The School District of North Fond du Lac
Internet - Acceptable Use Policy
Engagement Study Participants
December 2011 revised

Main Purpose of Study:
To find out if the iPad2 has an impact on a student’s effectiveness and efficiency as it relates to educational achievement and engagement. The District is advocating for each student to individualize the device to best meet his or her learning style and educational and personal needs.
Overview of Responsibility:
By agreeing to be part of the School District of North Fond du Lac’s Student Engagement Project, you and your guardian are to follow all study requirements (including providing information to researchers as required), only store appropriate media (pictures, music, documents, videos) on the iPad2, and be responsible for the safety and maintenance of the iPad2. The District is asking for a $20, refundable security deposit for the iPad2. This money will be used if necessary, to offset any damage that happens to the iPad2 under the students care (this does not included malfunction or defects of the iPad2 – the District does carry a warranty for these problems). If the iPad2 is stolen or lost, you will have a $100 fine placed on your school account. If the iPad2 is returned with no damage after the study, you will be refunded your $20.
The purpose of this study is to see the impact the iPad2 has on your engagement (being more actively involved in learning) and achievement (how much new knowledge and skills you acquire), as well as seeing how/ if this device can make you more efficient and effective in your education and personal life. The District wants you to use the iPad2 for personal and educational matters;it is your responsibility to have the iPad2 charged and with you at school every day.
You will be developing an Apple ID and meeting with Mr. Hayes and/or Ms. Stevens to get your iPad2 set up and get all the paper work completed. Your Apple ID must be tied to your School email and will be used to download apps, utilize FaceTime, and address any other elements that require an Apple ID. If you wish, with your parent’s consent, you can create your personal ID, tied to a different email, that can be used to purchase music, personal apps, or retrieve/rent/purchase other apps. If you want to get an educational app for your iPad2, you need to request it from Mr. Hayes or Ms. Stevens, they will make the decision to purchase the app with District funds and if approved, will send you a link to download the app utilizing your school email associated Apple ID.
All appropriate use policies provisions apply to the iPad2. The iPad2 will logged into the secure District WiFi and your iPad2 will be part of a mobile device management system (a profile you cannot remove – if you remove enrollment in to the MDM you will be terminated from the study and the iPad2 will be reclaimed by the District).



iPad2 Specific Appropriate Use Guidelines:
  • iPad2s issued to students are District property and are intended to be used to make learning more efficient and effective and enhance his or her life. The District promotes the use of the iPad2s not only for the educational purposes, but understands the importance of the student to also use the device for personal, organizational, communication and creative purposes. Any personal information, data, files or applications that are stored on the District issued iPad2 are subject to decency and appropriateness standards and at any time can be inspected for inappropriate materials or content by administration or teachers. If any inappropriate content or applications are found, the device will be confiscated and the student maybe subject to further discipline. The iPad2s are district property and any personal content should follow appropriateness of content guidelines, all copyright laws and licensing agreements.
  • Any misuse of the iPad2 in the school or on school grounds, including use at inappropriate times, utilizing the applications or capabilities to violate other policies and rules will result in the immediate confiscation of the device. If a teacher, aide, administrator, support staff tells you to put the iPad2 down or away, you must follow the directive.

Computer (including handhelds and peripherals), network, and Internet access is a privilege available to students in the School District of North Fond du Lac. The District’s goal in providing this service is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. The following guidelines are provided so that students are aware of the responsibilities required to use this technology. Please read this document carefully and sign at the bottom. Computer use at school may be revoked (and other disciplinary action can be administered) if a student does not adhere to the guidelines below.

1. Acceptable Use: My use of computers, the Internet, and the school network must be in support of education and research within the educational goals and objectives of the North Fond du Lac School District. Transmission of any material in violation of any U.S., state, or school regulations are prohibited. This includes copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material restricted by school policy or staff. The school network includesthe use of school computers (including handhelds), and computer peripherals, as well as the use of schoolnetwork services such as the Internet, school e-mail / web services accounts, and network file folders.
Students should have no expectation of computer privacy, as the school may monitor computer,
e-mail, and Internet use

2. Personal Responsibility: As a member of my school community, I will accept responsibility for proper use of school technology and for reporting any misuse of technology. My use of school technology will meet the guidelines below:
  • I will respect the privacy and dignity of students and teachers at all times. I will not use, copy, or delete another user’s files, folders, or passwords.
  • I will keep my own passwords private and I will not share passwords with a friend.
  • I will use appropriate language by refraining from the use of profanity or insulting language. Offensive messages that originate outside of school, but disrupt the school’s educational process may be subject to school consequences.
  • I will respect school equipment, including an absence of vandalism or computer viruses.
  • I will only use software that is pre-approved by the administration of The School District of North Fond du Lac.



3. Internet Safety: the Internet provides opportunities to access new resources, but it also provides unique risks to students. The School District of North Fond du Lac provides filtered access to the Internet on nearly all school computers, but to ensure my safety on the Internet, I will follow the guidelines below:
  • I will not give out on the Internet personal information such as my full name, phone number, or address.
  • I will not give out on the Internet personal information about someone else such as his or her name, phone number, or address.
  • I will not correspond or meet with someone through the Internet without the pre-approval of a teacher.
  • I will only access or download sites appropriate for school classes or activities.
  • I will immediately report any technology use that makes me uncomfortable or violates school policies.

4. E-Mail/Communication Safety: E-mail and other online communication services provide opportunities for students, but they require careful use. I will follow the guidelines below when using school computers/accounts:
  • I will only use an e-mail account at school with the prior permission of a teacher and will get permission from a teacher each time I use e-mail at school. Instant messaging and chat rooms are prohibited.
  • I will adhere to all of the aforementioned guidelines in this Acceptable Use Policy when using a school provided e-mail account or other school provided computer service at school or another location in the School District.
I understand that my activity on the internet and e-mail is filtered or monitored and I take full accountability for the emails I send or receive and the websites that I access.






This Appropriate Use Policy must be included on the student’s iPad2 –iBooks shelf