Technology at Salesian High School
Goal: to use technology in every aspect of school life, including technology projects in the classroom, communicating with parents and students through technology, and using resources like eBooks, eTextbooks, and online resources in the library.
Salesian High School provides students with two computer labs and a library media center (with a ratio of one computer for every six students). Salesian High’s library also provides eBooks and online databases for research. Access to these resources is 24/7, at home and at school. Students are not required to buy a laptop computer or tablet device to use at school.
Anywhere on campus, students also have access to the school’s Wi-Fi network, filtered according to the federal Children’s Internet Protection Act, or CIPA, requirements.
To access the school’s Wi-Fi network on a laptop or tablet, students must register the MAC (Mobile Access Control) address of their device with the technology department. The Wi-Fi network will only connect with devices with registered MAC addresses.
Students may bring tablet devices to school (with a minimum screen width of 7 inches diagonally). These devices can be used in the library and in classes (with a teacher’s permission) for research or eBook purposes. Research and eBook use can be carried out through a tablet’s browser (like Safari) or through apps like the OverDrive, Pearson, and Gale Research apps. All of these resources are available for IOS and Android tablets.
Laptop computers, though more cumbersome, may be used, especially if a student’s individual educational plan requires it. All students are welcome to bring laptop computers to school if they find their use convenient and beneficial. Laptop use on student desks can be difficult.
Not permitted at school is smart phone use during the school day. While school is in session, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., laptop computers and tablets may be used for educational purposes only.
Salesian High School assumes no responsibility for the loss, theft, or damage of students’ personal computing devices.