We live in a global and digital world -- a world changed by technology and new ideas about how we communicate with one another. In the Monroe School District, we realize that students must develop the research, information fluency, and technology skills that will allow them to be successful in this digital world, as well as the skills necessary to live safely and ethically. For this reason, the District provides computer access privileges, as well as access to the Internet, email, digital communication and collaboration tools, online learning spaces, and electronic educational resources. These resources, tools, and equipment are essential to teaching and learning. The guidelines for responsible use of these tools are outlined in School Board Procedure 2022P.
Standard applications and accounts that are configured for student use include (but are not limited to):
Each student is given an account in Active Directory that they will use to log on to any district-owned computer within the district network and provide them with access to a cloud-based folder where their important documents and projects can be stored. These credentials are also used, but not limited to, access our library catalog, Canvas, Google Suite for Education Environment, and online grades portal.
Monroe’s Google Suite for Education Environment
This education-focused Google Apps environment is hosted by Google, and managed by the District. This collection of online applications provides students with a Google email account, calendar, and access to Google Drive, where students can create, share, and publish documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other artifacts of their learning. The District creates and manages user accounts; manages access to applications and email based on grade level organizations; and manages permissions.
Online Curriculum Systems
Under the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the District is required to filter Internet access and to teach online safety. The District takes your student’s safety and privacy very seriously and makes every effort to supervise and monitor student technology use. We use Internet filtering software on district devices to block access to content that is obscene, pornographic, and harmful to minors. We provide instruction to all students in the area of digital citizenship through use of District-approved curriculum from Common Sense Media.
Parents or guardians have the right to terminate their student’s access to electronic tools and resources by submitting an Opt-Out form (English | Spanish). If you do NOT want your student to use District technology resources, please be aware that your decision to eliminate access to these tools may significantly affect your student’s ability to work collaboratively with his or her peers on class assignments and projects, and may impact the development of skills necessary to live and work in this increasingly digital world.
Technology Opt-Out Form (English) Technology Opt-Out Form (Spanish)
This Opt-Out request will remain in effect for one school year, and expires at the end of this school year. A parent or guardian must complete a new Opt-Out form every school year. If no documentation is on file, it will be assumed that permission has been granted for access to the Internet, Google Suite for Education, Online Curriculum services, and other online applications and services that have been selected for use by the District, your child’s school, or your child’s teacher.