Herron-Riverside High School’s commitment to the educational advantages of technology in the classroom means that students will be making the most of 21st-century learning, as well as practicing the fundamentals of digital citizenship and online safety. Technology is frequently used in all of our classrooms. Students are expected to have an acceptable device available for use in every class.
Herron-Riverside High School utilizes a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Students are permitted to bring and use their own personal tablet or laptop computer at school. Appropriate devices need to have internet capability, an e-reader, word processing, file storage and anti-viral protection.
Herron-Riverside High School encourages families to provide an appropriate device; however, the school does have a limited number of tablets/keyboards that will be available for rent to families unable to provide their student with an appropriate device.
Herron-Riverside High School students who provide their own device for use on campus must adhere to all privacy and computer/network expectations as well as follow Herron’s Technology and Acceptable Use Policy. Students are responsible for their own devices.
Students are not allowed to use nor have in their possession any unauthorized electronic devices during the school day. Unauthorized electronic devices include, but are not limited to: cell phones, smartwatches, pagers, headsets, radios, tape recorders, mp3 players, CD players, iPods, etc. Students are not allowed to use unauthorized electronic devices during lunch, passing periods, seminars, in the bathrooms, or on field trips.
Exceptions to this rule are made for electronic medical devices required to monitor health conditions and assistive technology devices for qualified students.
Technology and Acceptable Use Policy
All students and Parents/Guardians must read, understand, sign and return an annual Technology and Acceptable Use Agreement before they are permitted to use technology in the classroom.