Student AUP - The Online Safety Pledge (PDF - 344 KB)
READ & DISCUSS - This is a single page version of the AUP. While it no longer needs to be signed annually, the purpose of the agreement is to confirm the student's intent to comply with the district policy regarding appropriate access and utilization of district devices, network, and online resources. To read the policy in its entirety, click to view the full Policy (above).

2016-17 BYOT & Google Apps for Education (PDF - 129 KB)
Please take the time to read this document about the optional Google Enterprise and "Bring Your Own Technology" (BYOT) program, and to discuss this with your child before deciding to sign and return the signature page of the Agreement. The signature pages vary by the age of the student and are available on the Forms and Documents page of each school’s website, should you decide to participate in this optional program. NOTE: If this student participated in the program in the past and already has a Google account, there is no need to submit a new form.

Policy #815 - Acceptable Use Policy for Technology (PDF - 26 KB)
Policy 815 - Acceptable Use Policy for Technology - adopted June 2012

Policy #237 - Electronic Communications Devices Policy (PDF - 16 KB)
Policy 237 - Electronic Communications Devices - adopted June 2012

NEW! Appropriate Use of Social Media Guidelines (PDF - 540 KB)
These guidelines encourage the safe and responsible use of social media by students and adults within the South Middleton School District community.

CIPA - The Children's Internet Protection Act (PDF - 37 KB)
20-page Document - The Children's Internet Protection Act. Parents should also check the "Parent Resources" link under "Community" for information about keeping children safe online.

Student Laptop Device Loaner Online Agreement
Agreement for all high school students utilizing the one-to-one student laptop program.

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  • SMSD K-12 Blended Learning Initiative
    For that past few years, the district has been preparing our faculty and schools to implement a K-12 blended learning framework. This project was officially launched at the start of the 2015-16 school year, and as we move forward you will see more use of online tools and resources at every level. The goal is to provide access to learning tools online, on-demand, 24/7. Enabling teachers and students to connect to their brick-and-mortar classroom via the internet before, during, and after school hours, from any geographic location.

    Click the link above to learn more about how BSHS is creating blended learning with the implementation of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative and Project Purple.

  • CIPA
    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011.

    The following FAQs are intended to supplement the compliance materials available on the FTC website. In addition, you may send questions or comments to the FTC staff’s COPPA mailbox, (link sends e-mail). This document represents the views of FTC staff and is not binding on the Commission. To view the Rule and compliance materials, go to the FTC's COPPA page for businesses. This document serves as a small entity compliance guide pursuant to the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

    FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

  • OSEP
    The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) assists states with implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As part of its mission, OSEP is charged with developing, communicating and disseminating federal policy on early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and on the provision of special education and related services for children with disabilities.