SAINT BRENDAN SCHOOL

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Saint Brendan School believes in the educational value of a computer system and the Internet and recognizes their potential to support and enrich the curriculum and the student learning process.  Our goal in providing a computer system and Internet access is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication.  Use of the computer system and the Internet is a privilege and access entails responsibility.  Saint Brendan School cannot prevent the availability of all inappropriate material on the Internet.  The use of the computer system and Internet is subject to this acceptable use agreement and all the rules, regulations and policies of Saint Brendan School.  Saint Brendan School supports and respects each family’s rights to decide whether or not to apply for student computer system and Internet access.

Acceptable Use:  The computer system and Internet access has been established for an educational purpose.  The user understands and agrees to the following:

  • The use of the system and Internet must be consistent with and in support of the educational goals and objectives of Saint Brendan School’s curriculum and mission statement.
  • The use of any material in violation of any law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trademark or trade secret.
  • The purchase or sale of any product or service, or any other commercial use is prohibited.
  • The listing of any advertisements or political materials is prohibited.
  • Illegal activities of any kind are prohibited.

Behavior:  The user is expected to follow the generally accepted rules of computer use/Internet etiquette.  These rules include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be polite. Always use the system in an ethical and respectful manner.
  • Use appropriate language.
  • User shall not reveal his/her name, home address, personal telephone number or any other personal information.
  • User shall not reveal the personal information of any other person.
  • User shall not disrupt or congest the computer system or Internet in any manner.
  • User shall not post anonymous messages.
  • User shall not access, create, or distribute harassing, defaming, discriminatory, abusive, pornographic, fraudulent, obscene, racist, sexist, or threatening material or imagery.
  • User shall not attempt to access blocked Internet sites.
  • User shall only use school approved, licensed software and shall not use other programs or applications or download any information without the permission of the Principal.
  • User shall not use the account or password of another user or attempt to impersonate any other person.
  • Confidential information should not be transmitted over the Internet.
  • User shall report any known or suspected misuse of the computer system and/or Internet to the Principal.
  • User shall not make any false complaints against any other user.

Services:  Saint Brendan School makes no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to the use of the computer system and/or Internet.  Use of any information obtained through the use of the computer system and/or Internet is at the user’s own risk.  Saint Brendan School does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained through the Internet or for any damage a user may suffer as a result of use of the computer system and/or Internet, including but not limited to, loss of data or interruption of service.  Saint Brendan School is not responsible for any financial obligations arising from the unauthorized use of the computer system and/or Internet.

 

Security:  Security on any computer system is a high priority.  If a user identifies a security problem, he/she shall notify the Media Center Specialist immediately, without discussing it or showing it to another person.  Any user identified as a security risk will be subject to disciplinary action, up to, and, including expulsion.

 

Vandalism:  Vandalism includes, but is not limited to, any attempt to harm or destroy the computer system, hardware, software, or data of Saint Brendan School, another user or of any other agency or network that is connected through the Internet.  Vandalism will subject the user to disciplinary action, up to, and including expulsion, and may involve a referral to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

 

Password:  If Saint Brendan School issues passwords, the user understands that the password chosen is for personal use only and shall not be shared with any person, except as directed by the school.  The password may be changed at any time according to the needs of the school.

 

Monitoring:  The computer system and all communications and information transmitted by, received from, or stored in the computer system, including e-mail, are the property of Saint Brendan School.  User should not expect that his/her use of the computer system and Internet is private.  User has no expectation of privacy in any use of the Internet or computer system.  Saint Brendan School has the right, at any time, to access, monitor, and disclose any and all use of the computer system and Internet, including but not limited to, back-up files, e-mail messages and the transmission, receipt or storage of information in the computer as it deems necessary.  Monitoring will be conducted to ensure system integrity and to ensure that all users are using the computer system and Internet responsibly and according to this acceptable use agreement.  User acknowledges and expressly consents to school accessing, monitoring, and disclosing his/her use of the computer system and/or Internet at any time at the school’s discretion.

 

Termination:  Saint Brendan School has the sole right at any time, with or without cause, to terminate or suspend any user’s access to, and use of, the computer system and/or Internet.

 

Responsibility:  User understands that the computer system and Internet are to be used only for educational purposes.  Any violation of the terms of this acceptable use agreement may result in loss of computer and Internet privileges, disciplinary action, up to, and, including expulsion, and appropriate legal action.

The Internet links computers around the world and provides access to a wide variety of information and resources.  The law affecting the Internet is developing and changing daily.  No acceptable use agreement could identify each and every inappropriate use of the computer system and/or Internet through school property.  Saint Brendan School is the sole judge of whether the use of the computer system and/or Internet is consistent with this acceptable use agreement and its decision shall be final.  If user is unaware whether use of the computer system and/or Internet is appropriate, user shall confer with the Media Center Specialist.  Saint Brendan School reserves the right to modify this acceptable use agreement at any time in any manner.

 

VOLUNTEER SERVICE FEE GUIDELINES

1 CHILD, 25 HOURS = $250

2 CHILDREN, 35 HOURS = $400

3 OR MORE CHILDREN, 40 HOURS = $450

These hours are monitored by Christine Bailey and overseen by the Principal, Maura Burke.

Several ways in which to earn service hours are listed below:

  • Chaperoning Field Trips
  • Volunteering at Lunch (Monday-Friday from 11:30-12:30)
  • Class Liaison – 10 hours (Responsible throughout the year for collecting $ for your child’s class for donations, teacher gifts, etc.)
  • Reading to your child/children’s class
  • Chair a Fundraising Event – 25 hours (see Parent Guild Membership Form) Co-Chair will receive 15 service hours. *please note this change
  • Volunteering at any School Sponsored Event.
  • Christmas Calendar Sales – 10 hours ONLY if all 10 calendars are sold (November-December)
  • Sponsorship of Softball Tournament/Golf Tournament.
  • Any general help in the School throughout the School Year.
  • Other family members may also provide volunteer hours that will be credited to your family. Only family members can give other family members extra hours.  For example:  friends can’t give their hours to friends.
  • Donations (gift cards, baskets, sports tickets, etc.,) to an event do not automatically go towards service hours – you must get prior approval from Christine Bailey.
  • Volunteering at the Church does not count towards service hours unless approved by the Principal.
  • Donating to class baskets DO NOT COUNT towards hours.
  • At the conclusion of the school year, if a family has completed the required number of service hours, a credit will be applied to next year’s volunteer service charge. If a family has not completed the required number of service hours, then a volunteer service fee charge will be added to the next year’s tuition account. 
  • All parents must keep track of their own hours and email them to Christine Bailey for approval or send in service hour log sheet.
  • PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUBMITTING THEIR HOURS IMMEDIATELY AFTER EACH EVENT. ALL HOURS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JUNE 5, 2020.

 

Please email Christine Bailey at cbailey@stbrendanschool.org with any questions and/or concerns regarding service hours.

*Anyone who provides service/volunteer hours at the school must undergo a CORI check, sign the Code of Conduct Form and attend PGC (Protecting God’s Children training – which will be held at the beginning of each school year.)

 

 

Code of Conduct