Personally Owned Electronic Devices

The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology has recommended to principals that students be allowed to bring their personally owned computing devices to school for use in the classroom as an instructional tool.  Personally owned computing devices are defined as any device that has Wi-Fi capability such as smartphones, laptops, netbooks, tablets (such as iPad, Xoom, etc.), and e-readers.

West Potomac High School agrees that these devices can enhance the instructional program, and will allow students to use such devices, with teacher permission, in the classroom.  The devices may only be used in accordance to the"Color Code System Usage" posted in classrooms and designated areas. Students are responsible for any device they choose to bring to school.  When not in use in the classroom, the student is responsible for properly securing the device.  Teachers and other staff will not store or hold onto devices.  School technology support or teachers will not support, repair or troubleshoot student devices.  Students should fully charge the device prior to bringing it to school as the school is not responsible to provide an opportunity or the necessary power to charge the device during the school day.

Student participation in BYOD is governed by the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) document. Parents and students are required to read and accept the Acceptable Use Policy for Student Network Access within the SR&R document. BYOD permission is now acknowledged by signing the parent and/or guardian signature sheet within Student Rights and Responsibilities.