Technology

All Wynnbrook Christian School classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards and four student computers. In addition, WCS offers a computer lab in which students receive instruction in computer skills and research.

Computers and Networked Information Services
Wynnbrook Christian School is pleased to offer students access to a computer network for software applications, file sharing, and the Internet. Access to e-mail and the Internet will allow students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, museums and other repositories of information and to communicate with other students, teachers, and people in various fields around the world. Families should be aware that although our Internet connection is filtered, some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are inappropriate, inaccurate or potentially offensive. The purpose of the Wynnbrook Christian School network is to provide Internet resources for constructive educational goals. We believe that the benefits to students to access information resources and opportunities for collaboration outweigh the disadvantages. As educators, we will instruct students in appropriate and responsible use of networked and Internet resources. The school network is a powerful tool that, when used with discernment, can greatly enhance the curriculum that we are presenting to students. 

Students are responsible for appropriate behavior on the school's computer network just as they are in a classroom or on a school playground. General school rules for behavior and communications apply. It is expected that users will comply with school standards and the specific rules set forth below. The use of the network is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked if abused. The user is personally responsible for his/her actions in accessing and utilizing the school's computer resources. Students are advised never to access, keep, or send anything that they would not want their parents or teachers to see.  

The following will help ensure that our network runs smoothly and becomes a learning tool for all. Refrain from 
• Using a computer to harm other people or their work. 
• Damaging the computer or network in any way. 
• Interfering with the operation of the network by installing illegal software, shareware, or freeware. 
• Violating copyright laws. 
• Viewing, sending, or displaying offensive messages or pictures. 
• Wasting limited resources such as disk space or printing services. 
• Trespassing in other people's folders, work, or files. 
• Sending any personal information over the Internet (name, address, phone number, etc.). 
• Accessing Internet resources without specific instruction and supervision of an  instructor. 
• Changing any settings on any computer at any time. 
• Notify an adult immediately if inappropriate materials are encountered by accident.  

Internet, E-Mail, Texting, Social Media – Acceptable Use Policy
Students are responsible for using common sense, ethical standards, and good manners when online or texting. “Online” includes email, instant messaging, social networks, blogs, personal web pages, and other similar sites accessed through the Internet. Students who post or send inappropriate material will face disciplinary action, including probation, suspension or expulsion.  
 
Unacceptable communication is forbidden at all times and includes: 
•    Profane, lewd, obscene, vulgar, rude language 
•    Cyber bullying 
•    Sexually provocative pictures 
•    Statements to or about another student that may be interpreted as 
•    Harassing (persistently acting in a manner that distresses or annoys 
•    another person) 
•    Sexually provocative 
•    Threatening or disrespectful 
•    Knowingly post false or defamatory information about a person or organization. 

If you are told by another person to stop sending messages, you must stop. Students should report all such incidents of misconduct to a parent or teacher immediately. 
 
Social Networking Sites: Social networking sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are not allowed at school. However, the school realizes many students have access to these sites outside of school. Students are reminded that regardless of where their posting originates, any text, photographs or videos they put on these sites or similar sites which would be derogatory to the school or the school community, or threaten, demean, or bully another individual is prohibited.
 
Website Postings: Due to the public access and nature of a web domain, students must only post items that are in line with the moral values of the Word of God.  

E-Readers/Tablets 
Electronic devices such as Kindle, Nook, and other tablets (such as iPads) are allowed for reading purposes only. Cell phones/iPods may not be used for reading during school hours. Any violation will result in immediate confiscation with a $20 fine and no future use of the device at school.