Internet & Photo Use

  • Internet & Photo Use

    Acceptable Internet Use

    Use of the Internet shall be limited to educational and instructional purposes related to the curriculum. All persons who access the Internet must conduct themselves in a responsible, ethical and polite manner while using the network.  Before initially having access to the Internet, students must complete an Internet Utilization Form, which includes parent/guardian approval.  If parents/guardians prefer that their children do not have access to the Internet under any circumstances, they should sent their request in writing to the building principal on an annual basis.

    Cell Phones: Students are only permitted to use cell phones under the direction of a teacher or administrator. Classroom use is only permitted at the teacher’s discretion. Students should not assume it is their right or privilege to use personal devices, including cell phones, during the school day. Use of a cell phone includes, but is not limited to, communicating with others using the cell phone, texting, taking pictures, video recording, audio recording, or accessing or attempting to access the Internet. The above mentioned use will result in school disciplinary action and, if applicable may result in police action.

    Discipline Options

    1st Offense is a Level I Offense -- The cell phone and all its contents are confiscated; to be returned to student at the end of the school day.

    2nd Offense is a Level II Offense -- The cell phone and all its contents are confiscated; only returned to the parents with the appropriate disciplinary action taken.

    Subsequent offenses are considered a Level III Offense and may result in suspension and will result in confiscation of the cell phone and all its contents; returned only to the parent.

    Community Web Portal

    CVSD’s “Sapphire”?Community Web Portal allows parents to access their child’s classroom progress, homework assignments, and teacher comments.

    Parents must apply for an account before using the Community Web Portal by clicking on the Community Web Portal Application and Acceptable Use Policy Form. The application is done once for each user and does not need to be repeated each year. When prompted, parents will enter the district KEYWORD, which is “sapphire” and create a username and password. A notification letter containting a school-generated PIN (personal identification number) will be emailed to parents after the signed registration form is received by the Sapphire school administrator. Please keep this information in a secure place.

    Visit the Community Web Portal here.

    Use of Student  Voice, Physical Presence and Work

    Conestoga Valley School District utilizes many forms of technology for student learning.  Parents and students should understand that by participating in some classroom technology projects that student voice, physical presence and work may be electronically recorded, transmitted and displayed to an audience outside school walls.  If parents do not want their child’s voice, physical presence and work created in school displayed outside of school, they must contact the building principal.

    Public Relations Program

    The school district public relations program uses student voice, physical presence and work in publications, web and social media content, video productions, newspapers and television to promote programs and accomplishments. Parents who do not wish to have their student(s) appear in any of these public relations initiatives must complete an electronic form at the beginning of the school year. A link to the form can be found on the Community Web Portal.