Parents and Students
- Must sign and submit WCPSS Technology Consent form.
- Must sign and submit Hilburn Academy BYOD contract.
- Students must adhere to the WCPSS Responsible Use Policy (WCPSS Policy 3225)
- Before bringing a device to school to use for instructional purposes, students and parents must have signed the technology consent form giving the student permission to use technology devices at school and the school BYOD contract.
Administrators have the right to collect and examine any device if the situation warrants. Students' privileges to participate in our BYOD program will be revoked if students fail to follow BYOD policies, expectations, and procedures.
Personal Safety Student Conduct / Usage
- Students will not be able to print from their personal devices due to infrastructure limitations at this time.
- Students should not touch other students' personal devices. Purposefully damaging other students' devices or infecting the BYOD network will result in disciplinary action.
- Students must respect the privacy of others. No photos or videos should be taken of anyone unless instructed by the teacher for instructional purposes.
- Students must be on the school network (Wake-BYOD) while on their personal devices at school. Students are not allowed to use the data plan (i.e. 3G/4G) on their devices while on campus.
- Students are fully responsible for their devices. Students must ensure that their devices are securely stored when not in use. Devices should not be left at the school after the end of the academic day. The school is not responsible for lost or damaged devices.
- Students must know how to use their own devices.
- Students must troubleshoot their own devices.
- Students will be responsible for bringing their devices to school each day. If a student forgets his device, WCPSS BYOD policy prevents students from having their devices brought to school. No devices may be dropped off at the office for students to pick up.
- Students are not permitted to use devices for personal texting, email, or social media.
- Students should not post personal contact information on web-based sites or apps without parent or teacher permission.
- Students should not agree to meet someone online in person.
- Students should report any inappropriate messages and content they receive on their devices to their teachers.
NO DEVICE ZONES: Students' devices should be stored and out of sight in the following places:
- Locker rooms
- Hallways during transition times
- Other non-instructional times (ie. assemblies)
Instructional and Educational Usage
- Students may use their devices for instructional and educational websites and apps approved by teacher.
- Students may use their devices for Internet searches for research-based project.
- Students may use their devices for instructional video streaming, such as Discovery Education, flipped videos, and other teacher-directed media.
- Students may use their devices for other teacher-approved instructional activities.
Classroom Management Procedures
RED - All devices stored away.
(Devices should be stored away in lockers, backpacks, purses or pockets)
YELLOW - Devices parked and ready for educational use.
GREEN - Devices in use for instructional purposes.
Parking Your Device
When devices are "parked" during a lesson, the devices should be placed on the students' desks face down (small devices) or lid closed on desks (laptops) until the teacher gives the green light.
Teachers will perform screen checks to ensure that students are following directions and visiting appropriate and approved websites and apps and that students are on the filtered school network (WAKE-BYOD) and not a 3G/4G network.
At the end of each class period in which devices are used, teachers need to perform a device check. This is where students will ensure they have their own device in their possession prior to leaving the classroom allowing students to make sure they have their devices throughout the day
Hilburn Academy BYOD Student/Parent Guidelines & Contract
Hilburn Academy is excited to announce that we are one of the Wake County’s schools chosen as a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school for the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to this exciting opportunity because we know it will enable our students to become future-ready, empowering them with the “4 Cs” of learning -collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking to make decisions and solve problems. In this initiative, students are encouraged to bring their own technology devices to the classroom to enhance their learning experiences. This document is a contract governing the establishment of this new program at Hilburn. Please note that students who cannot bring outside technology will be able to access and utilize the school’s equipment. No student will be left out of classroom instruction.
Definition of Device:
For purposes of BYOD, “device” means a privately-owned wireless, portable electronic equipment that can be used for word processing, wireless internet access, sound recording, image/video capturing, etc. Some examples include but are not limited to iPad, iPod, cell phone, laptop, chromebook, or tablet.
Security and Damages:
Responsibility for the security of the device resides with the individual student. Hilburn Academy and its staff are not liable for any device stolen or damaged on campus. If a device is stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the administrative office. We highly recommend custom touches to physically identify your device from others. Additionally, protective cases for technology are encouraged.
Students participating in BYOD will be given access to the WCPSS BYOD wifi. WCPSS BYOD wifi may only be accessed while on campus. Students are expected to adhere to the following WCPSS BYOD Guidelines:
- No Touch (teachers and student cannot touch others’ devices)
- Access WCPSS BYOD wifi ONLY (not 3G or 4G service)
- No printing at school from BYOD device
- Must have and use the WCPSS Wake ID to access email and other school related resources
WCPSS Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) School Board Policy 3225:
This policy governs the use of WCPSS electronic information resources and defines students’ proper conduct and responsibilities while using WCPSS electronic information resources.
BYOD Student/Parent AgreementStudents and parents/guardians participating in BYOD must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct, as well as all Board policies, particularly WCPSS Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) 3225. Furthermore, the students and parents/guardians must agree to the following conditions.
- We understand that the student takes full responsibility for his or her device, and the school and staff are not responsible for the security and safety of the student owned device.
- We understand that the device must be in silent mode when not in academic use while on school campus and while riding a school bus.
- We understand that the device may not be used to commit academic dishonesty on assignments or tests or for non-instructional purposes.
- We understand that the student must have and utilize the WCPSS Wake ID and access only content on the device which is relevant to the curriculum and follow all Hilburn BYOD policies and procedures.
- We understand that the student must comply with teachers’ or staff’s requests to shutdown the device, as teachers/staff will not touch the device. The student will not touch any other student’s device.
- We understand that the school’s network filters will be applied to the internet connection, and the student will not attempt to bypass them.
- We understand that any attempt by the student to bring on premises or infect the network with a Virus, Trojan, or program designed to damage, alter, destroy, or provide access to unauthorized data or information is in violation of the AUP policy and will result in disciplinary actions.
- We understand that processing or accessing information on school property related to “hacking”, altering, or bypassing network security policies is in violation of the AUP policy and will result in disciplinary actions.
- We understand that devices are expected to be charged at home and put away if the battery loses its charge. If a student forgets their device at home it may not be brought to the school to be delivered to the student.
- We understand that student printing from personal devices will not be possible at school, and while at school, all devices will utilize the WCPSS BYOD wifi.