Acceptable Use Policy Parent Letter

The following is an example of a letter sent home to parents of students in the Grossmont Union High School District. This letter, written under the superintendent's signature, accompanied the Acceptable Use Policy (see Special Insert in this issue) that had to be signed off by both students and their parents prior to permitting the student access to the Internet. CEDPA is grateful to GUHSD for sharing this letter with our membership.

Dear Parents:

We are proud to offer to Grossmont Union High School District students and staff access to the Information Superhighway called Internet. Internet is a service of the Grossmont Information Network which provides support for curriculum and student learning. Our goal in providing this service is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing and communication. We support the bipartisan vision of President Clinton and Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House, that all students have access to information designed to keep them competitive in the work force and abreast of important issues.

The Grossmont District will make every attempt to protect students and teachers from any misuse that could result from experience with an information service. The District will require that every student learn proper network etiquette. Before network access is allowed each student will be required to read a unit of instruction which will include how to avoid restricted information on the network. Finally, your signature on a permission slip granting network access will be required.

The District's investment in your student's future will provide many hours of educational and enjoyable interchange with the information services at school. Please feel free to call Warren Williams, Director of Computers and Technology Services, at 465-3131, extension 332, if you need additional information.


Jo Ann Smith