How many devices can my child register for use on the Hudson Schools wireless network?

    I don’t have my own electronic communication device to bring to school. Will I be penalized or miss out on instruction?
    No, it is not mandatory for students to bring a device, even if they do own one. Use of personal electronic devices will be optional. Keep in mind that learning can be enhanced greatly for the entire class even if only a handful of students have a device!

    I have my device with me in class. How do I get on the Internet now?
    Most devices will detect a wireless connection when you are near one. Most of the time devices will ask you if you would like to join the network when prompted, choose “Student BYOD” from the list. Once selected, you will be prompted to enter your username (Student ID) and password (birthdate: MM/DD/YY).

    My device is not prompting me to choose a wireless network. Is there another way to connect?
    In the settings menu of your device, there is usually an icon for a network, go to this icon and choose “Student_BYOD” from the list of available wireless networks or prompt your device to look for wireless networks in range.

    I can’t get my device to connect to the network. Can I get some help from someone?
    Resources will be available in the media center to access the Student BYOD network. It is not the responsibility of your teacher or other staff to troubleshoot individual devices.

    I need to print the assignment I just completed, why is there no printer when I try this?
    Printers are networked differently in the school and will not be available when you log in to the Student_BYOD network. Some network solutions include creating and sharing an online document (Google Doc), emailing the document to your teacher, saving the document to a flash drive or printing the document from home or on a school computer. Keep in mind that using school printers in the classroom or other learning spaces is at the discretion of the teacher or other school administrator.

    My device was stolen when I brought it to school. Who should I contact about this?
    Hudson City School District is not responsible for the theft of a device, nor are they responsible for any damage done to the device while at school. Any time a theft occurs, you should contact a school administrator to make him/her aware of the offense. Bringing your own devices to school can be useful; however, some risks are involved as well. It is always a good idea to record the device’s serial number to have in case of theft.

    Why am I filtered on my own computer? Shouldn’t I be able to see what I want to on my own device?
    Internet filtering is a requirement of all public schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered regardless of the device you use to access it while in a public school. You own your device, but the network you’re using belongs to the school and Internet access will be filtered.

    Am I still held accountable for the Acceptable Use Policy I signed at the beginning of the school year even though this is my personal device?
    Yes, students using a personally owned device must have both the Acceptable Use Policy and the Device User Agreement signed.

    The Internet
    A student will be allowed to utilize the Internet on his or her own device per the District Acceptable Use Policy. If a student does not have parental permission to use the Internet and/or online services, teachers will make a reasonable effort to provide an alternative assignment covering the same content standards contained in the Internet based instruction. In the event that equivalent instruction cannot be reasonably provided, an alternative assignment will be given to the student.

    Student users shall access or use only hudson.k12.oh.us email accounts at school. All student email collaboration shall be done through these district moderated accounts.

    Online Communication and Social Networking Applications
    Student users shall not access or use online synchronous or asynchronous communication applications such as email, chat, blogs, wikis or social networking Web site functions (i.e., discussion threads, document posting, RSS feeds, etc.) while at school. These restrictions apply unless:
    • this access and use takes place within a teacher moderated online environment;
    • the online activities are being used for legitimate instructional purposes;
    • the applications and/or functions are hosted on District servers behind the District firewall.

    Communications and Access
    Parents or guardians should instruct their student user(s) if there is material that they think would be inappropriate for them to access (in addition to material already blocked by the District firewall and content filter). The District fully expects that student users will follow these instructions. Students shall inform a teacher if they mistakenly access inappropriate information or content.