• Welcome to the Lakeside Computer Lab! 

    We are pleased to offer students in the Lakeside Union School District access to the Internet. To gain access to the Internet, all students under the age of 18 must obtain parental permission and must sign and return the Student Internet Acceptable Use Policy Agreement. Access to the Internet will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards throughout the world. Families should be warned that some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people. While our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives, students may find ways to access other materials as well. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, exceed any disadvantages. But ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. To that end, the Lakeside Union School District supports and respects each family’s right to decide whether or not to apply for access.

    School Internet Rules

    Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in the classroom or a school hallway. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communications apply. The network is provided for students to conduct research. Access to network services is given to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Parent permission is required. Access is a privilege – not a right. Access entails responsibility.

    Individual users of the school computer networks are responsible for their behavior and communications over those networks. It is presumed that users will comply with school standards and will honor the agreements they have signed. We endeavor to block inappropriate matter through content filtering software on the Internet. Anyone caught trying to bypass the filtering software in order to access denied sites, may result in cancellation of the privilege of working on school computers.

    Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may review files to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on district servers will always be private. The district reserves the right to monitor any files that may be inappropriate.

    The Lakeside School District uses Google Apps for Education to support learning in the classrooms. Google Apps for Education Information FAQ’s pamphlet can be found on our website above for review.

    Within reason, freedom of speech and access to information will be honored. During school, teachers of younger students will guide them toward appropriate materials. Outside of school, families bear the same responsibility for such guidance as they exercise with information sources such as television, telephones, movies, radio, and other potentially offensive media.

    The following are not permitted:
    ? Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
    ? Using another’s password or login
    ? Using obscene language
    ? Trespassing into another’s folders, work or files
    ? Harassing, insulting or attacking others (Cyber Bullying)
    ? Intentionally wasting limited resources
    ? Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks
    ? Employing the network for commercial purposes
    ? Violating copyright laws
    ? Violations may result in a loss of access as well as other disciplinary action.