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Expectations for Students

Digital Citizenship


The 7 Habits of Digital Citizens 

Habit 1 - Be Proactive - You’re in Charge

I will post and view information that is appropriate.
I will not visit sites that are inappropriate.
I will use my device for learning.
I will never publish personal details of my life online.
I will always lock or shut down and secure my device.
I will never share my passwords with others.

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind - Have a Plan

I will have a plan and set goals for how to use technology responsibly.

Habit 3 - Put First Things First - Work First, Then Play

I will stay on task and remember that technology is a learning tool.

Habit 4 - Think Win-Win - Everyone Can Win

I will use my online “voice” (posting comments, blogs, etc.) to build others up and not tear them down.

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood - Listen Before You Talk

I will never publish personal details of myself or others online.
I will not bully or harass other people online.
I will be a good digital citizen and report cyberbullying to an adult.
I will talk to an adult anytime something online makes me uncomfortable.

Habit 6 - Synergize - Together is Better

I will respect and protect others at all times.
I will work with others without plagiarizing, copying, or putting down others’ ideas.

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw - Balance Feels Best

I will balance technology with taking care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.

Chromebook Violations and Consequences

If a student violates any part of the GCS Student Acceptable Use Policy, he/she will be subject to the following discipline at Woodland Elementary:
  • Violation 1 – Student will lose Chromebook privileges for the remainder of the day and the following school day.
  • Violation 2 – Student will lose Chromebook privileges for 3 days.
  • Violation 3 – Student will lose Chromebook privileges for 5 days / 1 week.
  • Violation 4 – Student will lose Chromebook privileges for 30 days / 1 month.
  • Violation 5 – Student will have their Chromebook privileges revoked for the remainder of the school year. Technology fee will not be refunded.
When a student loses Chromebook privileges, the Chromebook will remain in teacher’s possession. Student may use Chromebook to complete assessments at teacher’s discretion. Alternative assignments may be given. At administration’s discretion and on a case-by-case basis, different, additional and more serious consequences may be enforced depending on frequency and severity of the offense.

Student Pledge

Student Pledge for Chromebook Use


  • I will take care of my Chromebook.

  • I will never leave the Chromebook unattended.

  • I will never loan out my Chromebook to other individuals.

  • I will know where my Chromebook is at all times.

  • I will charge my Chromebook's battery daily.

  • I will keep food and beverages away from my Chromebook since they may cause damage to the device.

  • I will not disassemble any part of my Chromebook or attempt any repairs.

  • I will protect my Chromebook by only carrying it while in the case provided.

  • I will use my Chromebook in ways that are appropriate, meet Greenville County Schools and Mauldin Elementary School expectations and are educational.

  • I will not place decorations (such as stickers, markers, etc.) on the Chromebook or case.

  • I will not deface the serial number Chromebook sticker on any Chromebook.

  • I understand that my Chromebook is subject to inspection at any time without notice and remains the property of the Greenville County Schools.

  • I will follow the policies outlined in the Acceptable Use Policy and Responsible Use Procedures while at school, as well as outside the school day.

  • I will be responsible for all damage or loss caused by neglect or abuse.

  • I agree to return the Chromebook, case and power cords in good working condition.

  • I will be a proactive digital citizen when using my Chromebook.

  • I understand that my use of the Chromebook is subject to all applicable District policies and regulations, including but not limited to the Greenville County Schools Acceptable Use Policy, as well any applicable provisions of the Student Handbook and any individual building policies and procedures.

Strictly Prohibited

Students are strictly prohibited from the following actions while using their Chromebook (Woodland Elementary School reserves the right to modify this list at any time.):
  • Illegal installation or transmission of copyrighted materials.

  • Any action that violates an applicable existing or future Board policy and any applicable laws.

  • Sending, accessing, uploading, downloading, or distributing offensive, profane, threatening, or obscene.

  • Use of chat rooms.

  • Instant messaging services.

  • Changing of Chromebook settings (exceptions include personal settings such as font size, brightness, etc.)

  • Spamming-Sending mass or inappropriate emails.

  • Using the internet to access personal (non-school related) accounts - i.e. non-school provided e-mail accounts (yahoo, hotmail), facebook, other social media sites, etc.

  • Gaining access to other student’s accounts, files, and/or data.

  • Use of the school’s Internet/E-mail accounts for financial or commercial gain or for any illegal activity.

  • Sending anonymous or misleading communications for any inappropriate purpose via any means.

  • Students are not allowed to give out personal information. This includes, but is not limited to, setting up internet accounts including those necessary for chat rooms, Ebay, email, etc.

  • Participation in credit card fraud, electronic forgery or other forms of illegal behavior.

  • Vandalism (any malicious attempt to harm or destroy hardware, software or data, including, but not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses or computer programs that can infiltrate computer systems and/or damage software components) of school equipment will not be allowed.

  • Transmission or accessing materials that are obscene, offensive, threatening or otherwise intended to harass or demean recipients.

  • Bypassing the Greenville County Schools web filter through a web proxy.

Disciplinary Actions

Misuse of Chromebooks has the potential to earn disciplinary consequences such as, but not limited to, lunch detentions, In-School Suspensions, and Out-of-School Suspensions as well as loss of Chromebook privileges. Examples of conduct warranting disciplinary action include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leaving Chromebook unattended.

  • Removal of student ID stickers from Chromebook.

  • Deleting school installed settings from a Chromebook.

  • Lack of adequate care for Chromebook, charger, etc.

  • Resetting Chromebook to factory defaults.

  • Placing the Chromebook in developer mode.

  • Adjusting settings on someone else's Chromebook.

  • Adding a credit card to a Google Account (Google Wallet) to purchase music/unapproved apps.

  • Logging in under personal Google account to download purchased apps for yourself or another student(s).

  • Leaving Chromebook at home. Lack of preparation for classes.

  • Loaning of student device to other students inside and outside of school.

  • Failure to utilize protective cases at all times.

  • Multiple damage instances caused by lack of care for the Chromebook and other peripheral devices.

  • Off task from given assignment (playing games, etc.)