Technology is a great tool that can be used for God’s glory when properly used. Weimar Academy utilizes technology in it’s program and wishes to enter into an agreement with each student and family desiring to attend the school.
The Internet is a powerful resource for expanding the educational experience of each student. Access to the Internet will enable students to explore unlimited resources while exchanging messages with other users throughout the world. Unfortunately, it is true that some materials accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or offensive. We believe, however, that the benefits to students in information resources and opportunities for collaboration exceed the disadvantages.
Since the network is provided for students to conduct research and communicate with others, access is given to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Parental permission is required. Access is a privilege–not a right. Access entails responsibility. School staff may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly. We want there to be no confusion on how technology is to be used during the school year. Please read carefully the following statements below, initialing in the spaces provided, those statements that you agree with and then sign at the bottom. Thank you
Computer Usage Details
- Classroom use of computers is limited to emailing teachers and school-related work associated with the class they are currently attending (i.e. - No working on English while in Math class)
- During work time, only work related browsing is allowed
- No computers at worship time
- Computer use during study hall time is limited to the following:
- School-related work
- Skype/email friends on designated cell phone evenings only
- Skype/email parents any evening after approval from dean
- Students are allowed 1 hour of personal time on Sundays. Students will verify with deans on the time frame for that usage.
**Exceptions to this policy may be made, but you must have staff approval beforehand
3 Step Discipline Process for Breaking this Policy
Step 1 – Verbal warning with communication to parents, Lose personal time for a month
Step 2 – Written plan drafted by parents, student and staff
Step 3 – Grounds for dismissal
As a reminder, technology is a wonderful tool that can be used for God’s glory when used properly. We
encourage you to make good choices in order for you to enjoy your freedoms and we look forward to
seeing how the Lord will bless your efforts in the use of technology.
Parent or guardian
I understand that the Internet can provide students with valuable learning experiences.
I understand that the school provides a filtering system on computers connected to the Internet and that every reasonable effort will be made to provide supervision. I also understand that the school cannot completely control what is accessed.
I accept that, while teachers will always exercise their duty of care, protection against exposure to harmful information must depend finally upon responsible use by students