Technology in the Classroom

All 1st - 6th students have accounts for internet programs called LearningUpgrade and Raz-Kids. Chávez Elem. also has the i21 program in some classrooms. It is a technology program that provides laptops for students and teachers. i21 classrooms have Promethean board projectors that are interactive with the teacher's laptop. Students have accounts for using the internet on their laptops.

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San Diego Unified’s 1:1 initiative creates equitable learning opportunities by providing all students with a device for

use inside and outside the classroom. Anytime, anywhere access to digital tools is a game changer. It allows teachers, students, and families to collaborate and leverage new opportunities for personalized learning. With access to

technology at their fingertips, students engage in learning through relevant

activities to become creative problem

solvers and global communicators in an

ever-changing world. For technology information and support, visit https://sites. SBP 6163.4

The district is continuing a device

take-home model for 2022-2023

the school year will be managed at

each school site. Students are expected to be the sole user of their account/device, take proper care of the device, and bring it fully charged to school each day. Students are expected to follow digital citizenship practices and use the device for educational purposes. If problems arise with the device, students need to report those issues to their school site immediately.

A fine may be assessed when a device

is intentionally damaged, damaged due

to willful negligence, or not returned

when requested by school officials. The

principal will and or may charge $100 for the device and $15 for the charger. 

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The use of the school-provided device

for non-school purposes is permissible but should not interfere with

students’ academic use. There can be

no expectation of privacy for any use

of the device. Parents/guardians are

encouraged to monitor their student’s


The use of the district’s electronic

network (SandiNet), the Internet and

electronic devices are a privilege, not a

right. Inappropriate use will result in

corrective actions up to and including

cancellation of those privileges. The

school site administration or district

system administrator can limit, deny,

revoke, or suspend specific user accesses.

Students will have access to:

• Information, online databases, and

news from a variety of sources and

research institutions

• District-provided software and public

domain/shareware software of all types

• A variety of web-based and software

programs to publish content to the web

• Collaborative web-based programs for

the purpose of project-based learning

• Online courses and curriculum,

academic software, and electronic

learning resources

 Students may also have access to

email, discussion groups on a wide

variety of topics, advertising on some

websites, limited social media, and additional resources provided by individual schools or teachers.

Each student will be provided an

individual user account for the purpose

of accessing applications and online

services. The district will register the

student’s account with various service

providers and may provide basic personal information as needed to provision a service. When the provider's terms of service and/or law require, the district may provide consent to make available services for students who are under a specified age.

When students separate from the district, their account will be disabled and all content saved within may be deleted. Students are encouraged to make copies of personal content they wish to retain prior to separation.


San Diego Unified takes reasonable precautions to restrict access to “harmful matter” and materials that do not support approved educational objectives. Teachers and staff will choose resources on the internet that are appropriate for classroom instruction and/or research for the needs, maturity, and ability of students. The district takes no responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information from internet sources. Use of any information obtained through the internet is at the user’s risk.

Prohibited Uses

Transmission of any material in violation of any federal or state law and district policy is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to, the distribution of

• Information that violates or infringes

upon the rights of any other person

• Cyberbullying

• Defamatory, inappropriate, abusive,

obscene, profane, sexually-oriented, threatening, racially offensive or

illegal material

• Advertisements, solicitations, commercial ventures, or political lobbying

• Information that encourages the use

of controlled substances or the

• Use of the system for the purpose of

inciting crime

• Material that violates copyright laws.

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• Vandalism, unauthorized access,

“hacking” or tampering with hardware

or software, including introducing “viruses” or pirated software, is strictly

prohibited (Penal Code, Section 502)

• Any attempt to bypass or circumvent

the content filter and monitoring of

network/computer usage

• Tampering with the district-installed

Operating System

• Unauthorized access to any computer system including when doing so

with credentials belonging to another


Inappropriate use may result in the

cancellation of network privileges. An account can be closed at any time if

deemed necessary. Depending on

the seriousness of the offense, any of

the following policies/procedures will

be enforced: Education Code, district

procedures, school site discipline, network use policy guidelines, or referral to law enforcement.


The use of SandiNet and the internet

is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate

use not aligned with behavior expectations set forth by the school site will include corrective actions up to and including cancellation of those privileges. The administration, teachers, and/ or other staff may request the site system administrator to limit, deny, revoke, or suspend specific users' accesses.

All activity on district devices and

network are recorded and subject to

review. Activity reports may be accessed by a variety of school officials and may be shared with a student’s parents/guardians, law enforcement, or other outside entities when determined necessary to maintain student and staff safety.

Network Rules and Etiquette

The use of SandiNet and the internet

requires that students abide by district

rules of network use and etiquette:

• Be polite. Do not send abusive messages to anyone

• Use appropriate language. Anything

pertaining to illegal activities is strictly


• Maintain privacy. Do not reveal the

personal address, phone numbers,

web sites or images of yourself or

other persons. The school must have

a parent/guardian release authorizing publication before publishing a

student’s picture, first name, or work

on the internet.

• Respect copyrights. All information

and communications accessible via

the network is assumed to be the

property of the author and should not

be reused without his/her permission.


Cyberbullying is the use of any

electronic communication device to

convey a message in any form (text,

image, audio, or video) that intimidates,

harasses, or is otherwise intended to

harm, insult, or humiliate another in a

deliberate, repeated, or hostile and unwanted manner. Using personal communication devices or district property to cyberbully is strictly prohibited and may result in the cancellation of network privileges and/ or disciplinary action. Cyberbullying may include, but

is not limited to:

• Spreading information or photos to


• A heated unequal argument online

that includes making rude, insulting,

or vulgar remarks

• Isolating an individual from his or her

peer group

• Using someone else’s screen name

and pretending to be that person

• Forwarding information or photos

that are meant to be private


Vandalism will result in the cancellation

of privileges. This includes but is not

limited to, the uploading or creation

of computer viruses, attacks targeting

district systems, attempting to gain

unauthorized access to a resource

or any actions causing an intentional

disruption to network services

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