Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,
Rock Hill Schools District 3 believes that one of our responsibilities is to inspire and motivate students to be continuous learners. We know the needs of the future are different from the needs of the past, and this requires us to transform the way we teach. As educators, we are life-long learners, and we are not afraid to learn with our students in creating these new educational experiences. As a result of this work, we will ensure our students are problem- solvers, critical thinkers, collaborators and communicators. We want students in Rock Hill Schools to have a mobile computing device which can be used for learning. This will allow students to access instruction and provide them with the flexibility to learn. Our students must be prepared for the work environment of the future where mobile technology can be used to explore, research, and create solutions to real- world challenges. Solving real-world problems will make learning more relevant, challenging and engaging.
When we put a mobile computing device in the hands of students, we significantly advance their learning opportunities. They will have access to the most current information and educational tools available. The technology will also support teachers as they design learning experiences that are relevant to the 21st century learner.
We believe that students can be provided opportunities to use the Internet as a research tool within clearly understood parameters. These conditions are:
1. Parents are advised of the rules and give their written permission through checking the appropriate box. 2. The student gives written assurances regarding appropriate behaviors while using the Internet. 3. The student and parents understand that violations of these assurances will result in disciplinary actions, and possible loss of Internet and/or device privileges in instances of flagrant abuse, i.e., searching for and/or downloading inappropriate material. Please refer to page 8 of the mobile computing guide. (Signature pages are included in this document
We ask that you work with us on all aspects of personal mobile computing. Thank you for becoming partners with us to make personal mobile computing a success for our students and enabling our students to be successful in life.
William E. Cook, Ed.D. Superintendent