PS 77 Technology Policy

PS77 SCHOOL Technology Policy 

Electronic Reader Permissions and Acceptable Use Form 

Students in grades four and five are permitted to use e-Readers such as Kindles and iPads in the classroom. E-Readers are to be used exclusively for reading and curriculum-based research during the school day, students using them for other reasons including but not limited to gaming, emailing and “surfing” the Internet will have them confiscated by the teacher and the administration.

The school will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged e-Readers. Students who elect to use such devices must adhere to the guidelines of the classroom teacher, including where, when, and how often the device is to be used. For example, if for educational reasons such as participating in a book club, or shared reading, the teacher would prefer a student reads a paper-copy of the book, the student must comply. Students using an e-Reader are not to use the Internet capabilities unless it is specifically related to what they are reading and/or they have the stated permission of the teacher. Students using the Internet on e-Readers must comply with the DOE Internet Acceptable Use Policy. Failure to do so will be handled according to the Chancellor’s Discipline Code.

Lastly, there will be a one strike policy on e-Readers at Lower Lab School, meaning if a student fails to follow the above stated guidelines for using an e-Reader in school they will be prohibited from bringing the e-Reader to school for the remainder of the academic year. There will be no exceptions.