MSAD#54 Skowhegan Area High School

 

Student Email

Guidelines and Understandings

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In recognition of the need for students and teachers to communicate in a more effective way MSAD 54 has chosen to make email available to all Grade 7 through 12 students. Your Username and Password will be the same as the login and password that allow you access to the computers at school. In order for this to run smoothly there are a few things you must remember.

  1. You must follow all Acceptable Use Guidelines when using Email or the MSAD54 computers in general.

Maine School Administrative District No. 54 provides computers, networks and Internet access to support the educational mission of the schools and to enhance the curriculum and learning opportunities for students and school staff.  The Board believes that the resources available through the Internet are of significant value in the learning process and preparing students for future success.  At the same time, the unregulated availability of information and communication on the Internet requires that schools establish reasonable controls for lawful, efficient and appropriate use of this technology.

Student use of school computers, networks and Internet services is a privilege not a right.  Students are required to comply with this policy and the accompanying rules (IJNDB-R).  Students who violate the policy and/or rules may have their computer privileges revoked and may also be subject to further disciplinary and/or legal action.

All of the District computers remain under the control, custody and supervision of the school unit.  The unit reserves the right to monitor all computer and Internet activity by students.  Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers.

  1. Please do not send email that includes attachments over 1000K (1 MB). Email accounts are limited to 10 MB of storage. This will require maintenance and removal of Deleted and Sent items. When you need to hand in a PowerPoint, iMovie, large image, etc. please use a flash drive or other means of hand-in.

  2. When sending attachments, you are responsible to make sure the recipient can open your attachment. Be sure to leave the extension (.doc, .cwk, .ppt, etc) on the file name and to check with the recipient to be sure they were able to open and read your attachment.

  3. There are times you may wish to simply embed your material in the email itself instead of attaching a file. Many teachers will accept a current event for example in email format.

  4. Email is to be used for Educational Purposes. You are encouraged to get a personal email account for your own personal use.

  5. Remember to use your best judgment as you compose and use your email. Use correct language at all times and please adhere to a respectable “Netequitte”.

  6. Please do not use school email to forward chain letters, jokes, as a Chat Type program, etc.

  7. If you have any problems or questions about using your student email account please contact the Integrationist in your building. (Dorothy Small, SAHS or Laura Richter, SAMS)