Pan Am believes that technology access is a valuable resource for our students. Today, it is more important than ever to gain a foundation in the technologies that emerge in our homes, schools, and workplaces.
Our facility provides students with access to various technology resources, including a wide range of educational resources through the internet. We use content filtering technology called Securly on all school devices with internet access to prevent unacceptable web content. However, because no web filtering technology is 100% safe, we will make every effort to monitor online activity. Outside of school, parents/guardians need to take responsibility for providing guidance and protection to their children when they are using the internet.
Students must take precautions to prevent damage or misplacement to the iPad; for example, do not leave the iPad where there is a danger of coming in contact with moisture or excessive heat. This would include protecting the machine from inclement weather. Any damage will be assessed and a repair fee will be determined. All fees must be handled within the school year.
Students at Pan American Academy Charter School must develop the research, information fluency, and technology skills that will allow them to be successful in this digital world. Our students also need the necessary skills and strategies to use technology safely, responsibly, and ethically. Access to devices and the internet is necessary for digital learning, digital communication, and digital collaboration to enhance student learning.
Students are expected to follow all school policies, procedures, and guidelines for the use of school technology both in the classroom and at home. Not following all school policies, procedures, and guidelines for the use of technology in school and at home will result in disciplinary action including revocation of devices, restricted access to the internet, as well as detention, suspension, and expulsion should the infraction be harmful to the student themselves or other members of the school community.