Acceptable Use Policy
All students and staff at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School will have access to technology as part of their learning environment. It is expected that Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School participants will abide by this Acceptable Use Policy when using Computers and other technology at the school.
Electronic Communication: Texting and wireless phone calls are prohibited in school and on school grounds (this includes walking to and from the Annex). Phone calls may be made, with permission, from the office.
Gadgets: CCLCS is an "electronics free zone." This means that students are not to use cell phones, iPods (or music listening devices of any type), or any other electronic gadgets on school grounds. They should leave all such electronics at home, or stowed away in backpacks. Laptops being used for school work are acceptable but their use is limited to school assignments.
Hardware: All users are expected to treat computers with the care they deserve. Users agree not to physically tamper with computers and computer equipment. All school rules regarding vandalism apply to computers as well. Students should not move or unplug computer cables without teacher permission.
Internet: Students may use the Internet for educational purposes only AND only with the permission of their classroom teachers - downloading, email and instant messaging are allowed only with direct teacher supervision. All users are expected to give credit for any work (graphics or text) taken from the Internet. Students may not, at any time, type their home address or telephone number to anyone on the Internet.
Optical Disks: Students may not insert CDs or DVDs into CCLCS computers without teacher approval.
Privacy: Computer files belonging to other students or teachers are the same as property. Therefore, any tampering with files or projects belonging to another person will be regarded as stealing. Users are expected to respect the privacy of files belonging to the school, teachers, and students.
Software: Students may not load software, GAMES or APPLICATIONS, onto CCLCS computers. Installation or removal of software should be done only by staff after technology team notification. Software copyrights are respected by CCLCS; software piracy is prohibited.
Any student found tampering with computer hardware or software could be liable for repair. Such repairs are often expensive. Students who violate this Acceptable Use Policy may lose computer privileges for a period of time.