The Scotia-Glenville Central School District
provides students and staff (users) with access to the Internet as a
learning tool. This electronic communications network gives users an
opportunity to explore a diverse and unique pool of information.
Utilizing this network in a school setting allows users of all ages
to research information related to their classes, participate in
innovative educational projects, and develop personal skills needed
to communicate with others in the global community.
An instructional tool
The students and staff utilize the Internet as an instructional tool
in grades K-12. The following list highlights examples of the
current Internet usage in our schools: • Searching for information to support
research projects for classes • Collecting and analyzing information
for exchanges with other classes • Evaluating web sites for accuracy of
content and bias • Utilizing interactive simulations • Participating in enrichment activities • Researching current events and
The staff guides and supports students in developing skills and
behaviors needed to properly use the Internet. In addition to staff
supervision, the school district network is equipped with software
directed at preventing students from accessing illegal, defamatory,
or potentially offensive resources.
However, the content of the Internet changes on a daily basis and,
even with these safeguards, by chance or determination a user may be
exposed to inaccurate or inappropriate information.
Students, parents/guardians, staff, and administrators must form a
partnership to promote responsible educational use of the Internet.
Federal and State laws as well as Scotia-Glenville Board of
Education policies outline the responsibility and govern the
appropriate use of the Internet and the school district network.
Scotia-Glenville staff will teach and clarify appropriate use
standards to students.
If a student violates acceptable use of the Internet by engaging in
any of the following actions, he or she will face the consequences
as outlined in the District Code of Conduct. • Sending or receiving offensive
language or graphics • Violating copyright laws • Utilizing another user’s password • Attempting to harm or destroy the
equipment or data of any user or organization • Posting defamatory or slanderous
statements • Engaging in unauthorized access of
data or transfer of files • Using Internet access for
non-educational purposes. Internet access is an important privilege
to aid in the educational process and to help prepare our students
for their roles in the 21st century.
It is our intention to provide this access for all of our students
unless parents or guardians indicate that they would rather their
children not have this opportunity. In that case, please send to the
principal a short letter indicating that your child should not have
Internet access during this school year.
Please review this correspondence with your child. Thank you for
helping to effectively extend our school-community partnership into
the area of technology and the Internet.