During the school day students may ask a teacher for a pass to come to the media center to use its resources for projects or to select books. Additionally, passes for students to come in during their lunch may be picked up at the media center from lunch room monitors.
We provide an atmosphere of focused study, but certainly allow and encourage students to collaborate on assignments. We do not allow food and drink in the media center. Water bottles may be left on the end of the circulation desk while you are using the media center. Please be respectful of your fellow students and school resources.
During the school day we require individual students coming into the center to sign in upon their arrival and present a pass for entry, to maintain a record of how our center is being used. However, students are not required to sign in or provide a pass when using the media center before or after school.
Students may use computers for their school and academic needs. They must follow the Acceptable Use policy whenever using school computers. We provide access to subscription databases as well as the Internet. There are thirty-nine desktop computers and two black and white printers available for student use in the main reading room.
Media Center Circulation Policies
- Materials are checked out using students ID cards issued at the beginning of each year. If you have lost your ID, come to the circulation desk to see about getting a replacement. There is a $1.00 fee for a replacement ID, so try to keep track of it.
- A maximum of 5 books at a time may be checked out by students. The media center reserves the right to limit the number of items borrowed on one topic, if materials are needed by many students for projects.
- General collection materials may be renewed one additional time after the initial due date, if they do not have a hold. Reference books are non-circulating or designated for 1 day check-out periods. Kindles are checked out for 2 week and cannot be renewed.
- There are some fees if materials are not returned in good condition by the due date. They are $.10 per day fine for each late standard book, $.25 per day for late reference books, and $1.00 per day for a late Kindle. The maximum late fee is $5.00. A materials replacement fee will be assessed for lost or damaged items.
Technology Acceptable Use Policy
When logging into any CCPS, users agree to abide by the CCPS acceptable use policy. The Acceptable Use policy is outlined in the student handbook. The rules are summarized below:
School computers and internet access is to be used for school related work. This does not include playing games not related to the curriculum or using social network sites (e.g. Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.).
- School technology will not be used to create or access materials which are offensive, obscene, or illegal. While the media center upholds the virtue of intellectual freedom, this is a school, common sense and the law dictate that materials potentially harmful to minors do not belong in public schools and libraries. For more information, read about the Internet Protection Act, passed in 2001.
- Only authorized software is to be used on school computers. No unauthorized programs should be downloaded from the internet. Also, any data devices (e.g. cd's, dvd's, thumbdrives, external hard drive) must be scanned for viruses before accessing them with school computers. Virus scans are done in the media center.
- No school technologies will be altered in any way. This includes, but is not limited to, changing monitor settings, switching keys on keyboards, and unplugging cables.
- Copyright guidelines will be followed for all electronic and print materials.
- Students are expected to protect personal information when using the internet. This includes keeping their school password private. Any activity on a system will be attributed to the student logged on to it.
- All students are expected to follow proper netiquette. Behave as you should when you deal with people in person. Use proper language, good manners, do not engage in personal attacks, and respect others' rights as you want yours respected. Remember there is a person on the receiving end of your keyboard. Cyber-bullying will not be tolerated.
- Any files stored on the network server, school computers, and CCPS Office 365 are NOT private. They may be viewed by administrators or teachers at any time. Backing up files is the students' responsibility.