- The SLA Remote Learning Code of Conduct outlines the standards of behavior that apply to all students of Science, Language & Arts International School (SLA) who are enrolled as students with SLA or as participants in SLA’s enrichment, baby and toddler, or adult education programs, and their families, throughout any remote learning experience.
- SLA reserves the right to remove a user’s access to the network without notice at any time if the user is engaged in any activity that contradicts the policies in this Code of Conduct or any school, district, local, state, and federal laws.
- Students and families must follow all guidelines set forth in this document and by SLA staff. In general, students, families, and SLA employees are expected to follow the same standards of behavior and conduct that apply during regular, on-site school hours where possible.
- All rules and guidelines are in effect before, during, and after school hours for all school technology and systems, including, SLA-provided email accounts, Google Classroom, Zoom meetings, and any other forms of telecommunication facilitated by SLA for the purpose of remote learning.
- SLA Systems describe any platform, software, or network used or provided by SLA for communication, file sharing, etc. to further students’ education as part of the school curriculum.
- SLA Student Email describes the email credentials provided by SLA to enrolled students to allow them to participate in the remote learning program.
Indemnification and Liability
- Participation in certain SLA online programs may sometimes include physical activity that may expose participants to some risk of personal injury. We strongly recommend that students conduct these activities with some parental supervision, and that if at any point students experience pain, discomfort, fatigue, or exhaustion, they take a break from the activity.
- By enrolling your child in SLA Programs that include physical activities, you warrant and acknowledge that your child is physically fit to participate and has no conditions that would prevent participation.
- You agree to willingly comply with the stated and customary terms for participation in SLA’s online programs. If you observe any significant hazard during your child’s presence or participation, you agree to remove them from the activity immediately and bring the situation to the attention of the instructor immediately.
- You further agree to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SLA, and the members, managers, employees, agents, tenants, guests and invitees of each, from and against any from any loss, cost, damage, injury, and/or any other claim resulting from or occasioned by (i) your or your child’s participation in or instructional training provided at classes, programs or workshops held at SLA or via remote teleconference, and (ii) your presence at and/or use of SLA’s facilities.
- Telecommunications policies in the SLA Code of Conduct apply to all systems and devices during school hours which may be used for phone calls, video conference, instant messaging, email, or other forms of communication, or any School-provided devices and systems which may be used for communication at all times.
- Students and families should follow basic Internet safety guidelines at all times.
- SLA students shall only log in to their SLA Student Email with the user credentials provided by SLA by email for that student. Students and Families should not share login credentials. If there is some circumstance that requires a shared account, please contact SLA administration as soon as possible.
- SLA will monitor student use of SLA systems and devices as much as possible in order to ensure student safety and compliance with this Code of Conduct. SLA Families must also agree to reasonably monitor student use of SLA systems and devices at home in order to ensure a safe remote learning environment and to keep students on-task.
- All emails sent through the use of School-provided email accounts are the property of the SLA.
- Students shall not use School-provided means of telecommunication for improper communications during or after school hours. This includes platforms such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, and email. Students, or their families, who feel they are being harassed or cyberbullied may contact their class teacher or the Parent Coordinator so the School may take appropriate action.
- Hate speech, including any abusive or threatening speech that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation, is forbidden.
- To maintain the privacy and security of all Students and SLA Families, teleconferences over Zoom, Google Hangouts, or any telecommunications platform shall not be recorded, screenshotted, photographed, or otherwise captured by the participants. SLA may record teleconferences to provide recordings of instruction to families who were unable to attend. In this case, video recordings shall be maintained on SLA’s own network to maintain access control and privacy.
- During live instruction, students shall not use their personal devices or to stream content or play games unrelated to the content of SLA’s remote learning program.
File Storage and Sharing
- All users are subject to state and federal copyright laws.
- All digital and physical remote-learning content created by SLA teachers is the property of SLA. All users are expected to follow existing copyright laws and educational fair use policies.
- All files stored on School networks are property of the School and may be subject for reviewing and monitoring. These files must always be school appropriate, and the storage of files with inappropriate content may result in disciplinary action.
- School-inappropriate content may include content that contains obscene language, nudity, or pornographic content, references to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, gangs, graphic violence, bullying or harassment, discriminatory or prejudicial behavior, or other content that is hazardous to the security and safety of the school, its community, and its property.
- Students or Families who identify a security problem or risk in SLA’s systems are expected to report this issue to the SLA administration as soon as possible, without discussing this issue with other individuals. This is to prevent the risk of exploitation of yet-unidentified security issues.
- Students or Families who identify a file that may contain a computer virus should refrain from loading this file onto SLA networks, and should alert the SLA administration immediately.
- SLA Students and Families should notify an SLA staff member immediately if they come across information, images, or messages that are inappropriate, dangerous, threatening, or make them feel uncomfortable on SLA systems or networks.