• Other Information

    Other Information
     

    Extended Day Care
    Parents of elementary school students may choose to pay for Extended Day Care from 3:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., if enrolled in grades Pre K-6. Contact your school for more information or 256-845-0915.
     

    Worthless Checks
    The face value of a check returned for insufficient funds (NSF) or any other reason may not be absorbed as a cost by state, federal, or public funds since an uncollected check is considered a bad debt. It is the policy of the Fort Payne City Board of Education that the principal or other school administrator must exercise due diligence in the acceptance of checks and in the collection of bad checks.
     
    The Fort Payne City Board of Education uses the board approved check processing company to collect bad checks. NSF fees cannot be waived by the schools.
    Uncollected checks may not be written off. Non-public funds must be used to cover any uncollectable check in state, federal, or public fund accounts.

    Cafeteria
    Students may purchase hot meals for both breakfast and lunch.  All students eat in the cafeteria with their classes. Outside food may not be brought into the cafeteria. Carbonated beverages may not be brought into the cafeteria.
     
    System-Wide School Visitor Policy
    For the protection of the students and the school employees, all schools have a closed campus policy.  Parents and all persons visiting a school for any purpose are required to go to the principal’s office immediately upon entering the building to report their presence and business.
     

    Textbooks
    All basic texts are loaned to students for their use during the school year. Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled properly.  Parents will be required to pay for lost or damaged books.
     

    Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
    In compliance with this law, our schools have been inspected and an accredited engineering firm has developed special “management Plan” reports.  Each Management Plan describes the results of its corresponding school inspection along with recommended response actions in the event of asbestos containing building materials (ACBM’s) identification.
    A copy of the management Plan for each school is available for review in the principal’s office during normal school hours.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, feel free to contact Mr. Kevin Sayre, AHERA Coordinator, at 256-845-9288.
     
    Social Media
    Any social media account or page that uses the official name of the Fort Payne City Board of Education; its logo or mark or that purports to officially represent the Board, the school system, a Board facility, local school, school-sponsored activity or any other group or organization officially affiliated with the school system must be created and administered by a Board employee who has been authorized by the Superintendent to take such action. Social media are defined to include: Web sites, Web logs (globs), wikis, social networks, online forums, virtual worlds, and any other social media generally available to the public or consumers (e.g., MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, blog sites, etc.). The Superintendent is authorized to develop such procedures as may be necessary to implement this policy. 

  • State Testing and Digital Devices

    State Testing and Digital Devices
     

    Use of Digital Device During the Administration of State Test
    The possession of a digital device (including but not limited to cell phones, MP3 players,
    cameras, or other telecommunication devices capable of capturing or relaying information) is
    strictly prohibited during the administration of a secure test. If a student is observed in
    possession of a digital device during the administration of a secure test, the device will be
    confiscated.
    If a student is observed using a digital device during the administration of a secure test, testing
    for the student will cease, the device will be confiscated and is subject to search, the student
    will be dismissed from testing, and the student’s test will be invalidated. Local education
    agency (LEA) personnel will make all students, parents, and/or guardians aware of this prohibition through inclusion of this policy in the Student Code of Conduct
    Handbook and other regularly used modes of communication.
     

     

  • Fort Payne City Schools Student Acceptable Use Policy for Internet/Network Services

    Fort Payne City Schools Student Acceptable Use Policy for Internet/Network Services


    When a school district establishes Internet/network services, the District’s specific purpose is to enhance the learning process and improve administrative services. All District students must conduct their use of Internet/network resources in a manner consistent with the Fort Payne City School System’s policies. School and district administrators will make the final determination as to what constitutes unacceptable use, and their decision is final. 
    The Fort Payne City School System makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the services it is providing.  Fort Payne City Schools will not be responsible for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through online resources.  The Fort Payne City School System will not be responsible for any damages a user may suffer, including loss of data. 
    Acceptable use falls into several categories:


    Access and Uses:
    ·         Students must sign an Acceptable Use Policy for Internet/Network Services annually in order to use the school district’s network resources. (Students must also have a parent/guardian signature)
    ·         System users may choose not to participate in Internet/Email resources available on Fort Payne City Schools’ network.
    ·         A student’s parent/guardian may choose not to have their child participate in Internet/Email resources by choosing No on the signature page.
    ·         System users will use the Internet/network mainly for school-related uses, but some limited personal use is permitted as long as this use does not interfere with the system user’s responsibilities nor imposes costs on the district.
    ·         System users will not access files and/or documents of other users without permission.
    ·         System users will not use the Internet for financial gain or for political or commercial activity.
    ·         System users will not access inappropriate content for any purposes.
     

    Copyright Laws:
    ·         System users will not download and/or install software or digital media without obtaining proper licensing. 
    ·         System users will strictly adhere to copyright laws, including Fair Use Guidelines (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html).
    ·         It is the system user’s responsibility to obtain any necessary written permission granting the authority to publish any copyrighted materials, including but not limited to photographs, images, cartoons, logos, digital sound, and music files.
    ·         System users will not plagiarize information received in any form.
     
    Student Files:
    ·         System users should be aware that all files on Fort Payne City Schools’ equipment, which includes but is not limited to:  servers, computers, and even personal files, are the property of the Fort Payne City School System.
    ·         System users should have no expectation of privacy in anything created, stored, sent, or received on Fort Payne City Schools’ equipment.
    ·         System users’ files can be monitored without prior notification if the administration of The Fort Payne City School System deems this necessary.
     

     Usage:
    ·         System users will not send or forward emails containing libelous, defamatory, offensive, racist, or obscene remarks, cartoons, pictures, etc.
    ·         System users will not send unsolicited or chain mail.
    ·         System users will not send messages under a false identity.
    ·         System users will not access email of other users.
    ·         System users must take the same care in drafting email as they would for any other communication.
    ·         System users should be aware that although the email system is meant for business use, the Fort Payne City School System allows personal usage if it is reasonable and does not interfere with work.
    ·         Personal usage email should be restricted to planning and non-instructional time unless there is an emergency.
    ·         System users should be aware that all messages distributed via the Fort Payne City School System’s email system, even personal emails, are the property of the Fort Payne City School System.
    ·         System users should have no expectation of privacy in anything created, stored, sent, or received on the Fort Payne City School System’s email system.
    ·         System users’ email can be monitored without prior notification if the administration of the Fort Payne City School System deems this necessary.
     

    Internet Filtering:
    ·         Fort Payne City Schools will filter the Internet using software and/or hardware products in order to protect against access to inappropriate material on the Internet as required by CIPA.
    ·         Fort Payne City Schools will monitor attempts to bypass the filter system to access inappropriate material.
    ·         If a filtered site is needed for educational purposes the site can be unfiltered if deemed appropriate by the administrative staff.
     

    Illegal Activities:
    ·         System users will not use the system for illegal purposes or any other activity prohibited by the District policy.
    ·         System users will not download and/or install illegal or illegally obtained software or personally owned software. This is not limited to freeware, shareware, hackware, etc., on Fort Payne City Schools’ equipment.
     

    Respect for System Limitations:
    ·         System users will not download programs that will degrade the performance of the Internet and/or network without obtaining prior permission from the Fort Payne City Schools’ Network system administrator and/or his designee. (Programs like Weather Bug, Kazaa, and etc.)
     

    Safety of Self and Others:
    ·         System users will report to their supervisor/administrator any message received that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.
    ·         System users will not reveal personal information about themselves or others, such as phone number, address, password, or username.
    ·         System users will follow appropriate etiquette for both the Fort Payne City Schools’ network and the Internet to include but not limited to the following:
    ·         Will not use the system to harm the reputation, harass, or threaten others. 
    ·         Will use appropriate language for the educational environment and for the educational activity in which they are currently involved (no swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs, or any other inflammatory or threatening language). 
     

    System Security:
    ·         System users will not leave their computer logged on and unattended.
    ·         System users will not attempt to harm, vandalize, or destroy equipment or materials.
    ·         System users will not attempt to delete or modify system data or software.
    ·         System users will not intentionally infect a computer or network with a virus.
    ·         System users will not engage in activities that disrupt the performance of the network.
    ·         System users will not disclose passwords, except to authorized Fort Payne City Schools’ Network system administrative personnel. 
    ·         System users will always report any known violations of the Fort Payne City Schools’ Acceptable Use Guidelines to a supervisor/administrator.
    ·         System users will not gain unauthorized access to system passwords in an attempt to obtain District resources and information.
    ·         System users will not attempt to circumvent Fort Payne City Schools’ network security, including but not limited to hackware, freeware, and unauthorized shareware.

  • Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement

    Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement
     

    In August 2012 Fort Payne City Schools undertook the ambitious task of providing every student an interactive device to serve students, teachers and administrators in a variety of ways.  The focus of this initiative was to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner.  Excellence in education requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program.  Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and one of the learning tools for these 21st Century students is the iPad.  The individual use of iPads is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace.  According to studies and school reports, students who use a computing device in a one-to-one education environment are more organized and engaged learners, attend school more regularly, advance their knowledge and understanding of technology, and become constructors and designers of information and ideas.  The iPad is a next generation device that makes learning more engaging and accessible.
     
    The iPad program is one of the foundational components of Fort Payne City Schools’ curriculum and instructional delivery, and will offer students the opportunity to engage in the learning process in ways never before possible.  The iPad will be used in place of student textbooks, in as many areas as possible, for organization of notes and files, for accessing the Internet, and for a myriad of instructional applications. As a tool with such a prominent role in the daily educational process, it’s imperative to establish procedures and guidelines for the appropriate use of this device. The purpose of this document is to outline those procedures as they relate to The Fort Payne City Schools Code of Conduct and student handbook.  The procedures and information within this document apply to all iPads used at Fort Payne City Schools, including any other device considered by the Administration to come under this procedure. Teachers may set additional requirements for use in their classroom.
     

    In August 2016 Fort Payne City Schools will begin the next phase of the 1:1 device initiative and issue each high school student a Chromebook.  Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education provide an educational infrastructure geared towards creation of content through their web-based tools and platform, collaboration capabilities, and easy use.  These “computer-like” devices are the perfect tool for supporting and developing college and career readiness at the high school level.  High school iPads will be moved to Wills Valley to increase iPads to a 1:1 status for the Pre-K through 2nd grade level to further enhance the learning environment in those elementary classrooms.
     
    The use of the digital devices at Fort Payne City Schools is considered a privilege, not a right. The privilege of using the technology resources provided by Fort Payne City Schools is not transferable or extendible by students to people or groups outside the district and terminates when a student is no longer enrolled at Fort Payne City Schools. These procedures are provided to make all users aware of the responsibilities associated with efficient, ethical, and lawful use of technology resources. If a person violates any of the guidelines named in this procedure, privileges may be terminated, access to the school district technology resources may be denied, and the appropriate disciplinary action shall be applied. The Fort Payne City Schools Code of Conduct and student handbook shall be applied to student infractions.
    The remainder of this agreement is divided into two primary sections:
          I.        Wills Valley Elementary School and Williams Avenue Elementary School
         II.        Fort Payne Middle School and Fort Payne High School
     
    To see the specific guidelines that apply to you, please refer to your school’s section.
    Violations of the following guidelines may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension/expulsion for students. When applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved.
    I. Wills Valley and Williams Avenue Elementary Schools:
     

    Digital Device Usage Overview
    1.     Student digital devices will not be taken home and must remain at school, locked in the proper charging station.  Therefore, Wills Valley and Williams Avenue Elementary School parents are not required to return a Digital Device Release Form or pay yearly digital device usage fees.
    Apps, Files, and More
    1.     The apps, settings and configuration profiles originally installed by the district must remain on the digital device in usable condition and easily accessible at all times.
    2.     Students are not permitted to install apps on the digital device unless instructed to do so by a Fort Payne City School staff member.
    3.     Student digital devices may be selected at random for inspection.
    4.     Correct procedures for saving and transferring files to and from the digital device will be covered in class, and may vary from one teacher to another.
    5.     If technical issues occur, or if unauthorized apps are found on a digital device, the digital device will be restored to its original format. The school/district does not accept responsibility for lost documents and data due to a reformat.
     

    Students’ Responsibilities
    The digital device is an important learning tool and is to be used for educational purposes only.  In order to use a Fort Payne City Schools’ digital device, you must be willing to accept the following responsibilities:
     

    1.     Honor my family's values when using the digital device.
    2.     Follow the policies of Fort Payne City Schools, especially the Student Code of Conduct and Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement and abiding by all local, state, and federal laws at all times while using the digital device.
    3.     Obey general school rules concerning behavior and communication that apply to digital device use.
    4.     Use all technology resources in an ethical and appropriate manner so as to not damage school equipment. This “damage” includes, but is not limited to, the loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries or service interruptions caused by the student’s own negligence, errors or omissions.
    5.     Immediately report when a digital device is stolen to the appropriate school officials.
    6.     Help Fort Payne City Schools protect our computer system/digital devices by contacting an administrator about any security problems they may encounter.
    7.     Monitor all activity on my account(s).
    8.     Keep digital devices in good working order and participating in all required updates.
    9.     Keep the digital device in its’ protective case at all times.
    10.  Keep all accounts and passwords assigned to me secure and not sharing these with any other students.
    11.  Treat the digital device with care by not dropping it, getting it wet, leaving it outdoors, or using it with food or drink nearby.
    12.  Secure digital devices at all times to include shutting down and locking when work is complete to protect work and information. 
    13.  Ensure the digital device is never left unattended.
    14.  Ensure inappropriate, abusive language or questionable subject matter is immediately reported to school officials.
    15.  Not take the digital device home.
    16.  Not remove apps and configuration profiles originally installed by the district unless instructed to do so by a Fort Payne City Schools staff member.
    17.  Not install apps unless instructed to do so by a Fort Payne City Schools staff member.
    18.  Not update apps or the operating system until instructed to do so.
    19.  Not attempt to repair the digital device.
    20.  Not give personal information when using the digital device.
    21.  Understand that email (or any other computer communication) should be used only for appropriate, legitimate, and responsible communication.
     
    Parents’ Responsibilities
    Your son/daughter will use a digital device at school to improve and personalize his/her education this year. It is essential that the following guidelines be followed to ensure the safe, efficient, and ethical operation of this device:
    1.     Discuss your family’s values and expectations regarding the use of the digital device.
    2.     Report to the school any problems your child is having with the digital device.
    3.     Make sure your child understands his/her digital device responsibilities.
    4.     Make sure your child does not try to bring the digital device home.
     
    The following Student Activities are Strictly Prohibited:
    1.     Any action that violates existing Board policy or public law.
    2.     Transmitting, accessing, uploading, downloading, or distributing offensive, profane, pornographic, obscene, illegal activities or sexually explicit materials.
    3.     Hacking or wiping the digital device in any way.
    4.     Changing or removing digital device settings, restrictions and configuration profiles (exceptions include personal settings such as font size, brightness, volume, etc.)
    5.     Installation of games, social media or other apps not directly related to course work.
    6.     Use of sites selling term papers, book reports and other forms of student work.
    7.     Use of messaging services such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Textie, TextMe, Snapchat, Whatsapp, etc.
    8.     Use of outside data disks or external attachments without prior approval from the administration.
    9.     Use of the school’s Internet/E-mail accounts for financial or commercial gain or for any illegal activity.
    10.  Spamming-Sending mass or inappropriate emails.
    11.  Use of anonymous and/or false communications such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger.
    12.  Gaining access to other student’s accounts, files, and/or data.
    13.  Giving out personal information, for any reason, over the Internet.  This includes, but is not limited to, setting up Internet accounts including those necessary for social chat rooms, EBay, email, Facebook, etc.
    14.  Participation in credit card fraud, electronic forgery or other forms of illegal behavior.
    15.  Vandalism (any malicious attempt to harm or destroy hardware, software or data, including, but not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses or computer programs that can infiltrate computer systems and/or damage software components) of school equipment will not be allowed.
    16.  Bypassing the Fort Payne City Schools’ Web filter through a web proxy.
    17.  Committing an act of Cyber bullying.  Cyber bullying is addressed in Fort Payne City Schools Code of Conduct.  Cyber bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others.
     

     

    Legal Propriety
    1.     All students shall comply with trademark and copyright laws and all license agreements. Ignorance of the law is not immunity. This includes, but is not limited to, installation or transmission of any copyrighted materials. If you are unsure, ask a teacher or parent.
    2.     Plagiarism is a violation of the Fort Payne City Schools Code of Conduct. Give credit to all sources used, whether quoted or summarized. This includes all forms of media on the Internet, such as graphics, movies, music, and text.
    3.     Violation of applicable state or federal law will result in criminal prosecution or disciplinary action by the District.                                                                        
    These procedures are in no way intended to supersede the existing Fort Payne City Schools Acceptable Use Policy for Internet use.  There should be a seamless integration between the two documents with the intention of providing guidelines for our students, teachers and staff relating to the acceptable use of available technology in our school system.
     

    II. Fort Payne Middle School and Fort Payne High School


    Digital Device Usage Overview
    1.     Student digital devices will be taken home each night.
    2.     Prior to receiving a district-provided digital device, students must:
    a.     Return the FPMS & FPHS Digital Device Release Form signed by both student and parent.  (The release form is located in the back of your Fort Payne City Schools handbook.)
    b.     Pay a yearly usage fee.  This fee will be used for repair or replacement of any digital device which is damaged due to normal usage.  This fee is not insurance for digital devices lost or damaged due to neglect or abuse.  The fee structure is as follows:  Students currently on Free/Reduced lunch will pay $20.00 per year – All other students will pay $40.00 per year.                                                                                                                 
    3.     District-provided digital devices will be distributed for use during the school year, and must be returned with all accessories before the end of the school year, or when a student withdraws or transfers to another school. 
    4.     Digital devices are intended for use at school each day. In addition to teacher expectations for digital device use, school messages, announcements, calendars and schedules may be accessed using the digital device. Students are responsible for bringing their digital device to all academic classes, unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher.
    5.     Digital devices must be brought to school each day with the battery fully charged.
    6.     If students forget to bring the digital device to school, they will still be responsible for completing all class assignments and work using textbooks, paper and pencil.
    7.     Students who repeatedly leave the digital device at home will temporarily lose digital device privileges.
    8.     Digital devices that malfunction or are damaged must be reported to the Computer Technician. Do not attempt to repair or pay someone to repair the digital device.  The school district will be responsible for repairing digital devices that malfunction.
    9.     Digital device cases furnished by the school district must be returned with only normal wear and no alterations to avoid paying a case replacement fee.
    10.  If a student maliciously or intentionally damages a digital device or if the device is damaged, lost or stolen due to neglect, the student will be responsible to pay the cost of repairs or a replacement digital device, app licenses, accessories and protective cover – currently valued at $730.  This will be determined after investigation of the circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
     

    Apps, Files, and More
    1.     The apps, settings and configuration profiles originally installed by the district must remain on the digital device in usable condition and easily accessible at all times.
    2.     Students are not permitted to install apps on the digital devices unless instructed to do so by a Fort Payne City School staff member.
    3.     Students may be required to turn in digital devices periodically for upgrades or syncing.
    4.     Students are allowed to set up wireless networks on digital devices. This will assist them with digital device use while at home. Printing at home will require a wireless printer, proper settings on the digital device and the correct app.
    5.     Students may be selected at random to provide the digital device they were issued for inspection.
    6.     Correct procedures for saving and transferring files to and from the digital device will be covered in class, and may vary from one teacher to another.
    7.     If technical issues occur, or if unauthorized apps are found on an digital device, the digital device will be restored to its original format. The school/district does not accept responsibility for lost documents and data due to a reformat.
     

    Students’ Responsibilities
    The digital device is an important learning tool and is to be used for educational purposes only.  In order to use a Fort Payne City Schools’ digital device, you must be willing to accept the following responsibilities:
    1.     Honor my family's values when using the digital device.
    2.     Bring the digital device to school every day.
    3.     Recharge the digital device battery each night.
    4.     Follow the policies of Fort Payne City Schools, especially the Student Code of Conduct and Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement, and abiding by all local, state, and federal laws at all times while using the digital device.
    5.     Obey general school rules concerning behavior and communication that apply to digital device/computer use.
    6.     Use all technology resources in an ethical and appropriate manner so as to not damage school equipment. This “damage” includes, but is not limited to, the loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries or service interruptions caused by the student’s own negligence, errors or omissions.
    7.     Immediately report when a digital device is stolen to the appropriate school officials when school is in session or to a police department if the incident occurs at a time when school is not in session.  (If reported to a police department, bring a copy of the police report to an administrator.)
    8.     Help Fort Payne City Schools protect our computer system/digital devices by contacting an administrator about any security problems they may encounter.
    9.     Monitor all activity on my account(s).
    10.  Keep digital devices in good working order and participating in all required updates.
    11.  Keep the digital devices in its’ protective case at all times.
    12.  Keep all accounts and passwords assigned to me secure and not sharing these with any other students.
    13.  Treat the digital device with care by not dropping it, getting it wet, leaving it outdoors, or using it with food or drink nearby.
    14.  Secure digital devices at all times to include shutting down and locking when work is complete to protect work and information. 
    15.  Ensure the digital device is never left unattended.
    16.  Ensure inappropriate, abusive language or questionable subject matter is immediately reported to school officials. 
    17.  Not lend the digital device to anyone, not even my friends or siblings; it will stay in my possession at all times.
    18.  Not remove apps and configuration profiles originally installed by the district unless instructed to do so by a Fort Payne City Schools staff member.
    19.  Not install apps unless instructed to do so by a Fort Payne City Schools staff member.
    20.  Not update apps or the operating system until instructed to do so.
    21.  Not attempt to repair the digital device or pay someone else to repair the digital device.
    22.  Not give personal information when using the digital device.
    23.  Understand that email (or any other computer communication) should be used only for appropriate, legitimate, and responsible communication.
    24.  Return the school’s digital device on the date of separation from Fort Payne City Schools due to early graduation, withdrawal, or expulsion.
     

    Parents’ Responsibilities
    Your son/daughter has been issued a digital device to improve and personalize his/her education this year. It is essential that the following guidelines be followed to ensure the safe, efficient, and ethical operation of this device:
    1.     Discuss your family’s values and expectations regarding the use of the Internet and e-mail at home.
    2.     Supervise your child’s use of the digital device at home.
    3.     Supervise your child’s use of the Internet and e-mail.
    4.     Report to the school any problems with the digital device.
    5.     Make sure your child recharges the digital device battery nightly.
    6.     Make sure your child brings the digital device to school every day.
    7.     Understand that if your child comes to school without the digital device, I may be called to bring it to school.
    8.     Do not attempt to repair the digital device or pay someone else to repair the digital device.
    9.     Agree to make sure that the digital device is returned to school when requested or upon your child’s separation from Fort Payne City Schools.
     

    The following Student Activities are Strictly Prohibited:
    1.     Any action that violates existing Board policy or public law.
    2.     Transmitting, accessing, uploading, downloading, or distributing offensive, profane, pornographic, obscene, illegal activities or sexually explicit materials.
    3.     Hacking or wiping the digital device in any way.
    4.     Changing or removing digital device settings, restrictions and configuration profiles (exceptions include personal settings such as font size, brightness, volume, etc.)
    5.     Installation of games, social media or other apps not directly related to course work.
    6.     Use of sites selling term papers, book reports and other forms of student work.
    7.     Use of messaging services such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Textie, TextMe, Snapchat, Whatsapp, etc.
    8.     Use of outside data disks or external attachments without prior approval from the administration.
    9.     Use of the school’s Internet/E-mail accounts for financial or commercial gain or for any illegal activity.
    10.  Spamming-Sending mass or inappropriate emails.
    11.  Use of anonymous and/or false communications such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger.
    12.  Gaining access to other student’s accounts, files, and/or data.
    13.  Giving out personal information, for any reason, over the Internet. This includes, but is not limited to, setting up Internet accounts including those necessary for social chat rooms, EBay, email, Facebook, etc.
    14.  Participation in credit card fraud, electronic forgery or other forms of illegal behavior.
    15.  Vandalism (any malicious attempt to harm or destroy hardware, software or data, including, but not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses or computer programs that can infiltrate computer systems and/or damage software components) of school equipment will not be allowed.
    16.  Bypassing the Fort Payne City Schools’ Web filter through a web proxy.
    17.  Committing an act of Cyber bullying.  Cyber bullying is addressed in Fort Payne City Schools Code of Conduct.  Cyber bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others.
     

    Legal Propriety
    All students shall comply with trademark and copyright laws and all license agreements.  Ignorance of the law is not immunity. This includes, but is not limited to, installation or transmission of any copyrighted materials.   If you are unsure, ask a teacher or parent.
    1.     Plagiarism is a violation of the Fort Payne City Schools Code of Conduct. Give credit to all sources used, whether quoted or summarized. This includes all forms of media on the Internet, such as graphics, movies, music, and text.
    2.     Violation of applicable state or federal law will result in criminal prosecution or disciplinary action by the District.                                                                        
    These procedures are in no way intended to supersede the existing Fort Payne City Schools Acceptable Use Policy for Internet use.  There should be a seamless integration between the two documents with the intention of providing guidelines for our students, teachers and staff relating to the acceptable use of available technology in our school system.

  • Acknowledgment Forms Section – Requiring Signatures

    Acknowledgment Forms Section – Requiring Signatures

     

    FPMS & FPHS Digital Device Release Form

    *Only Fort Payne Middle School and Fort Payne High School students and parents need to complete, sign and return this form.

     

    Please check off to confirm that you received each of the following on your digital device.

    _____ 1 Digital Device ………………………………………….. Barcode #: _____________________

    _____ 1 AC Power Adapter

    _____ 1 Protection Cover

     

    All items must be returned on the date of separation from Fort Payne City Schools due to withdrawal, expulsion, or graduation. I understand that I will be charged for any missing equipment or cables.

     

    Student

    ·         I have read the Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement.

    ·         I agree to comply with the Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement and the Yearly Usage Fee described within.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    ·         I understand that I may lose my digital device privileges as a result of my inappropriate behavior, and may be financially responsible for intentional damage or avoidable loss of the Fort Payne City Schools’ digital device.

     

    Student - Print your name here:   _____________________________________

     

    Student -     Sign and date here:   _____________________________________, date: _________

     

    Parent

    ·         I have read the Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement.

    ·         I understand the procedures and requirements to which my student must comply as shown in the Fort Payne City Schools Acceptable Agreement.

    ·         I agree to comply with the Fort Payne City Schools Digital Device Acceptable Use Agreement and the Yearly Usage Fee described within.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    ·         I accept responsibility for any damage or neglect that may result from my student using a Fort Payne City Schools’ digital device, which may result in monetary charges.

    ·         I understand that my student may lose his/her digital device privileges and/or incur financial fees as a result of inappropriate behavior, damage, neglect or loss of the Fort Payne City Schools’ digital device.

     

    Parent/Guardian – Print your name here:     ________________________________                     

    Parent/Guardian    –   Sign and date here:     ________________________________, date: ________

    Current Address: __________________________________________________________   

    Phone Number: ____________________________

     

     


    Fort Payne City School Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form

     

    Homeroom Teacher_____________________________________________

     

    I,_________________________________________, enrolled in Fort Payne City Schools

    (name of student)                             and my parent(s)/guardian(s) hereby acknowledge by our signatures that we have received and read or had read to us, the foregoing Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.

     

    Signed________________________________________________________

    Student

     

    Signed________________________________________________________

    Parent/Guardian

     

    Signed________________________________________________________

    Parent/Guardian

     

    Date__________________________________________________________

     

    Note: The student is to sign the above statement. If the student lives with both parents, both parents are to sign the statement. If the student lives with only one parent or guardian, only one is required to sign with the student.

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    I give permission for my child to be photographed, videotaped, or named in newspaper articles, journals, video presentations, etc., which involve school related events and/or activities.

     

    ______ Yes                              ______    No

     

    Signed ___________________________________________________________

    Parent/Guardian

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    I agree to adhere to the rules regarding the cell phone and electronic device policy.

     

    _______ Yes                            ______ No

     

    Signed ___________________________________________________________

    Student

     

    Date _____________________________________________________________

     

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    Student Acceptable Use Policy for Internet/Network Services

     

    I have read the Student Acceptable Use Policy for Internet/Network Services and agree to abide by the provisions contained within the document. I understand that I can be disciplined if I violate the Student Acceptable Use Policy for Internet/Network Services. Such discipline may consist of the revocation of Internet/network access up to and including suspension, expulsion and/or legal action based on the seriousness of the violation.

    Name (Print) __________________________________      Signature_____________________________________           

    School ______________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian ________________________ ____

    Date _____________        

    Internet/Email Usage       ________ Yes      __________ No

     *By choosing No your child will be excluded from Internet/Email resources even if these activities are an integral part of the educational activities being pursued at the school.

     **Please detach this page after signing and have the student return it to the homeroom teacher

     

     

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    COPPA and Online Resources Agreement

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires websites to gain parent permission for users under the age of 13 and/or 18 before creating individual online accounts. Many educational sites used by Fort Payne City Schools require student accounts and, thus, parental permission.  To view the the “FPCS Approved Online Tools and Resources” list, go to the Parent Information Section on the District website.

    I give permission for the school system to upload the basic directory information of my child in order to create an account on these educational websites.

     

    _____Yes                      _____No

     

    Student’s Name (print)__________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _________________________

     

    Date ___________

     

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    Student Information Form

    (Complete and return to your child’s school)

     

    Social Security Number (voluntary):

     

    Teacher:

    Last Name:

     

    Date of Birth:                     Place of Birth:

    First Name:

     

    Sex:                               Male     Female

    Middle Name:

    Race:  American Indian/Alaska Native      Asian      Black   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander       White

    Name child goes by:

     

    Bus Number:

    Mailing Address:

     

    Child will ride bus to this address:

    City                                        State           Zip

     

    Physical 911 Address:

     

    Car Rider?                             Yes    No

    City                                        State           Zip

    Go to Extended Day?            Yes    No

    Home Phone Number:

     

    Name & age of siblings:

     

     

    Name of person(s) child lives with:

    Relation to child:

    Parent/Legal Guardian I

    Parent/Legal Guardian II

    Name

    Name

    Address: (if different than above)

    Address: (if different than above)

     

     

    Home Phone:

    Home Phone:

    Cell Phone:

    Cell Phone:

    E-mail:

    E-mail:

    Relation to child:

    Relation to child:

    Employer:                                              Shift:

    Employer:                                              Shift:

    Employer Phone Number:

    Employer Phone Number:

    Emergency Contacts (if parent cannot be located)

    Name                                                          Phone #:                       Allowed to pick up child?  Yes    No  

      

    Relation to child: (circle one) Grandparent      Relative(aunt/uncle/cousin)   Step-Parent                      Other

    Name                                                          Phone #:                       Allowed to pick up child?   Yes    No

    Relation to child: (circle one)  Grandparent     Relative(aunt/uncle/cousin)    Step-Parent                      Other

    Name                                                          Phone #:                       Allowed to pick up child?   Yes    No

    Relation to child: (circle one Grandparent     Relative(aunt/uncle/cousin)    Step-Parent                      Other

    Name                                                          Phone #:                       Allowed to pick up child?   Yes    No

    Relation to child: (circle one)  Grandparent     Relative(aunt/uncle/cousin)    Step-Parent                      Other

    Medical Conditions:

     

    Does your child take a daily prescribed medication?

    If yes, name of medicine:

    Allergies:

Last Modified on July 24, 2018