The Student Device Agreement must be signed at the beginning of the school year. If the agreement is not signed, a student will either not receive a device, or will loose access to said device until the agreement has been signed.
The Student Device Agreement reads:
►I will take good care of my device. I will never leave my device unattended, and I will know where it is at all times.
►I will not reset my device.
►I will not disassemble any part of my device or attempt any repairs.
►I will protect my device by only carrying it with two hands at all times.
►I will not place decorations (such as stickers, markers, etc.) on the device. I will not deface the serial number/ serial number sticker on any device. This will result in a $25 fine.
►I will follow the policies outlined in the Board of Education Policy while at school, as well as outside the school day.
►I will follow classroom rules for the device set up by my classroom teacher. I will be on task in class and am aware that there may be consequences if I am off task.
►I will exclusively use apps and programs during class that are appropriate to the in-class assignment.
►I will not download restricted apps or profiles. (A current list of restricted apps can be found in the student handbook located on the school web site elmwoodparkschools.org under Quick Links as well as under Tech Central.)
►I will bring a fully charged device to school every day. If I am unable to participate in class due to an expired battery or lack of a device, my grade may be affected.
►I will handle my device carefully and respectfully. I will never leave the device unsecured. I will never loan it out to another individual without teacher permission. I will keep food and beverages away from my device, since they may cause damage to the device.
►I will ask and get permission prior to recording audio and taking photos/videos of my classmates and staff members.
►I understand that my device is the property of the Elmwood Park School District and will be routinely inspected at any time without notice.
►I will use my device as a Learning Device. I will not text or play inappropriate games during instructional time. I will delete media (e.g. apps, photos, music, etc.) that impedes the device being used for educational use. I will use my device in ways that are appropriate, meet administrative expectations and are educational.
►I will not delete or tamper with profiles and configurations on my device.
►I will be responsible for all damage or loss caused by neglect or abuse. I will report loss or damage immediately to my school principal and to the technology department.
►I will file a police report in case of theft, vandalism, and other acts.
►Upon graduation or leaving the district, I agree to return the district device and power cords in good working condition.
►I agree to the stipulations set forth in the above document including the use of Electronic Communication and Recording Devices Policy (5516); the Acceptable Use Policy (2361); and the Student Pledge Device Use, which are all available for view on the District Website.
Also, in compliance with the Anti-Big Brother Act (N.J.S.A.) 18A:36-39 (P.L. 2013, c.44), the district notifies you of the following:
►The electronic device issued to your student may record or collect information on the student’s activity or the student’s use of the device if the electronic device is equipped with a camera, global positioning system, or other feature capable of recording or collection information on the student’s activity or use of the device.
Elmwood Park Public Schools District shall not use any of the capabilities in a manner that would violate the privacy rights of the student or any other individual residing with the student.