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Chromebooks at School

Each grade at WMS uses Chromebooks and participates in multiple digital citizenship lessons (in Digital Literacy and in the classrooms), covering responsible and ethical use, information privacy and security, cyberbullying, appropriate communication, and online reputation/digital footprint.

This is the Responsible Use for Chromebook document which explains student expectations, listed in additional detail below.   Parents should familiarize themselves with these, as well as complete the Student Device Loan form located at GPS Information Technology Forms.


Acceptable Use

  • Creation of files, projects, videos, web pages and podcasts and other projects using network resources in support of educational purpose;

  • Participation in district-approved blogs, wikis, bulletin boards, social networking sites and groups and the creation of content for podcasts, e-mail and web pages that support student instruction and professional learning;

  • With parental permission, the online publication of original educational material, curriculum related materials and student work. Sources outside the classroom or school must be cited appropriately.

Unacceptable Use

Unacceptable uses of technologies and the Internet include, but are not limited to:

  • Causing harm to others or damage to their property;
  • In the opinion of the Administration, producing and/or uploading content/videos/images, either through the use of the District network or from home computers, which seriously results in the disruption of the educational process or day-to-day operations of the school. In these cases, students will be asked to remove the content and may be subject to discipline;
  • Use for personal gain, unauthorized fundraising, commercial solicitation and compensation of any kind;
  • Activities incurring liability or cost by the District. The District will not be responsible for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from the use, or access to, Greenwich Public School's network or the Internet;
  • Downloading, installing other unauthorized applications {including shareware or freeware) without permission or approval from a District representative;
  • Support or opposition for ballot measures, candidates and any other political activity, excluding specific activities supporting school-related projects;
  • Hacking, cracking, vandalizing, the introduction of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs and changes to hardware, software and monitoring tools;
  • Uses that jeopardize the security of student or staff access and of the computer network or other networks on the Internet, for example, disclosing or sharing your password with others or impersonating another user;
  • Unauthorized access to other district computers, networks and information systems;
  • Using another's password or some other user identifier that misleads message recipients into believing that someone other than you are communicating or otherwise using his/her access to the network or the Internet;
  • Cyberbullying, hate mail, defamation, harassment of any kind, discriminatory jokes and remarks;
  • The sending, sharing, viewing or possessing pictures, emails or other material of a sexual nature in electronic or any other form on a cell phone or other electronic device is prohibited in the school setting; Information posted, sent or stored online that could endanger others (e.g., bomb construction, drug manufacturing);
  • Accessing, uploading, downloading, storage and/or distribution of obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit material;
  • Attaching unauthorized equipment to the network, and any such equipment will be confiscated;
  • Participating in blogs, wikis, bulletin boards, social networking sites and groups and the creation of content for podcasts, email and web pages that do not support student instruction, research and staff development.