Acceptable Use Policy

Shenandoah County Public Schools


Internet Acceptable Use Policy

The Purpose of the Internet in our schools is to support research and educational activities.

Use of the Internet must be consistent with the educational objectives of the Shenandoah County Public Schools.

The social, ethical, and moral standards which we follow in our daily school life apply equally to our use of the Internet. These include, but are not limited to, the following: 

A. Be polite, use appropriate language. Do no swear, use vulgarities, or other objectionable language.
B. Use the Internet for school related activities ONLY.
C. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
D. Do not reveal your personal address or phone number of the personal addresses or phone numbers of others.
E. Electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the authorities.
F. Teachers, Staff, and Students will use only materials that meet the schools' standards for decency and appropriateness for the classroom.
G. No material(s) will be distributed, (uploaded or downloaded), without permission of the appropriated school authority.


    Each student/staff member accessing the Internet will be trained on the proper uses of the Internet. Use of the Internet is a privilege and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges and/or disciplinary action by school officials.

    Shenandoah County Public Schools provides access to the Internet for all students, faculty, and staff. Students must have permission from at least one of their parents or guardians to access the Internet at school.