Computer Network Use for Students
This information has been prepared as a resource for students. Please take a few minutes to read it so that you may take proper advantage of this important educational resource.
High School District 211 provides access to educational and informational resources for students via computers in classrooms, laboratories, media centers, and offices. These computers are part of a local and wide area network designed to assist students in the learning process. High School District 211 owns and operates the computer network and, therefore, reserves the right to search and examine any district-owned storage media.
High School District 211 provides no assurance of privacy for information transmitted via the network or contained in district-owned storage media including, but not limited to, electronic mail. Use of the services provided by District 211 is a privilege that can be revoked.
Student Network Access
Access to the district’s computer network is controlled through user identification names and passwords. This information will be provided to you by your teachers and/or media staff in your school.
The District 211 Network exists for students to access educational and informational resources for, and in support of, educational and research purposes related to their coursework. The network may only be used for lawful, non-commercial activities in support of these purposes. Students may use the network in conjunction with assigned classroom activities or assignments consistent with these purposes.
Unacceptable uses prohibited by District 211 policy include the following:
Any unacceptable use, as described above, will result in cancellation of student network privileges and will subject the student to appropriate disciplinary action ranging from admonition and warning to suspension and/or expulsion.
Most all District 211 computers are capable of providing Internet access. Independent access (not under direct supervision of a teacher) is only allowed with parent permission. Permission forms are provided with initial school registration materials. School identification cards are coded accordingly, and you may be asked to show your I.D. card when doing independent Internet research. When signing the Internet access card, you are giving permission to High School District 211 to copy student-authored work for electronic or physical display.
Through the computer network, each student has storage space on a district server for his/her own work. This is called an e-locker. You are able, through this process, to maintain a portfolio of past and current projects.
Standard Software Suite
In addition to specific curriculum-related software, a standard suite of Microsoft Office software consisting of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is available for all students.
211 makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, for the
opinions, advice, services, merchandise, or other information provided
by system users, information providers, service providers, or other
third parties on the Network. District 211 is not responsible for
any damages suffered by users including, but not limited to, loss
of data resulting from unacceptable use, delays, non- or mis-delivery
of information, or service interruptions of any kind or for any reason.
Use of information or services provided on the Network is at the
user’s own risk. District 211 specifically disclaims any responsibility
for the accuracy of information or materials of any sort obtained
through the use of the Network. District 211 provides no assurance
of privacy for information transmitted via the Network or contained
in District-owned storage media including, but not limited to, electronic
mail. District 211 reserves the right to search and examine, any
District-owned storage media or storage media owned by others used
with District-owned equipment. Users deemed a security risk may be
denied access to the Network.
Deletion of Student Stored Computer Information
All data and information which is received or stored by a student on district computer space may be downloaded and deleted from the district’s computers. Any information or data, which a student receives or obtains by unacceptable use, may be downloaded and deleted by the District immediately upon its discovery.