Technology allows teachers to enhance and extend our curriculum in ways that were previously inconceivable. Along with the advantages of using technology also comes the need to educate students about responsibility and safety when using computers, tablets, smartphones and theInternet. The administration and staff of Redmond School District are committed to providing our students with opportunities to learn and communicate with others, in a safe environment, through a wide range of technology.
In order to comply with the federal Children’s Internet Protection Act, the school district uses robust web filters and device management tools. We also provide digital citizenship toolkits and opportunities for our teachers and students to set, model, and follow responsible use guidelines in their classrooms. Redmond School District believes in open access to the Internet and its wealth of information. While providing access to these resources, the school district makes a concerted effort to only allow access to age appropriate content. The Responsible Use Policy is meant to act as a guide to help students and families make positive choices when interacting online.
The policy is intended for all students in the Redmond School District. It will be distributed to students as necessary this school year with full implementation in the 2015-2016 school year. Both students and parents will be asked to sign the policy during registration before school begins. If you’d like to review the Responsible Use Policy you can view a copy of it online at http://www.redmond.k12.or.
If you have questions about the Responsible Use Policy, please contact Jeremy Macdonald, Director of Technology & Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.