Responsible Use Agreement for Students & Parents

Dear Students & Parents/Guardians,

Redmond School District is committed to the use of technology and the Internet for educational purposes. Technology allows teachers to enhance and extend our curriculum in ways that were previously inconceivable. Along with the advantages of using technology also comes the need to educate students about responsibility and safety when using computers, tablets, smartphones and the Internet. The Redmond School District team is committed to providing our students with opportunities to learn and communicate with others, in a safe environment, through a wide range of technology.

In order to comply with the federal Children’s Internet Protection Act, the district uses robust web filters and device management tools. We also provide digital citizenship toolkits and opportunities for our teachers and students to set, model, and follow responsible use guidelines in their classrooms. The district believes in open access to the Internet and its wealth of information. While providing access to these resources, the district makes a concerted effort to only allow access to age appropriate content. The following Responsible Use Policy is meant to act as a guide to help students and families make positive choices when interacting online. A copy of the district’s policy is attached for your review.

Although teachers will review the information in this policy with students, we expect parents to spend some time reviewing it with their student(s), as the rules apply to home usage as well. For additional information on talking with your children about Internet usage, consider the following resources: NET CETERA — Chatting with Kids About Being Online (bit.ly/netcetera) and Common Sense Media (bit.ly/csmparents). Please read and familiarize yourself with the Responsible Use Policy. Both parents/guardians and students must sign the agreement. The signed copy must be returned to the student’s school for our records before devices can go home.

Thank you for being a part of the Redmond School District community. We look forward to supporting the continued growth and success together. If you have any further questions, please contact your school’s administrator or the district’s technology department.

Best Wishes,

Mike McIntosh, Superintendent

Jeremy K. Macdonald, Director of Technology & Innovation

 

Parents, please sign the policy with your student and turn into your child’s school.

English: Responsible Use Agreement

Español: Acuerdo de Uso Responsable

To sign the agreement online, please visit:

English:  bit.ly/RSDresponsibleuse

Español: bit.ly/RSDruaspanish

For High School Students and Their Parents

All high school students and their parents must sign the district’s Device Replacement Agreement.  As part of the district’s mobile device initiative, all high school students will be given Chromebooks.  Parents have the opportunity to purchase optional device insurance to cover accidental damage or breakage.

To read the district’s Device Replacement Agreement, please click the following links:

English: Device Replacement Agreement

Español: Acuerdo de reemplazo de dispositivos

To sign the agreement online, please visit:

English:  bit.ly/RSDdra

Español:  bit.ly/RSDdraspanish

 

To Pay Device Insurance Fees Online

Visit the district’s InTouch system online