Yes. The Acceptable Use Policy for CHISD remains in effect even when you are using your own laptop, smart phone, iPad etc. Each time you attempt to access the network at school you will be prompted to accept the terms of service which include the AUP. Violating the terms of the AUP would be a student code of conduct violation and would be dealt with on the campus with a campus administrator.
No. Currently we are not requiring any additional software for school use. Virus protection is always advised, but not required to participate. A product called Absolute Software can be installed on the device to track the location in case of theft. While on the CHISD guest network, students will be monitored through the district’s filter, so there is no need for additional filtering software.
The teacher in the classroom is the final say on procedures in the classroom. If he or she ask you to not use your device, then you should follow those directions. Access is only available, not guaranteed for each classroom situation
Most laptops or other personal devices (smart phones etc), will detect a wireless connection when you are near one. Most of the time your technology device will ask you if you would like to join the network. When prompted, choose CHISD_BYOD from the list. Once you choose the network, you will be prompted to accept the terms of service.
Resources may be available to help you connect to the wireless network on campus. However you will need to consult with a campus administrator for these resources. It is not the responsibility of your teacher or other CHISD staff to troubleshoot individual devices during the school day. Check your owners manual for issues concerning connectivity.
CHISD printers are on the CHISD secure network and not available at this time on the wireless network. Some printing solutions would be to email your assignment to your teacher, save it to a flash drive and print it at home or on another campus computer. Or save it to your H drive and login to a campus machine to print. Keep in mind using campus printers in the classroom or other campus locations is at the discretion of the teachers or campus administration.
The district is not responsible for any damage or theft of student owned equipment. Installing tracking software like Absolute Software can help locate the equipment if it is stolen, and keeping track of the device’s serial number, model and type will be helpful as well. Theft or vandalism of any kind should be reported immediately to a campus administrator, so he/she can take the appropriate steps.
Your son will have access to any of the web based software high school campuses currently use (Databases, library search tools etc.). Software may run differently on different devices for varying reasons. You should consult your owner’s manual for software limitations. (Ex. iPads cannot run software requiring Flash Player)
Teachers make the final decision for any tools used in the classroom; student owned equipment would be no different. It will be up to the individual teachers to communicate their expectations to parents and students. Contact your child’s teachers or campus administration for his/her expectations.
Student filtering is required of all public schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered regardless of the device used to access it while in a public school.
Yes. All students grades 9 -12 will have student email for use. The access to student safe email as well as message boards, blogs and a digital locker to save and retrieve work are available not only at school and anywhere a student can access the internet.