Enjoy a great summer read! The Spring 2021 issue of the CCH JOURNAL is available HERE.
- Student & Parent Responsibilities
- Family Link
- Prohibited Usage Examples
- Sanctions for Violations of Policy
- Students are responsible for practicing/displaying good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communications apply in all instances of technology usage.
- The network is provided for students to conduct research and communicate with others. Access to network services is given to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Parent permission is required. Access is a privilege - not a right. Individual users of the school computer network are responsible for their behavior and communications over the network. Student users are to comply with school standards and will honor the agreements they have signed. The school will restrict, monitor, and control the communications of individuals utilizing the network.
- Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and insure that the system is used in a responsible manner. Users should not expect that files stored on school servers will always remain private.
- During school, teachers guide students toward appropriate materials. Outside of school, we encourage families to bear the same responsibility for such guidance in the use of technology as they exercise with information sources such as television, telephones, movies, social media websites, radio and other potentially offensive media.
Family Link gives both the students and parents the capability to view grades and current averages at any point in the semester. Information such as homework, test dates, and class notes may be found on Canvas pages. Family Link provides separate user logon names and passwords for both students and parents. This information is handed out at the beginning of the freshman year or when a student transfers into CCH and remains the same until graduation. Parents that do not receive an activation code or forget the logon name and/or password should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide him with both the parent’s name and student’s name. Students may see the Technology Office to recover this information. Students may also obtain this information from their Guidance Counselors.
The following are examples of prohibitive uses on the school network:
- Email for personal usage – including instant messaging
- Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
- Using obscene language
- Harassing, insulting or attacking others
- Damaging computers, peripherals, or other electronic devices
- Violating copyright laws
- Using another student's account to access computers
- Trespassing in another person’s folders, works or files
- Intentionally wasting limited resources
- Screen savers
- Unauthorized programs or websites, ie. You Tube, Facebook, twitter or any gaming or gambling website.
- Using the network for commercial purposes
- Failure to comply with reasonable request of teacher directives of classroom management and instruction
- Prohibited actions on social media per the Dean of Discipline
- Use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) while at school is prohibited.
Violations will result in the following sanctions or legal action.A first offense will result in a minimum of one week of detention including a Saturday School. A second offense during a student’s high school career will result in a minimum of two weeks of detention, including two Saturday Schools and removal from all technology usage at CCH for a minimum of two weeks. Any infractions beyond the second offense will result in a minimum of three days of suspension from school and an indefinite suspension from all technology usage, the length of which will be determined by the administration. In each case a letter will be sent to the parents notifying them of their son’s misconduct.
Depending on the severity of the infraction or the frequent abuse of this policy any offense may result in expulsion. All offenses are cumulative through the student’s career at CCH.
Any work or assignments missed due to suspension of computer usage will either need to be made up outside of school or will result in a grade of zero if completing the work outside of school is not an option. There are some specific software programs which are required for specific classes that students may not have access to outside of school.