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Documents/Handouts/Additional Online Resources


July 12, 2015

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),


Moanalua Middle School will be implementing our One-to-One Digital Learning Program for SY 2015 - 2016 on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  This program will provide every student at our school with an 11" MacBook Air Laptop computer.   


This program, offers every student an expanded set of new learning opportunities for both collaborative and self-directed learning.  With a personal laptop available, every student will:


  • Posses an integral learning tool to gain the 21st century skills required to excel and compete globally;

  • Be empowered by and engaged with the curriculum;

  • Increase his/her knowledge and understanding of technology;

  • Become constructors and designers of information and ideas.


A mandatory parent meeting regarding the One-to-One Computer Program will be held on the following days by your child’s team:


Team 7A: Monday, August 17, 2015 in the MMS Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

Team 7B:   Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in the MMS Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

Team 7C: Thursday, August 20, 2015 in the MMS Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.

NEW 8th Grade: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in the Cafeterz at 6:00 p.m.



NOTE:  If you attended our mandatory parent orientation last year, you will not need to come.

Please make note of this important date in your calendars and plan on attending.  If you are unable to make it on the designated date, please contact Mrs. LeeAnn LaFortune, PCNC Facilitator, at (808)305-1325 to reschedule.   All the information about this 1:1 project will be provided during that meeting, as well as information on upcoming internet safety and technology training for the families of our middle school students.  Please know that failure to attend will result in your child NOT receiving a laptop computer to use.


We have attached with this letter the HIDOE 1:1 Digital Device Usage Policy, Networks and Internet Services Form Acceptable User Guidelines (Attachment A), Student Internet Use Guidelines Relating to Use of School Computers (Attachment B) and Student/Parent Agreement Form. (See pdf attachment below)  Please read  this form thoroughly with your child so that you are both clear on the expectations for device use this school year.  Please bring this completed 1:1 Digital Device Usage Policy Agreement Form to the designated parent meeting night as we will be collecting it at that time.  Thank you.


Sincerely,

Lisa Nagamine

Principal


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

There 3 mandatory requirements that must be fulfilled in order for students to be assigned a computer. Each student must submit the following 2 forms:

1.  Parent/Guardian must attend the scheduled mandatory parent meeting. (See letter above for dates)

2.  1:1 Digital Device User Policy Student/Parent Agreement Form (See pdf file at bottom of this page)


  • Attachment A: HIDOE Networks and Internet Services Form Acceptable User Guidelines
  • Attachment B: Student Internet Use Guidelines Relating to Use of School Computers

3.  Student Publication/Video Release Form (See pdf file at the bottom of this page)

This form was distributed and collected through advisory classes at the start of the school year.



ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES

ADDITIONAL INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES:

There are many resources that are available to support Internet safety and help schools fight cyberbullying.  Here are some resource suggestions that you can use for extra support:


CYBERBULLYING Online Resources:

Stopbullying.gov’s Cyberbullying Site:  This site provides helpful background information on cyberbullying, strategies to prevent cyberbullying, and ways to report cyberbulling

 http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/index.html


National Crime Prevention Council:

Cyberbullying has become a serious problem across the U.S.  Students, teachers, parents, and school staff need to understand what cyberbullying is, how they can help prevent it, and how to encourage students to report it.  All participants in a one-to-one program should be aware cyberbullying. 

The following handouts are available through the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and can be found at:

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/cyberbullying-tip-sheets 


ADDITIONAL INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES: 

Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force:  

This site, created by the Attorney General’s Office, contains education and prevention resources to protect the children of Hawaii in cyberspace.  Resources include:


  • interactive games that teach children web safety
  • Guidelines to inform parents how to keep their children safe
  • Lesson plans and classroom activity ideas for teachers

http://ag.hawaii.gov/hicac/

 

Common Sense Media:  

This is a comprehensive site that contains everything from ready-made resources for educators about digital citizenship to tips on essentials for rolling out a one-to-one program.  Their free curriculum is differentiated by age group and topic.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

 

NetSmartz Workshop:  

This site, by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America has resources for different age groups, educators and parents covering a wide range of topics aiming to keeping kids and teens safer on the Internet.

http://www.netsmartz.org/ 


Verizon Insiders Guide - Teaching Cyber Safety

https://www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/home-and-family/teaching-cyber-safety/