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Authorized Use Policy

Mater Dei High School iPad Authorized Use Policy

General Purpose and Intent of the iPad Authorized Use Policy

Technological resources, including iPads, at Mater Dei are provided for the purpose of supporting the holistic educational experience and mission of the school. Mater Dei's goal in providing these resources is to promote educational excellence by facilitating creative thinking, resource sharing, scholarship, research, and communication. Use of these technologies is a privilege that carries responsibilities and behavioral expectations consistent with all school rules and policies, including but not limited to those stated in the Parent Student Handbook. Members of the Mater Dei community will use all iPads, along with all other electronic communication and computing devices, in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner at all times.

Specific iPad Authorized Use Policy

1. Any viewing, sharing or transmission of iPad material containing inappropriate content, offensive language, derogatory rumors/gossip, or other content not in keeping with Mater Dei’s mission or philosophy is strictly prohibited except as expressly authorized by Mater Dei in connection with approved curricula and course materials.

2. Any iPad use, whether or not utilizing the Mater Dei network, which could pose a risk of physical or mental harm to anyone is prohibited. Any iPad use, whether or not utilizing the Mater Dei network, which could pose a risk of property loss is also prohibited.

3. Any attempt to connect through iPad to external internet connections while on Mater Dei's campus is prohibited. 4. Students will not share their passwords, addresses, or other personal information on the Internet without the authorization of a parent or Mater Dei representative. Students will not share their user names or passwords with anyone without the authorization of a parent or Mater Dei representative.

5. Students have no privacy rights in the use of their iPads. All iPad activity, including communications, internet history, or other uses, are subject to monitoring by Mater Dei. Mater Dei representatives may inspect and, if they deem necessary confiscate, any student’s iPad at any time without prior notice.

6. Students may store their own photographs and music on their iPads within standards of good taste and Christian decency as solely determined by Mater Dei.

7. Certain internet materials may not be copied or reproduced without the permission of the author or other right- holder. It is the student’s responsibility to respect and adhere to all copyright, trademark, and other intellectual rights and trade secrets laws.

8. The Mater Dei network may not be accessed without authorization. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing the network using any account other than a student’s own. Doing so will be considered a Level II or Level III infraction.

9. Before using their iPads, Mater Dei strongly encourages students to consider whether their electronic communications and other iPad uses may be regarded as offensive, hurtful, or otherwise inappropriate by others.

10. Students are responsible for the care and safekeeping of their iPads. Any loss or damage to iPads (outside of reasonable wear and tear), regardless of the cause, will be the strict financial responsibility of the students and parents. iPads that are lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair incur a replacement fee in addition to the *Non- Refundable iPad Technology Use Fee already paid for the current year. Students must immediately report damage or loss, including theft, to Mater Dei.

11. If an iPad is lost or damaged through no fault of the student (determined solely by Mater Dei), the iPad will be replaced or repaired at no cost to the student for the first incident only. Thereafter a $50 repair fee or the full cost of replacement is charged. Loss or damage due to negligence is not covered and Mater Dei will not replace or repair it without full pre-payment from the student.

12. Students are not permitted to repair, alter, modify or replace iPads without express authorization from Mater Dei (this includes the addition of new apps and/or other software).

13. Proper use, care and safekeeping of iPads includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• Labeling iPad with student user name (student first and last name only) • Activating and maintaining ‘Find my iPhone/iPad’ function at all times

• Bringing iPad and necessary accessories to school each day

• Charging iPad battery on a daily basis

• Bringing iPad and necessary accessories to school each day

• Charging iPad battery on a daily basis

• Securing iPad (i.e., do not leave iPad unattended or in unlocked locker/car or any other unsupervised area)

• Maintaining iPad in protective carrying case when not in use

• Using soft cloth to clean screen, do not use cleansers of any type

• Keeping your iPad functioning properly by installing updates as they become available

14. iPads are the property of Mater Dei High School and are not available for purchase.

15. This iPad Authorized Use Policy applies to Mater Dei students at all times, whether or not the students are on campus, as Mater Dei students are school representatives at all times.

16. Violations of any portion of this iPad Authorized Use Policy may result in a hearing before the Disciplinary Review Board, which may impose any disciplinary measure against the student up to and including expulsion.

17. In consideration for receiving the iPad from Mater Dei, each student and his or her parent or legal guardian agrees not to sue and hereby releases, waives, discharges, holds harmless, indemnifies, and defends Mater Dei High School and the Catholic Diocese of Orange, as well as their respective employees, personnel, staff, volunteers, agents, directors, affiliates, and representatives, from any and all liability, losses, damages, claims, actions, and causes of action of every nature for any and all known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, bodily or personal injuries, property damage, or other loss, whether claimed by the student, parent, legal representative, or any third party, relating in any way to the use of the iPad furnished by Mater Dei to the student.


*For information on the Non-Refundable iPad Technology Use Fee, please refer to Section 823 Tuition – FACTS Tuition Management