The School Board requires an Informed Consent Form be signed by each student or the parent of any child under 18 years of age who will be accessing school computers. The use of the school computers and internet are for educational purposes only. Consequences apply for any misuse. The computer use Policy is posted at www.wcdsb.ca, the Board’s website.
Wireless Internet Access
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board supports the use of Wi-Fi in its schools and administrative offices in order to provide connectivity to resources and improve communication. Wireless coverage has been provisioned for the majority of our building.
Wireless classrooms mean that students will now be able to bring their own personal devices however students may not bring their technology device to class unless their teacher has given explicit permission for them to do so in order to support their learning. Students that do not adhere to the rules of use as defined by the classroom teacher will lose the privilege of their device until notified otherwise.
Students, teachers and families must be fully responsible for their own personal technology devices, meaning the school is in no way responsible for loss, breakage or theft. Misuse in any form will not be tolerated and will result in the confiscation of a device until a parent can retrieve it from the office. As part of the 21st Century Learning goals set forth by the school board, students will be participating in a variety of social media tools via the Internet in the classroom. Some of the social media tools that may be used in the classroom include the following: Wikis, blogs, Podcasts, video conferencing, surveys, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites deemed appropriate by the classroom teacher in accordance with Ministry of Education curriculum.
School and student photos may not be taken using student owned devices. Students may not text each other at school. Inappropriate websites are not allowed to be viewed. Students may not record other students on their device. Students may not have their device on the school yard at recess, or in any other space other than the classroom. Parents are fully responsible to ensure their child is responsible and able to manage, use properly and safe keep their electronic devices.
The WCDSB has a partnership with Dell and STAPLES to make purchasing a device easier. It becomes more affordable and you know the device is compatible with our school network.
Devices for Families in Need Free learning device/computer offerings for low income families:
Visit our website to learn more about the programs and devices that are available for purchase through STAPLES and Dell
Should your child not be in possession of their own learning device, a shared Chromebook will be available to use with the expectation that your child will participate in the disinfection protocol between uses.