FCPS Pilot RegulationELECTRONIC DEVICES –STUDENT USE
A. Definition– Portable electronic communicationdevices (hereafter referred to aselectronic devices) are any personaldevices that emit an audiblesignal, vibrate, display a message orvisual, or otherwise summons or deliver acommunication on behalf of thepossessor.
B. Student Possession/Use1. Student possession and use of electronicdevices on school property and at school-sponsored events on and off campus is aprivilege, not a right.
B. Student Possession/Use2. Students may use devices to participate inteacher-approved activities and foreducational reasons in support of FrederickCounty Public Schools curriculum forinstructional purposes, such as keepingtrack of classroom assignments, research andother related class activities.
Student Possession/Use con’t3. Student possession or use of electronicdevices during the school day may bepermitted if the student and parent/legalguardian accept the terms outlined in theattached “Device Permission Form.” Schoolsystem staff reserves the right to revoke privilegesassociated with this use under any of thefollowing conditions:– a. Disrupts the learning environment orapproved school activity.– b. Poses a threat to academic integrity.
Student Possession/Use con’t– c. Violates confidentiality or privacy rights ofothers during the school day as well asduring after-school activities or the safetransportation of students.– d. Electronic devices with camera andrecording functions may not be used to takeor transfer (anything)/any image at any timeon school premises without teacherpermission.– e. Creates safety concerns.– f. Violates criminal laws.– g. Classroom use without teacher permission.
C. Theft/DamageDisclaimerFrederick County Public Schools is notresponsible for theft or damage to theelectronic device.Students are encouraged to record adevice’s serial number to have available incase of theft, which is a helpful tool whenreporting the information to law enforcement.
D. Students found to be in violationof this regulation are subject todisciplinary action in accordancewith FCPS Regulation 400-8 andacceptable use of digital networksand online resources inaccordance with FCPS Regulation400-73.
Device Permission FormWhen signed and returned, the parent of a BYODstudent:– Agrees that their student may bringpersonally owned device to school forinstructional use only.– Agrees FCPS is not responsible for device ordata loss, device damage, cost for devicereplacement or repair incurred during theschool day or at home as a result ofparticipation in this program.
Device Permission FormWhen signed and returned, the parentof a BYOD student:–Indicates understanding that FCPSstaff will be unable tostore, support, or troubleshootstudent owned devices.
Device Permission FormWhen signed and returned, the parent of aBYOD student:– Indicates understanding that FCPS usestechnological measures such as filtering topromote Internet safety. Filtering limitsstudents’ ability to access harmful Internetsites from any device connected to the FCPSnetwork, but only when this equipment isused in school on the FCPS network.Students should only use the FCPSnetwork, not private cellular service, forInternet access while on FCPS property.
Device Permission FormWhen signed and returned, the parent of a BYODstudent:–Indicates understanding that the purpose ofallowing BYOD device use is to participate inteacher-approved activities and for educationalreasons in support of FCPS curriculum forinstructional purposes, such as keeping track ofclassroom assignments, research and otherrelated class activities.
Device Permission FormWhen signed and returned, the parent of a BYODstudent understands that:–Consequences for misuse will be imposed inaccordance with FCPS regulations»governing student behavior (Regulation 400-8)»acceptable use of digital networks and onlineresources (Regulation 400-73).
Device Permission FormWhen signed and returned, the BYODstudent:•Acknowledges that he/she will utilizethe device(s) for instructional purposesand in accordance with Board ofEducation policies and FCPSregulations while at any FCPS school oron the FCPS network.
Device Registration FormStudents may register up to threedevices.
FAQ about Device UseStudents may use the registered devices tocomplete activities in class, completehomework, collaborate in real time researchprojects, access Web sites with curriculum-related content, keep track of classroomassignments, record journal entries, andparticipate in other approved instructionalactivities.
FAQ about Device UseDevices are the sole responsibility of the student.FCPS accepts no responsibility for the security orsafety of the device. Students are responsiblefor the security of the device. Teachers andother staff will not store or hold onto devices.School technology staff or teachers will notsupport, repair or troubleshoot student devices.
FAQ about Device UseIt is recommended that devices come toschool with a full charge. Students should bemade aware that the school is not responsibleto provide an opportunity or the necessarypower to charge their device during theschool day.– Devices may not be charged at school.
FAQ about Device UseFCPS does not provide or require applicationsor software for personally owned devices.Classroom lessons will be tailored fortechnology that all students can access. Ifpossible, a student may choose to completethe same lesson on his/her personal device.– Most BYOD activities are web-based.
FAQ about Device UseIf the device breaks while at school, thestudent will put the device away and take ithome at the end of the school day and thenthe student and parent can troubleshoot thedevice. FCPS has limited resources andcannot provide comprehensive support forthe wide variety of devices allowed under thisprogram.
FAQ about Device UseTo facilitate instruction and practice Internetsafety, FCPS’s Internet connection is protectedby an Internet content filter. Cellular dataplans do not use FCPS’s Internet connectionand, therefore, do not use FCPS’s Internetcontent filter. Students should only use theFCPS WiFi Internet connection with their BYODequipment while on FCPS property.
FAQ about Device UsePersonally owned devices are a supplementto equipment already used in the classroom.BYOD is an optional program and notrequired. In the future, if a teacher requires adevice for instructional purposes and astudent does not have one, a device will beprovided.
Additional Student Use GuidelinesBYOD devices should be powered offand put away when not being used fora teacher directed activity.
Additional Student Use GuidelinesNo downloading Apps at schoolNo typing in URL lineUse OneKey not Google
Additional Student Use GuidelinesLink to resources from either WKMSMedia Center page or teacherpage that you add as a shortcut onyour home screenCreation of student email accountswill not be required
Now, let’s see what you know!Answer the following questionsclicking to the next slide toverify your answer.
It is your right to use your device in classfor assignments.
It is your right to use your device in classfor assignments.No, it is a privilege to use your device.Staff reserves the right to revoke yourprivilege to use your device in school.