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Laptop Policy

ACCEPTABLE AND RESPONSIBLE USE POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the success of the laptop program by establishing rules and expectations in regards to student use of laptops, software and technology services through Lausanne Collegiate School. These policies will be in addition to the LCS student policies outlined in the Student Handbook.

Your laptop must be ready for school! You should arrive with your laptop fully charged and ready to use. The primary use of your laptop is for school so it should be clean of anything that may hinder your ability to use it in class. Anything that reduces your laptop’s use in the classroom should be removed (this includes games, applications, filters, parental monitoring, settings to connect to your home gaming system, etc.) and any software required for class must be accessible on the laptop. The student is ultimately responsible for the laptop being ready for school.If, for whatever reason, there is a problem with the laptop conforming to the needs of the class, it is the student's responsibility to become compliant with those requirements. If software is missing, then it is the student's responsibility to ensure that software is installed and accessible from their laptop in such a way that it does not hinder the class' ability to progress forward. This also goes for any mechanical or physical problems with the laptop- it is the student's responsibility to ensure the laptop is in working condition.

Comply with trademark, copyright law and all licensing requirements and agreements. Ignorance of the law is not immunity. Plagiarism and copyright infringement are violations of the LCS Code of Conduct and constitutes the theft of someone else’s hard work- whether it is using a quote from a book without citing the source or downloading music illegally without paying for it. Any student in the laptop program who is using a Lausanne license for software must remove that software at the point when he/she is no longer a student at Lausanne.

Students should maintain high integrity with regard to e-mail, communications, social networks and shared storage content. Always use appropriate language. Do not transmit language/material that is profane, obscene, abusive or offensive to others. Lausanne Collegiate School e-mails and storage space are subject to inspection by the school. Remember, sharing files, whether over e-mail, OneDrive, or through shared folders, the student must comply with copyright/ownership laws and not be considered illegal, inappropriate or in violation of Lausanne Collegiate School’s Code of Conduct.

Each student is expected to honor the rules about inappropriate games and software, instant messaging and obscene material. Remember that you are at school and there is NO tolerance for violations of these rules. Instant messaging, sending e-mails, playing games, surfing the Internet and other tasks have appropriate times and places. Doing them while in class (outside of instruction for collaborative work by the instructor) may be considered an inappropriate time to be off task.At no time should you be playing games rated Mature or higher or share or access inappropriate or obscene material.Failure to comply with these rules will result in limitation and removal of privileges and any other necessary disciplinary action appropriate to the nature of the offense.

If you have any questions regarding these policies or the laptop program, contact Chad Clark.