September 22, 2015
In the Aberdeen School District your student has the opportunity to receive an electronic network account, access a fully functioning computer, a school email account, and access to the Internet.
This access also comes with personal responsibility. We live and work in a world where communication takes place through electronic media. Students will be able to communicate with other schools, colleges, organizations and research institutions around the world. The Internet allows your student to reach out to others, share information, learn concepts, access online textbooks, interact with rich content and research numerous subjects. These are significant learning opportunities that will help prepare your student for their future.
We are excited about the use of technology in our district. This year, we will be issuing devices to students that they will use and be responsible for during their entire time at Aberdeen High School. Each device is uniquely numbered and identified on our network. It is extremely important students review the district policy and guidelines for use of electronic media and networks. Please stress the importance of using only his or her password and to keep that password secure. Students are responsible for any and all activity that takes place on their network and email accounts.
We have established procedures and guidelines for use. These Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) require students and their parents/guardian to review the expectations and sign the documents stating they reviewed and discussed their importance. We are also in the process of implementing an Online Safety training course through Learning.com for all students that will help them understand the challenges and best practices to remain safe in an online environment.
Please feel free to contact your student’s high school administrator if you have any questions. Working together to help each and every student learn and grow in the digital age we now live in is exciting and will be very rewarding for students as they continue their educational career.
Dr. Thomas A. Opstad, Superintendent