptable use means that as a student in the Davis School District, you will promise to use the computer and those special learning tools and programs, such as the Internet, with respect. Acceptable use means you will promise to abide by the school and district rules as outlined here and as will be taught to you by your teachers and computer specialists in your own classroom or school. You must understand that the use of these electronic teaching and learning tools are designed to support your education. If rules are broken, a student may lose his/her privilege in using the computer and the Internet. Please pay special attention to the following:

1. Be Polite and Show Respect: When using the computer to write, send or to receive messages or information, always use kind and proper language and abide by the rules of friendliness. Treat others and equipment with respect. You may be alone in your use of the computer, but, what you write or receive, using electronic machines, may be viewed by others with or without your knowledge. Parents or legal guardians may gain access to their student’s e-mail upon request. You must not vandalize or abuse the equipment. Show respect for property, others and self. The computer and electronic resources belong to the school district.

2 Be Honest and Obey the Rules: Do not do things on the computer that would be against the rules, the law, or may be looked upon as dishonest. Use the computer and the Internet for appropriate educational purposes only.

3. Keep Personal Things Private: It is advised that students not tell or show others any personal or family information over the Internet, such as: home address, phone numbers, passwords, personal photos when used with names, or Social Security numbers. Do not log on or use another person’s account. Keep personal and electronic information private. Acceptable Use Agreement for Elementary School Age Student, page 2

3. My Promise to Follow the Rules: My parent or guardian has reviewed the Davis School District Acceptable Use Agreement with me. I understand the importance of being polite, respectful, honest, and the need to obey the rules for the use of the computer and the Internet. I also know I should not give out personal information about myself or my family over the Internet. I understand that the computer, the Internet and other electronic information resources are to be used for educational purposes. I also understand that if I break the rules, my use of these educational tools may be taken away from me and that other disciplinary or legal action may be taken. I promise to follow the rules. Student Name (please print): _______________________________________________ School: ____________________ Grade: _____ Teacher: ________________________ Student Signature: ____________________________________ Date: ______________ 4. For the Parent or Legal Guardian: As the parent or legal guardian, I have read and I have reviewed with my elementary school age child the Davis School District Acceptable Use Agreement. I understand that the use of these electronic information resources is for educational purposes. I recognize the District has initiated reasonable safeguards to filter and monitor inappropriate materials. I understand that while the District has also taken steps to restrict student access on the Internet to inappropriate information and sites, it is impossible to restrict access to all controversial materials. I further recognize that if my child does not abide by the rules of acceptable use, he/she may be disciplined. I will not hold the Davis School District responsible for materials my child may acquire on the Internet. I hereby give permission to the Davis School District to permit my child to have access to the Local and Wide Area Networks and the Internet. Parent or Legal Guardian (please print): ______________________________________ Address: _________________________ City: ___________________ Zip: _________ Telephone: ___________________________ E-Mail: ___________________________ Signature: ___________________________________ Date: _____________________ PLEASE COMPLETE AND SIGN THIS AGREEMENT. DETACH, AND RETURN SIGNATURE PAGE TO YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL. 4/6/01 Revised 5-14-02


Electronic Device Policy

Farmington Elementary Student Electronic Device Policy

Electronic devices have become a common means of communication and information access in

today's society. However, these devices have the potential of disrupting the orderly operation

of the school. The school has therefore created this policy to govern the possession and use of

electronic devices on school premises, during school hours, at school sponsored activities, and

on school transportation.


For purposes of this policy "Electronic Device" means a privately owned wireless and/or

portable electronic handheld equipment that include, but are not limited to, existing and

emerging mobile communication systems and smart technologies (cell phones, smartphones,

walkie-talkies, pagers, etc.), portable internet devices (mobile managers, mobile messengers,

BlackBerry ™ handset, etc.), Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) (Palm organizers, pocket PCs,

etc.), handheld entertainment systems (video games, CD players, compact DVD players, MP3

players, iPods ©, Walkman ™ devices, etc.), and any other convergent communication

technologies that do any number of the previously mentioned functions. Electronic Device also

include any current or emerging wireless handheld technologies or portable information

technology systems that can be used for word processing, wireless Internet access, image

capture/recording, sound recording and information transmitting/receiving/storing, etc.


Students may possess and use electronic devices at school subject to the following:

1. Students may possess electronic devices at school and school-sponsored activities as long as

the device is powered down and kept in a backpack.

2. Use of electronic devices during the school day, including recess and

lunch-time, is prohibited. They must be completely powered down, turned off and kept out of


3. Students may use electronic devices before 8:45 a.m. and after the final bell of the school

day so long as they do not create a distraction or disruption.

4. Use of electronic devices on school buses is at the discretion of the bus driver. Distracting

behavior that creates an unsafe environment will not be tolerated.

5. Use of electronic communication devices is not allowed on any other portion of the school

campus at any time, including school-sponsored activities, unless an emergency situation as

defined by school staff exists.


Electronic devices shall not be used in a way that threatens, humiliates, harasses, or

intimidates school-related individuals, including students, employees, and visitors, or

violates local, state, or federal law.

Electronic devices may not be used during Utah Performance Assessment System for Students

assessments unless specifically allowed by law, student IEP, or assessment directions.


If a student violates this policy, his/her electronic device may be confiscated. When an

employee confiscates an electronic device under this policy, he/she shall take reasonable

measures to label and secure the device and turn the device over to a school administrator as

soon as the employee's duties permit.

The electronic device will be released/returned to the student's parent or guardian after the

student has complied with any other disciplinary consequence that is imposed.


Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of electronic

devices brought to school. The school shall not assume any responsibility for theft, loss,

damage, or unauthorized calls made with an electronic device. If devices are loaned to or

borrowed and misused by non-owners, device owners are jointly responsible for the misuse or policy



Camera or audio recording functions of electronic devices may pose threats

to the personal privacy of individuals, used to exploit personal information, and or compromise

the integrity of educational programs. Accordingly, the use of the audio recording or camera

functions of electronic devices is strictly prohibited on school premises at all times.


 At the discretion of administration, violation of this policy may result in discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion, and notification of law enforcement authorities.

 A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possession of an electronic device

at school or school-related events.

 Confiscation of device for increasing periods of time for subsequent violations.

 In-school suspension.

 Out of school suspension.

 Notification of law enforcement, at school's discretion, if circumstances warrant such



With prior approval of the principal, the above prohibitions may be relaxed under the following


 The use is specifically required to implement a student's current and valid IEP;

 The use is at the direction of a teacher for educational purposes;

 The use is determined by the principal to be necessary for other special circumstances,

health-related reasons, or emergency.


School Fee Notice


The Utah Constitution prohibits the charging of fees in elementary schools. That means that if your child is in kindergarten through grade six (unless your child is in grade six and attends a school that includes one or more 7-12 grades), you cannot be charged for textbooks, classroom equipment or supplies, musical instruments, field trips, assemblies, snacks (other than food provided through the School Lunch Program), or for anything else that takes place or is used during the regular school day.

If you wish to purchase school pictures, yearbooks, or similar items through the school, those costs are not fees and will not be waived. Also, if your student loses or damages school property, the costs of replacement or repair are not fees and need not be waived.

Federal law permits schools to charge for food or milk provided as part of the School Lunch Program. If you cannot afford to pay, you may be eligible for free or reduced price meals or milk. Your school will give you information about applying for free or reduced price meals and milk. All information which you provide in your application will be kept confidential.

State law and State Board of Education rules do not permit schools to charge fees for anything that takes place during the regular school day unless your child is in grade six and attends a school that includes one or more 7-12 grades! Fees may only be charged for programs offered before or after school, or during school vacations. If your child is eligible based on income verification or receives SSI payments (QUALIFIED CHILD WITH DISABILITIES), or if you are receiving TANF (currently qualified for financial assistance or food stamps) or if the child was placed in your home by the government as a foster child, the school must waive the fees. If you are having a financial emergency caused by job loss, major illness, or other substantial loss of income beyond your control, you might be eligible for a waiver even if other eligibility criteria are not met. If your local school board/charter school allows your school to charge fees, a Fee Waiver Application (Grades K-6) is enclosed. Your school will give you additional information about fee waivers if you ask.

School funds are limited, and your school may need help. As a result, the school may ask you for taxdeductible donations of school supplies, equipment, or money, but the school cannot require donations or tell anyone else the names of those who have or have not made donations (except that the school may honor those who make major donations). No child may be penalized for not making a donation. For example, if donations are used to pay for a field trip, every child must be allowed to go on the trip even though some may not have made a donation.

State law requires schools or school districts to require DOCUMENTATION of fee waiver eligibility if parent must “apply for fee waivers.” Local/charter boards will have policies and/or guidelines for determining eligibility for fee waivers.

School district/school administrators shall request documentation of fee waiver eligibility from those who apply for fee waivers if fees or charges are required for non-regular school day activities, such as after-school music or foreign language programs or Friday ski programs.

Fee waiver eligibility documentation is NOT required annually. Also, documentation shall NOT be maintained for privacy reasons. Schools may transfer fee waiver eligibility information to other schools to which students advance or transfer.

NOTE: If your district/school does not require parents in the entire district area or parents and students in Page 1 of 2 specific schools or sections of the district to “apply for fee waivers,” district administrators NEED NOT require verification of eligibility under this section.

If you have questions, first talk to your school or school district representative listed below. If you still need help, contact one of the other agencies listed:

School telephone no.: 801-402-2950
Ask for: Douglas Forsgren

District telephone no.: 801-402-5600 Ask for: ______________________

Utah State Office of Education 2

50 East 500 South P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200