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Family Guidelines for LaunchEd Devices

Family Responsibilities and Guidelines for LaunchEd Devices

Parents/Guardians are responsible for:

•carefully reading the LaunchED Family Technology Handbook at digital.ocps.net.•explaining the handbook to their child.•reading and signing the Parent Technology Media Information Consent Form in annually.•helping to ensure the digital device is kept safe and secure at all times to avoid breakage, damage, loss, and theft.•ensuring that the digital device is used for digital learning purposes only outside of school.•checking the digital device frequently for damage and reporting any issues to the appropriate school personnel.•carefully monitoring daily use of the Internet at home.•reporting any loss of, or damage to, the digital device within 72 hours.•providing the school with a copy of the police report listing OCPS as the property owner in the event of theft.•returning the digital device to the school at the end of the school year, during inventory periods, when damaged, upon withdrawal, and/or in instances where the student is suspended/expelled for any reason.

Students are responsible for:

•keeping their digital device safe.•charging their digital device nightly.•restarting their digital device weekly to get important updates.•bringing their digital device to school daily.•reporting any loss of, or damage, to the digital device within 72 hours.NOTE: Teachers will design many of their lessons and classroom activities based on students having access to their digital device. If students does not have their digital device and/or it is not charged, they will still be required to participate in the day’s activities with alternative tools/materials or have to make up the lesson/assignment.

Care at Home/School:

•Keep the digital device on the center of your table or desk (not on your lap).•Close the lid of the digital device before standing up or moving the digital device. Always use two hands when carrying or transporting the digital device.•Lock, shut down, or put it to sleep before walking away from the digital device (this will prevent others from accessing your documents/files in your absence).•Keep your digital device in your backpack when moving to different classes or not in use.•Never leave your digital device unattended for any reason (keep in designated storage area in your classroom when going to lunch, recess, etc).•Digital devices should be stored upright.•Never pile things on top of the digital device.

Students are prohibited from:

•putting stickers or additional marking on the digital devices, cases, batteries, or power cord/chargers.•removing or interfering with any identification placed on the digital device (barcode, labels, etc).

Traveling To and From School:

•Completely shut down the digital device before traveling.•Do not leave the digital device in a vehicle, especially in extreme heat.
•If you have to leave your backpack in a car for an extended period of time, storage should be in a lockedtrunk where it will not be subject to extreme hot or cold.
•Use your backpack for transport.
•Digital devices may be used on school buses.

Digital Device Cleaning:

•Use a microfiber cloth to clean digital device screens and compressed air to clean digital device keyboards.•DO NOT use Windex or glass cleaner to clean digital device screens as it can damage them.•DO NOT attempt to remove keyboard keys to clean.
Financial Liability Parents/Guardians/Students are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement if the device is:
•accidentally damaged,
•intentionally damaged,
•damaged due to negligence,
•lost due to negligence,
•not returned at the end of the year or upon withdrawal, and/or
•stolen but not reported to local law enforcement.
It is important to remember that negligence is an intentional act!

FINES:

Fines are assessed in two categories: accident and intentional.
Examples of accidents include: spilling water on keyboard, knocking digital device off desk, etc.
Examples of intentional acts include: throwing the digital device, using the digital device as a shield/umbrella,leaving digital device outside, etc.
Fines are as follows:
1st Offense:
•1st Electronic Device Fine: Accident Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $50.00 max.
•1st Device Accessories Fine: Accident Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $10.00 max.
•1st Electronic Device Fine: Intentional Act or Theft Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $100.00max.
•1st Device Accessories: Intentional Act or Theft Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $100.00 max.
2nd Offense:
•2nd Electronic Device Fine: Accident Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $50.00 max.
•2nd Device Accessories Fine: Accident Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $10.00 max.
•2nd Electronic Device Fine: Intentional Act or Theft Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $100.00max.
•2nd Device Accessories: Intentional Act or Theft Actual cost of repair/replacement up to $100.00 max.
3rd Offense and thereafter:
•3rd and thereafter Electronic Device Fine Actual cost of repair/replacement
•3rd and thereafter Device Accessories Fine Actual cost of repair/replacement
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