|MATEWAN MIDDLE SCHOOLCOMPUTER & INTERNET
ACCESS AND CONSENT WAIVER
Student Name: (please print) ________________________________________________
To the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the student named above:
We at Matewan Middle School believe that the
educational benefits of telecomputing far outweigh any negative aspects
of this service. Ultimately, though, the parent(s) or guardian(s)
of students are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that
the students should follow. For that reason, we believe that it is
your right and responsibility to decide whether or not the above student
should apply for access to the Internet.
Matewan Middle School has no control of the
information on the Internet. Some web sites on the Internet may contain
information that is pornographic, illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or offensive
to some people. Even though we will be using the Internet and other
telecommunications resources to aid in the education of our students, parents
should be aware that student account holders could be able to access unacceptable
materials if they choose to ignore the school's policies, which are stated
below. We do not in any way guarantee that students will be denied
access to unacceptable material on the Internet however most sites are
blocked at the state sever level. If a student tries to access an inappropriate
site the screen will turn black with an orange access denied statement.
The student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s)
should understand that students are being given access in order to enhance
educational responsibilities and missions. The specific conditions
and services being offered will change from time to time. In addition,
Matewan Middle School makes no warranties with respect to network service,
and it specifically assumes no responsibilities for:
The content of any advice or information received by a student from a source
outside the school, or any costs or charges incurred as a result of seeing
or accepting such advice;
Any costs, liability, or damages caused by the way the student chooses
to use his/her network access;
Any consequences of service interruptions or changes, even if those disruptions
arise from circumstances under the control of the school;
The privacy of electronic mail, which is in no way guaranteed.
STUDENTS WILL NOT CHAT, E-MAIL, ACCESS MUSIC SITES.
By signing this Consent and Waiver Form,
the student and parent(s) or guardian(s) attest that they have read, discussed,
and agreed to the following rights, rules, and responsibilities for the
student while using the Internet at Matewan Middle School:
STUDNENTS WILL NOT CHANGE ANY SETTINGS WHILE ON THE COMPUTER.
The student will limit the use of telecommunications in school to the educational
purposes and objectives established by the teacher(s);
The student will not retrieve or send unethical, illegal, immoral, or simply
inappropriate or unacceptable material or information of any type;
The student will follow the rules on network etiquette, which include the
use of appropriate language and polite responses;
The student will not use abusive language of any type, including swearing
The student will not share his/her full name, home address, or phone number
with another user for any purpose or reason;
The student understands that information received on-line is private property,
unless otherwise specified. The student will not plagiarize information
received in any form;
The student will not use another person's account without permission from
a teacher, and the student will not share his/her password(s) with anyone
The student will not attempt to bypass the security built into any system,
and the student recognizes that doing so will result in immediate cancellation
of his/her privileges;
The student will not interfere with or disrupt network users, services
or equipment. Disruptions could include, but are not limited to:
distribution of unsolicited advertising, propagation of computer viruses,
and using a network to make unauthorized entry to any other machine accessible
via a network;
The student will print only to a local printer, and only after being given
permission by a teacher;
The student will not use telecommunications access provided by Matewan
Middle School for illegal purposes of any kind;
The student will not use telecommunications access to transmit threatening,
obscene, or harassing materials. By signing this waiver and consent,
the student and parent(s) or guardian(s) understand and agree that Matewan
Middle School will not be held responsible if the student participates
in such activities.
The student understands his/her responsibility
as a user of telecommunications. The student has read the above rules
and realizes than any infraction WILL CANCEL HIS/HER USER PRIVILEGES
and may result in further disciplinary action, including, but not limited
to, suspension from school.
Web Publishing Guidelines: Matewan Middle Schoolís web publishing
guidelines are as follows:
The school home page, which has been designated by the administration,
will adhere to the guidelines developed by the West Virginia Department
of Education as set forth in Policy 2460.
No student web publishing will be permitted without express written consent
from a parent or guardian.
No housing of commercial institution web sites will be permitted on the
Web page content will be in good taste, with language that is grammatically
Student pictures will not be displayed without consent of a parent or guardian.
Complete student names will not be printed or posted on the web site.
Only first names, or nicknames will be permitted. Additionally, no
personal information will be posted on any student.
The web page will be kept up-to-date, with a contact personís email address
All content must comply with copyright, intellectual property, state, federal,
and international law.
Print student name here: _________________________________________
I have read this consent and waiver for the
use of telecommunications in the classroom. I understand that this
access is for educational purposes only and is restricted to classroom
Student signs here
Print parent/guardian name here: _______________________________________
As the parent/guardian of the above student,
I have read this consent and waiver for use of telecommunications in the
classroom and have discussed this with my child. I understand that
this access is for educational purposes only, and that it is the responsibility
of my child to restrict his/her use to the classroom projects assigned.
I also accept full responsibility for supervision if and when my child's
use of telecommunications is in a setting other than school. I also
understand that the school and school staff cannot be held responsible
for intentional infractions of the above rules by my child.
Parent/guardian signs here