Patriot Tech Expectations

Digital Citizenship
All students are expected to abide be the ISTE NET digital citizenship standards in all of their classes and while at home using their devices in both online and offline capacity. If at anytime a student is found breaking any of these standards while using a PRS device disciplinary action will be taken.

Email can be a powerful communication tool for students to increase communication and collaboration. Students are encouraged to check their Pike Road Schools email at least once per day. Teachers may send email to middle and high school students to communicate reminders, course content, pose questions related to class work, and such. Students may send email to their teachers with questions or comments regarding class. Students may send email to other students to collaborate on group projects and assist with school classes.

Students are only allowed to access their Pike Road Schools email on their school-owned device.  If a student has their personal email on their computer, it will be removed immediately.  

Student Gmail Permission
Pike Road Schools Gmail system controls who email messages can be sent to and who they can be received from. PRS students cannot send email to parent accounts or anyone outside of the Pike Road Schools domain. K-2 learners do not have access to Gmail.

Student Emails to Staff
Students are encouraged to email staff concerning school-related content and questions. However, there will be no requirement or expectation for staff to answer student email outside of their regular work day, although they certainly may if they choose. For example, an unanswered email to a teacher would not excuse a student from turning in an assignment.

General Email and Online Chat Guidelines
Below is a general summary of guidelines related to email and any form of online chat or instant messages: Email and online chat is to be used for school-related communication.

  • Do not send harassing email or instant messages or content.
  • Do not send offensive email or instant messages or content.
  • Do not send spam email or instant messages or content.
  • Do not send email or instant messages containing a virus or other malicious content.
  • Do not send or read email or instant messages at inappropriate times, such as during class instruction. Do not send email or instant messages to share test answers or promote cheating in any way.
  • Do not use the account of another person.

Responsible Handling Guidelines

  • Keep the device and its accessories (charging cable, charging adapter, etc.) in a secure, supervised area.
  • Bring the device to school each day.
  • Fully charge the device before arriving to school.
  • Back up data and other important files regularly.
  • Ensure that the device will receive secure storage if you have it at school related activities, performances, sporting events, etc.
  • Keep in its protective case at all times.
  • Insert charging cables and USB devices carefully to avoid damage.
  • Handle the device with care in the classroom, hallways and during transportation at all times.
  • Clean the device screen with a soft, non-abrasive, microfiber cleaning cloth.


  • Do not clean the device with liquid cleaning products.
  • Do not leave the device unattended.
  • Safeguard accessories at all times.
  • Do not let other students borrow the device or its accessories.
  • Avoid leaving the device in a vehicle.
  • Do not leave the laptop outside.
  • Avoid allowing pets in close proximity to the device.
  • Avoid eating or drinking in close proximity to the device.
  • Do not use the device near water such as a pool, tub or shower.
  • Do not place heavy objects on the device.
  • Do not lean or push on the device.
  • Do not check the device as luggage at the airport.
  • Do not place pencils, paper, or other objects on the device keyboard.
  • Do not place pencils, paper, or other objects in the device or in the device section of the carrying bag.
  • If a learner is seen carrying a computer in a way that would break it, we have the right to take it up.