Weld County School District 6 Technology Use Agreement
**As a part of the District 6 Online Registration process, parent/guardian and student are acknowledging they will read, review and abide by Weld County School District 6 policies posted below. Failure to follow these policies may result in loss of access to school computers and/or disciplinary or legal action may be taken.**
Student Technology Use Agreement
(Version 3, May 2012)
Weld County School District 6 encourages students to use the Internet and electronic communications, such as e-mail, to help them with their schoolwork. Using the school computers and the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Students have no expectation of privacy when using the school's computers. The entire policy can be found at Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications (JS*) Students are expected to follow these rules:
I agree to ....
- use the Internet only when the teacher has given me permission.
- tell the teacher immediately if I unintentionally access inappropriate material while using the Internet or electronic communications.
- never log in with someone else's name and password.
- never give others personal information while using the Internet or electronic communications unless specifically approved by the teacher or counselor.
- never arrange face-to-face meetings with persons met on the Internet or through electronic communications.
- not use the internet or electronic devices to bully, harass, threaten, demean, or promote violence or hatred against another person or group of persons.
- not vandalize technology equipment or the district network. This will result in cancellation of privileges and may result in school disciplinary action and/or legal action.
- only use licensed software provided by the school. I will not load any personal software onto the computer.
Weld County School District 6 Chromebook Agreement
(Version 1.4, May 2022)
Students across the district will be issued Google Chromebooks for use in school and at home. This document provides students and their parents/guardians with information about taking care of the equipment, using it to complete assignments, and being a good digital citizen.
Students and their parents/guardians are reminded that use of District Technology is a privilege and not a right and that everything done on any District-owned computer, network, or electronic communication device may be monitored by school authorities. Inappropriate use of District Technology can result in limited or banned computer use, disciplinary consequences, removal from courses, loss of credit, receiving a failing grade, and/or legal action.
To understand the expectations of Weld County School District 6, students and their parents/guardians are responsible for reviewing the Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications (JS*) and agreeing to the Annual Acceptable Use Agreement (JS-E).
Ownership of the Chromebook
Weld County School District 6 retains sole right of possession of the Chromebook. The Chromebooks are lent to the students for educational purposes only for the academic year. Moreover, District 6 administrative staff and faculty retain the right to collect and/or inspect Chromebooks at any time, including via electronic remote access and to alter, add or delete installed software or hardware.
Spare Equipment and Lending
If a student’s Chromebook is inoperable, the school has a limited number of spare devices for use while the student’s Chromebook is repaired or replaced. This agreement remains in effect for loaner computers. The student may not opt to keep an inoperable Chromebook to avoid doing class work due to loss or damage. If a student does not bring his/her Chromebook to school, the student may be required to borrow a device from the school based on the direction from his/her teacher. Disciplinary action may result for failure to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school.
Warranty and Insurance
The District will repair or replace damaged equipment resulting from normal use. All other breakages will be assessed by the District and may be charged to the student. The District will make its best attempt to purchase replacement parts and labor at the best possible price. Loss or theft of the device is also the student’s responsibility and may result in the student being charged the full replacement cost of a new device. This replacement or repair cost will be at current purchasing and repair agreement costs, but in no case will exceed $400.
Responsibility for the Chromebook
Students are solely responsible for the Chromebooks issued to them and must adhere to the following:
● Students must comply with the Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications (JS*) when using their Chromebooks.
● Students must bring their Chromebooks to school every day and make sure it is fully charged. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. (Note: A fully charged Chromebook should last at least 8 hours.)
● Students must treat their device with care and never leave it in an unsecured location.
● Students must keep their device in a protective case or backpack when traveling.
● Students must promptly report any problems with their Chromebook using the district’s help desk system or by notifying school personnel.
● Students may not remove or interfere with the serial number and other identification tags.
● Students may not attempt to remove or change the physical structure of the Chromebook, including the keys, screen cover or plastic casing.
● Students may not attempt to install or run any operating system on the Chromebook other than the ChromeOS operating system supported by the district.
● Students must keep their device clean and must not touch the screen with anything (e.g., your finger, pen, pencil, etc.) other than approved computer screen cleaners.
Responsibility for Electronic Data
The students are solely responsible for any apps or extensions on their Chromebooks that are not installed by a member of the District 6 technology staff. Students are responsible for backing up their data to protect from loss. Users of District Technology have no rights, ownership, or expectations of privacy to any data that is, or was, stored on the Chromebook, school network, or any school issued applications and are given no guarantees that data will be retained or destroyed.
Students must follow the six conditions of being a good digital citizen:
1. Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online names that are appropriate. I will consider the information and images that I post online. I will consider what personal information about my life, experiences, experimentation or relationships I post. I will not be obscene.
2. Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details or a schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me. I will protect passwords, accounts and resources.
3. Respect Others. I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to antagonize, bully, harass or stalk other people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites. I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate. I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not enter other people's private spaces or areas.
4. Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse, not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications; I will moderate unacceptable materials and conversations, and not visiting sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.
5. Respect Intellectual Property. I will request permission to use resources. I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media etc. I will acknowledge all primary sources. I will validate information. I will use and
abide by the fair use rules.
6. Protect Intellectual Property. I will request to use the software and media others produce. I will use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase, license and register all software. I will purchase my music and media, and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses. I will act with integrity.
Copyright and File Sharing
Students are required to follow all copyright laws around all media including text, images, programs, music, and video. Downloading, sharing, and posting online illegally obtained media is against the Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications (JS*) policy.
Website & Social Media Guidelines
Think before you act because your virtual actions are real and permanent!
- Be aware of what you post online. Website and social media venues are very public. What you contribute leaves a digital footprint for all to see. Do not post anything you wouldn’t want friends, enemies, parents, teachers, future colleges, or employers to see.
- Follow the school’s code of conduct when writing online. It is acceptable to disagree with other’s opinions; however, do it in a respectful way. Make sure that criticism is constructive and not hurtful. What is inappropriate in the classroom is inappropriate online.
- Be safe online. Never give out personal information, including, but not limited to, last names, phone numbers, addresses, exact birthdates, and pictures. Do not share your password with anyone besides your teachers and parents.
- Linking to other websites to support your thoughts and ideas is recommended. However, be sure to read and review the entire website prior to linking to ensure that all information is appropriate for a school setting.
- Do your own work! Do not use other people’s intellectual property without their permission. Be aware that it is a violation of copyright law to copy and paste other’s thoughts. It is good practice to hyperlink to your sources.
- Be aware that pictures may also be protected under copyright laws. Verify that you have permission to use the image or that it is under Creative Commons attribution.
- How you represent yourself online is an extension of yourself. Do not misrepresent yourself by using someone else’s identity
- Online work should be well written. Follow writing conventions including proper grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. If you edit someone else’s work, be sure it is in the spirit of improving the writing.
- If you run across inappropriate material that makes you feel uncomfortable or is not respectful, tell your teacher right away
Technology Use Agreement Documents
- Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications (JS*)
- Annual Acceptable Use Agreement (JS-E) - English & Spanish
- Chromebook Agreement - English - Chromebook Agreement - Spanish
- District Technology Use Agreement
Charter School Technology Agreements
Charter schools have separate technology use agreements that may be found on their websites. See School Directory.
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