At Riverwatch Middle School, we believe technology is an educational tool; therefore…
Between 8:45am- 4:30pm students are not permitted to use technology, nor should student's technology be seen in the following areas, unless specifically directed by a teacher:
All teachers will post "BYOT" signs outside their classroom door to indicate whether or not students need technology for educational purposes during the class period.
Each team will have a procedure for handling technology when a "NO BYOT" sign is posted.
Should students need to use technology for an emergency or to communicate with parents, students need to discuss with a teacher before doing so.
Technology will not be a part of reward days or "earbud"/music days.
If a student violates any of the technology rules, his/her name will be added to the Technology Log. Each number of offenses will result in the following disciplinary action:
First offense: Warning – student/teacher conference
Second offense: Parent Contact – via email or phone
Third offense: Office Referral to grade level administrator
Security and Damages
Responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual owner. The Forsyth County School System, nor its staff or employees, is not liable for any device stolen or damages on campus. If a device is stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the administrative office similar to other personal artifacts that are impacted in similar situations. It is recommended that skins (decals) and other custom touches are used to physically identify your device from others. Additionally, protective cases for technology are encouraged.