All activity over the network, or using school and church technologies, may be monitored and retained. Access to online content via the network may be filtered and restricted in an effort to protect our scholars and staff from accessing illegal, immoral, unethical, and socially questionable or offensive material. As the internet evolves daily, such a moving target requires all users be vigilant and faithful in reporting unfiltered and unacceptable sites, so that we can update our filters and protect the innocence and minds of our community. Misuse of school resources will result in disciplinary action.
This Acceptable Use Policy not only applies to One Church/OSOTA owned devices, it also applies to privately-owned devices accessing our network and other connections while on school property.
Personal portable electronic devices may only be used between classes and by teacher permission during class, in order to schedule work, update calendar events, or similar academic purposes.
All technologies used at One School of the Arts are intended for education and ministerial purposes. All users are expected to use good judgment and to follow the specifics, as well as the heart of this document: be safe, appropriate, careful and kind; don’t try to get around technological protection measures, use good common sense, and ask if you don’t know.
It is the policy of OSOTA to mandate and expect that technology, including the Internet system, be used in a responsible manner. One School of the Arts has established policies and procedures for the use of all technology systems, along with rules governing the behavior for accessing the system. All electronic communications, including email and Internet communications, should conform to the school’s acceptable use policies. Those who do not comply with the standards of behavior outlined in the Internet/Computer Contract, Scholar/Parent Chromebook Agreement, may lose their privileges to use the system and/or be subject to disciplinary action that may result in the loss of network privileges and/or additional disciplinary action, up to and including referral for legal action.
The purpose of the Internet is to augment our information base after other authoritative sources have been exhausted.
Scholars shall have no expectation of privacy when using One School of the Arts email or computer systems. Email messages shall be used only for approved educational purposes. Scholars must use appropriate language in all messages. Scholars are expected to use the system following guidelines approved by teachers or the administration.
Any email, computer application, information on school computers, or computer systems is subject to monitoring by the staff and/or administration. OSOTA retains the right to duplicate any information created by scholars in a computer system or on any individual computer. Scholars who violate these rules, or any other classroom rules relating to computer use, are subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension from school.
In school, scholar access to, and use of, the Internet will be available only through teacher/adult designee supervision, and as such should be under teacher direction and monitored as any other classroom activity. Users shall promptly report to a teacher or other school employee any message received that is inappropriate or makes the user uncomfortable.
In school, scholars’ email may be accessed for classroom related use only. Email is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to authorities.
All copyright issues regarding software, information, and attributions of authorship must be respected. If you are unsure whether or not you can use a specific item, you should request permission from the copyright owner. Copyright law can be very complicated. If you have questions, ask your teacher. The unauthorized copying or transfer of copyrighted material will result in the loss of network privileges.