STUDENT HANDBOOK

Vision

ICJA will be a premier Seventh-day Adventist institution where students:

 

  • think deeply 
  • live fully
  • serve unselfishly 
  • honor God completely 
Mission Statement

ICJA exists to provide students with a Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist education by:          

 

  • cultivating the desire to nurture a personal relationship with Christ 
  • training to become active missionaries to the community and the world 
  • motivating to achieve God’s purpose in their lives 
Philosophy

The philosophy of Adventist Christian Education at ICJA is a view of education as a means of restoring human beings to their original relationship with God. Believing the redemptive aim of true education to be the restoration of human beings into the image of their Maker, ICJA, in cooperation with the church and the home, strives to prepare each learner for responsible citizenship in this world and the world to come. 

True Christian Education imparts more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person – spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially. Its time dimensions span eternity.  

True Christian Education seeks to: 

 

  • develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of all human beings
  • build character that reflects the character of the Creator
  • nurture thinkers rather than mere reflectors of others’ thoughts
  • promote loving service rather than selfish ambition
  • ensure maximum development of each individual’s potential
  • embrace all that is true, good and beautiful
Statement of Faith

ICJA is a ministry of the Daytona Beach Seventh-day Adventist Church and supported by the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. We believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior and worship on the Seventh-day Sabbath.

ICJA is a private non-profit K – 8th grade Christian school.  We are accredited by the Southern Union Conference Department of Education, the Florida Conference Department of Education, and the Florida Association of Academic Non-Public schools, which is recognized by the State of Florida Department of Education as a private school.

Seventh-day Adventists are a Christian faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. If you would like more information about Seventh-day Adventists, please contact our Pastor at 386-255-5144, ext. 5

Faculty and Staff

Shannon Hagen: Grades 5-8 and Principal

Marta Perez:  Assistant Teacher and Reading Tutor

Joey Tallent: PE

June Tallent: Music

Joseph Wauran: Grades 1-4

Office Hours

Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Fridays, by appointment only.

School Hours

The school day begins at 8:15 AM and dismisses at 3:15 PM, Monday through Thursday.  On Friday, dismissal is at 1:30 PM. 

MORNINGS:  Students may not be brought to school before 7:00 AM unless PRIOR arrangements are made due to an emergency. Students are not to be left on school grounds without a teacher present. Morning care runs from 7:00-8:00 AM and is $4/day per student. The fee is charged to everyone before 8:00.  Aftercare hours are Monday – Thursday from 3:30 – 6:00 PM and Friday from 1:30 – 5:00 PM. If students are picked up after hours, a $20.00 late fee will be charged.

AFTERNOONS:  Students should be picked up promptly after the close of the school day by a registered adult.  Students who are not picked up by 3:30 PM will be sent to Aftercare and will be charged Aftercare fees. The aftercare fee is $8/day per student. 

HOLIDAYS & SCHOOL CLOSINGS:  Please see the School Calendar for updated information regarding holidays and school closing dates.  The calendar is provided in hard copy and on the ICJA website.

Admissions Procedures & Policies

Parents and students seeking admission agree to support the school’s principles, programs, and personnel. They will consent to act in harmony with the standards, requirements, and philosophy of the school.  No student will be denied admission due to religion, race, gender, color, nationality, or ethnic origin. Students will receive all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students.  All prospective students will be evaluated and brought before the admissions committee to determine if ICJA can meet the needs of the child.  

1) Every school shall establish a working Admissions Committee as a subcommittee of the local school board and shall meet regularly or as needed to review pertinent data necessary to make admissions decisions that benefit students. Committee membership should include school administration, the school’s special needs coordinator, faculty representation, and may include board representation of individuals with an education background. 

2) An academic placement test should be administered to all students in grades 3-12. (Consult the COE for test recommendation.) If a student scores more than one year below grade level in core subject areas, additional curriculum-based testing should be done to confirm results. For kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, informal curriculum-based assessment in reading, writing, and math should be administered to obtain the necessary information on the student’s academic status. 

3) The admissions committee or school support staff will gather admissions data to: 

a. Verify legal name and birthdate through a birth certificate, passport, or other legal document. Parents should also submit proof of immunization and health records, as required by state law. 

b. Verify academic placement recommendation and grades obtained from a previous school through a report card or school transcript. 

c. Obtain references from a pastor and two personal references. If you do not have a pastor, our church pastor would be happy to meet with perspective student’s parents/guardians.

4) Once all data has been gathered, the Admissions Committee will review the data (previous report cards, psycho-educational assessment reports, IEP recommendations, formal and informal admissions test results, recommendation letter, etc.) to determine if the student’s educational needs can be met by the school. If a student is performing more than one year below grade level, the committee must identify the support systems the school must put in place to move the student forward academically or behaviorally. If it is deemed the school lacks sufficient resources to provide appropriate academic or behavior intervention and the school cannot meet the student’s educational needs, the student cannot be accepted. In situations where the Admissions Committee lacks the expertise to determine if a student’s educational needs can be met in the regular classroom or with additional support services, consultation services with the conference school psychologist are readily available. In such cases, the approval decision for admission should be made by the school’s Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Conference Office of Education. 

5) It is the philosophy of the Florida Conference that students with mild to low-moderate disabilities can usually be accommodated in Seventh-day Adventist schools if specific intervention plans are made to address the student’s needs. Consultation services to formulate these plans are available through the conference school psychologist. 

6) Additional considerations to determine how many students with special academic or behavioral needs can be placed in any given classroom should include factors such as the teacher’s experience and knowledge of strategies for differentiation and remediation, the number of grades in the classroom, the number of students, and the availability of other adult instructional support in the classroom. 

7) All new students should be admitted on a three-month probationary period, and parents should be made aware of this once approval for admission has been granted. For students with academic or behavioral concerns, a review may occur at any time during the probationary period and must occur at the end of the first grading period or at the end of the three-month period to evaluate if the plan is working appropriately, revise it, or make a different decision to benefit the student. 

8) If a student seeks admission to an SDA school after the first quarter, the Admissions Committee should make explicit inquiry regarding the parent’s reasons for the change in school program. While not required, it may also be advisable for the student to visit the classroom as a guest for a couple of days prior to an admission decision, to give the teacher opportunity to assess behavior and academic readiness for grade level placement. 

Requirements for Enrollment for New Students

The following are requirements for enrollment at ICJA:

  • Families of prospective students should understand and support ICJA’s Mission statement and Philosophy.
  • All financial or academic obligations from previous schools attended are satisfied before applying to ICJA.
  • Parents attend orientation prior to the beginning of the school year.  
  • If parents choose to register their child at ICJA’s prior to the registration date, they must submit a $25.00 Application/Intent fee for each student. Registration fees are non-refundable if the student is accepted into the program.
  • An enrollment packet must be completed for each student prior to the interview. The enrollment packet will include the following:
    • Application Form
    • Medical Consent Form
    • School Record Request Form
    • Technology Forms
    • Pick up Permission Form
    • Media Release Form
    • Student Allergy Form
    • Student Medication Form
    • Uniform Shirt Order Form
    • Pastoral Reference Form
    • Two Personal Reference Forms
    • Volunteer Driver Application Form
    • Financial Agreement Form
    • Financial Aid Form
    • Each family must also provide a copy of each of the following
      • Immunization records (HRS 680 blue form updated from doctor’s office.
      • Physical Examination (HRS 340 yellow form from doctor’s office.) New Florida student’s examination should be dated within one year of admission.
      • Copy of Birth Certificate

Upon completion of the enrollment package materials, an interview with a member of the Admissions Committee will be scheduled.  Parents will be notified of the decision by mail. 

The School Board reserves the right to refuse admission based on the following:   

  • Unwillingness of parents and/or students to support ICJA’s Mission Statement and Handbook.
  • Behavior 
  • Special needs exceeding ICJA’s services
  • Non-compliance with recommendations stipulated for admission and/or re-admission
  • Unresolved financial accounts from previous years
  • School records that may raise concern in the following areas:

     Academics

     Irregular Attendance

Re-enrollment of Returning Students

The Admissions Committee annually reviews all students for re-admission. Occasionally the committee will assign recommendations for a student/family. In this event the committee will seek to partner with the family to ensure the successful re-admission of the student.

Re-enrollment dates are established annually.  Completion of the registration form and payment of the annual registration fee will secure a position for the next school year provided the current student of ICJA is considered to be in “good standing.”  Your family is in good standing if:

  • All financial obligations with regard to ICJA have been met.
  • Your family has not accrued three infractions over the course of the school year.
  • The student you wish to re-enroll is in good academic standing.
  • Fulfillment of all acceptance conditions.
  • The following through of any recommendations made to optimally meet the mission of educating today, tomorrow, and eternity are met. 
  • Students entering 7th grade are required to have a physical by their primary care provider.
Student Tests & Evaluations

All new students will be given a placement assessment test in the areas of reading and math.  In order to be accepted, the student must fall within the normal standards of the test. Acceptance is determined based upon ICJA’s ability to meet the needs of the whole child.

Financial Responsibility

Parents are responsible for payment of annual registration, tuition, and morning/after care payments.  Financial agreements will be reviewed and signed annually by the parent or guardian of each student. The annual tuition may be paid in full before the 1st day of classes or broken down into 10 payments with the first payment due before the 1st day of classes and the last payment is due by May 10th. Morning care and After care payments for the last month of school must be pre-paid.

Tuition is due by the 1st of each month.  Failure to keep an account current could result in dismissal.  In the event of a financial crisis, the parent must communicate with the financial officer in a written agreement submitted by the parent and approved by the financial committee who will consider each family’s situation separately and carefully.  If no such communication takes place, a late fee of $25.00 will be assessed after the 10th of each month. If monthly tuition is more than 5 days past due, and no financial agreement has been made between the family and the financial officer, the student will not be allowed to attend classes until the account becomes current, or a financial agreement has been reached. Please note that unpaid balances will result in the withholding of student report cards and records. 

Checks being applied to a student’s account should be made payable to ICJA.  The student’s name should be written on the check to ensure credit is made to the proper account.  The school charges $50.00 if the bank does not honor a check.  Debit and credit cards may be used but a convenience fee will be added. *

Academics

Parents are responsible for following and supporting the homework procedure as prescribed by their child’s teacher.

Grading Scale

Grading Scale

Students in K through 2nd grade are evaluated and use the following scale:

I    Independently achieves objectives and performs skills

P    Progressing toward achieving objectives and performing skills

NT    Needs more Time to develop

 

Students in grades 3-8 use the following grading scale:

GRADE    GPA POINTS        PERCENTAGE

A                4.00                  100-93

A-              3.67                    92-90

B+             3.33                    89-87

B               3.00                    86-83

B-              2.67                    82-80

C+             2.33                    79-77

C               2.00                    76-73

C-              1.67                    72-70

D+             1.33                    69-67

D               1.00                    66-63

D-              0.67                    62-60

F                0.00                    59-00

Report Cards

Printed copies of quarterly grades will be issued at the end of each quarter. Grades should be viewed on RenWeb weekly.  Parent/Teacher conferences are required at the end of 1st and 3rd quarter while other appointments should be made as needed.

Parent Involvement

ICJA encourages parents and guardians to volunteer a minimum of ten hours throughout the school year.  This includes assistance and attendance for performances, meetings, field trips, special events, etc.

Absences

Excused absences include:

  • Illness (must have a doctor’s note)
  • Court mandated appearance
  • Death in the family

Children should not attend school if they are ill.  Students who are absent due to illness beyond three days will need a physician’s note documenting the illness, verifying eligibility to return to school and any limitations the physician recommends. Furthermore, it is important to schedule vacations, mission trips and family conferences with school attendance in mind. If a trip is unavoidable please fill out a “Leave of Absence” form (available in the office) at least one week prior to leaving, so that you can work out a plan for missing/late work with your child’s teacher.

Illness/Absence and Make-up Work

When there is an illness or approved absence, all work must be made up in a timely manner. Missed assignments are due two school days after an excused absence. Additional days may be permitted, on an individual basis, by the teacher for extended absence. No work will be accepted after two weeks of the original due date for the assignment.  If the teacher does not receive the assigned work within fourteen calendar days, a zero will be given for the missed work.  Parents will work in accordance with each individual teacher’s homework policy, which should be worked out in advance of the intended absence. 

Student Health & Wellness

Parents are asked to cooperate with the school in minimizing the spread of communicable diseases among the students and staff.  Therefore,

  • Any student who comes to school ill or becomes ill while at school, will be taken to the office and parents will be called to pick up the student.  
  • Parents should not send their child to school if he/she has been vomiting, has a temperature above normal (98.6 degrees F), is suspected of having a contagious condition or has not sufficiently recovered from an illness.  If your child is sick please do not send him/her to school until he/she has been free from vomiting and/or fever for 24 hours. 
  • If a student is sick more than 3 days, he/she must have a written doctor’s note for absences to be excused.
  • A first-aid kit is available in the office for minor cuts, bruises, or burns.
  • The State of Florida HRS requires school personnel to have a program that will be safe for children at all times.  The staff members are required by law to report any suspected incidents of child abuse to the nearest HRS child abuse center.
  • Insurance: The school purchases school accident insurance coverage for each student.  The cost of this insurance is included in the registration fee.  The school is responsible for only the amount covered by insurance. Parents are urged to carry additional insurance to supplement the amount covered by the school. 
  • Medication Policy: Florida law does not allow school personnel to administer medication without explicit written instructions.  This includes prescriptions and non-prescription medication.  The following medication procedure must be followed in order for school personnel to administer any non-prescription and/or prescription medication.
  • A form available in the office and providing the child’s name, medication, dosage, and time to be administered and parent’s signature must be filled out.
  • The medication must come to school in the original prescription bottle or manufacturer’s package.
  • The medication must be sent or carried directly to the office.  Medication may not be kept in the student’s desk, lunch box, or his/her person.  This is a violation of Florida State law.
Tardiness

School begins at 8:30 am. Students are expected to arrive on time. A grace period of 5 minutes is extended after which students will be marked tardy.  

Excused tardies include:

  • Medical appointments or illness 
  • Court mandated appointments

ICJA’s tardy policy is as follows:

  • Please note that your child is under your legal care until acknowledgement and transfer of care has taken place with an authorized ICJA staff member; for this reason, it is imperative to walk your child into the building.
  • Ten unexcused tardies in a single grading period will result in a $25 fine and will be placed on the student’s monthly invoice. 
  • If 18 tardies (excused or unexcused) are accumulated during the school year, the student becomes ineligible for honor roll field trip and principal’s lunch.
  • Any student having 30 or more tardies within a school year will be brought before the Admissions Committee for further review.
Dress Code

The purpose of a dress code is to set guidelines which will ensure a neat and modest appearance that will serve us in representing our Lord, our school, and our family well.  To encourage students to dress simply and attractively and to ensure that the students’ appearance is appropriate for a school setting, compliance with the following dress code is required for students. 

  • No jewelry of any kind. 
  • No portion of underwear is to be showing.
  • All shirts must cover the entire midriff.
What to Wear
  • Purple and Aqua polo shirt bearing the logo of ICJA is the accepted shirt for school days. *Note* All previous colors are acceptable until they are no longer available, and/or the student outgrows them. 
  • An ICJA logo t-shirt with the school name will be required for field trips and other designated days.
  • Khaki/tan or navy blue “school uniform” pants.
  • Khaki/tan or navy blue “school uniform” shorts.  Shorts must be at least mid-thigh length.
  • Khaki/tan or navy blue “school uniform” skirts, capris and skorts may be worn by girls.  Skirts and skorts must be at least knee length. 
  • Uniform pants should not resemble jeans or have decorative items.
  • Students are able to “dress down” on Fridays with appropriately fitting denim jeans and their Friday shirt.
Shoes and Outerwear
  • Flat closed toe shoes and/or sneakers are required to be worn at all times. Ladies refrain from wearing heels unless given permission for special occasions.
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes are required for all athletic activities.
  • Jackets with zippers or cardigans maybe worn during cooler weather. 
  • Hoodies may not be worn on/over the head indoors.
  • Hats and sunglasses should only be worn outdoors.
Standard of Conduct

In order for students to achieve success, they are expected to maintain Christian values and uphold the vision and mission of ICJA both in and out of school.  We are to remember that as faculty, students, and parents of ICJA we represent Jesus and our school at all times.  To teach accountability, behavioral guidelines will be consistently and lovingly implemented. These include maintaining respect for faculty and staff, classmates, and property.

In order for students to harmonize with the mission and high ideals of ICJA, certain standards of conduct are expected.  The standards align with the principles of Matthew 7:12 (“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” NIV).  Typically, a student who desires to follow this principle will choose what is right and will seldom find it difficult to follow the rules.  It is the desire of administration, faculty, and stakeholders of ICJA to nurture and develop a level of spiritual maturity in students where conduct and attitudes are directed by God’s guiding principles as outlined in His Holy Word.  By enrolling at ICJA, each student is pledging to live according to the purposes and regulations of ICJA.

The policies contained herein have been developed and adopted by the stakeholders and governing body of ICJA for the physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare of the entire ICJA community.  They are designed to create an environment in which Christian character and academic success are encouraged. Students are reminded that they represent ICJA and Jesus both in and out of school.  In addition, anything posted to the internet should be of a positive and uplifting nature.

According to this principle, disciplinary or corrective actions are not to be interpreted as punishment to fit the offense, but rather, discipline for the refinement of the individual.  This philosophy will prevail on the ICJA campus in general; however, there may be specific acts that so affect the individual or entire school and are so removed from the purpose of ICJA that one violation will automatically sever a student from the institution.  

If, after learning what is expected as a student of ICJA, you find that you are not in harmony with the principles and purposes and cannot wholeheartedly support them, you are encouraged to seek out a faculty member to elicit spiritual guidance and support.  If you find that you are still unable to align yourself and support these purposes, you are urged to seek another school wherein you can be happy.  It is strongly suggested that parents lead their children by their example and set an appropriate standard of compliance and cooperation.

Parent-Teacher Communication

Teachers will maintain open and consistent communication with parents regarding students’ academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development.  Parents are encouraged to seek out the teacher if they have questions regarding their child’s progress.  We understand that misunderstandings will occur periodically.  If this happens, we believe in the Biblical procedure for conflict resolution as outlined in Matthew 18:15-17.  Here is what we suggest:

Address the issue directly with the teacher.  We find that, most often, clear and honest communication resolves the issue.  If further communication is needed, we suggest you take the next step and address the issue with the teacher and principal together.  If you believe the issue has not been resolved after that, you may address the school board of directors in writing and/or request an audience with said members for the purpose of final resolution.

Redemptive Disciplinary Process

We realize that, at times, children will err and transgress the code of conduct.  When this happens, corrective and/or disciplinary action will be administered.  The purpose of disciplinary action is to raise awareness of the behavior, take responsibility for one’s actions, and create opportunities to develop Christ-like character through a redemptive process that aligns with the mission of ICJA.

This process begins in the classroom.

    • Teacher will address the issue with the student privately to raise awareness of the behavior.  
    • If the behavior is not corrected in a timely manner, parent(s) will also be made aware to assist in the redemptive process.
    • If necessary, administrator will be included (along with the teacher, parent(s), and child) in this process. 
    • If the behavior continues despite these efforts, the administrator reserves the right to enact a suspension ranging from 1-5 days, depending on the severity of the behavior. It will be necessary for the child and parent(s) to be present during this discussion to sign an agreement that the behavior will not happen again. 
    • After a determined amount of time to allow for correction of the behavior, the admissions committee will reconvene and decide the next step.  If the behavior has improved, the student will continue to be monitored.  If the attempts at corrective action prove to be unsuccessful, the admissions committee may recommend that the student no longer attend ICJA which will then be forwarded to the governing body of ICJA for a final vote.
Cheating / Plagiarism

Cheating is defined as any effort to obtain credit for work that is not one’s own, including copying the work of other students, making a cheat sheet for a test, plagiarizing the thoughts or words of others, accessing prohibited materials or resources (such as calculators if banned by the teacher), or otherwise claiming credit for or taking advantage of material the student did not produce and for which he/she is not responsible. 

Students who transgress will have the redemptive disciplinary process applied. 

Property Damage

Any attempt to damage school property including faculty property whether by carelessness, misuse, or willful destruction of objects or materials, will be assessed and charged to the student. This includes but is not limited to writing on desks, furniture, or walls. 

Serious Offenses

For the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff, certain offenses fall outside the realm of our disciplinary process and requires immediate action.  Some of these serious offenses include, but are not limited to:

    • Bullying
    • Racial Slurs
    • Harassment
    • Possession of weapons, drugs, tobacco, and alcohol
    • Physical harm to self or others
    • Vandalism
    • Any conduct that occurs in or out of school that negatively affects the student body and/or learning environment at ICJA

These offenses will be handled on an individual basis as best seen fit by ICJA administration and faculty.  This may include some, or all, of the following:

      • Immediate suspension until further action is determined
      • Referral to admissions committee
      • Referral to legal authorities (if required)
      • Student probation
      • Expulsion

Facilities Policies

Fire Drills

Fire drills will be conducted monthly.  Students are asked to walk to designated positions at the perimeter of the school campus to allow for emergency vehicles to have a clear path to the buildings and to ensure student safety.

Safety
  • An adult must accompany children in K-2nd Grade when entering the building or walking in the parking lot.
  • Parents who are not accompanying their children (grades 3 and up) inside should drop them off at the school entrance of the building.
  • Pick up policy – 
    • Students will only be released to persons listed on the pick-up list. 
    • Persons must be added to list prior to dismissal and faculty must be notified verbally, and in written form, of addition or changes. 
  • Sign in/sign out sheet – If your student leaves school before scheduled dismissal time the student should be signed out on the early dismissal form.
  • The facility doors are to remain locked. Students must not open them unless given appropriate permission. 
  • Volunteers who desire to work with students must undergo a background check.  Volunteers must be under the supervision of the classroom teacher at all times. 
  • Students will not be released to a parent/guardian if the faculty member(s) suspect them to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  
  • No tolerance policy/weapons/drugs – Immediate action will be taken involving the appropriate authorities. ICJA administration reserves the right to search any person’s possession, i.e., locker, backpack, purse, etc. upon reasonable suspicion.
Field Trips
  • Permission slips must be signed by parent or legal guardian and returned prior to leaving.
  • Staff will have necessary consent to treatment forms on all students attending the trip.
  • Students will only ride with those who have adequate insurance required by Risk Management.
  • Details regarding time, food, location will be noted in permission slips.
  • Lead teachers will conduct frequent head counts and instruct all chaperones on appropriate procedures.
  • ICJA School Board will approve all field trips before they are taken.
School Lunches

The diet of students affects how they learn.  Each child is encouraged to eat a nutritious breakfast before coming to school each morning. Please send a healthy sack lunch.  Lunches high in sugar should be avoided.  Students are not allowed to drink caffeinated or carbonated beverages during school hours.  If students wish to share food for special occasions, the teacher must be notified prior to the occasion, and an ingredient list must be available due to allergies or other medical conditions. Please note: No sharing of snacks or lunches will be allowed.

Technology

The purpose of the ICJA technology program is to provide educational services, opportunities and learning for today and the future.  Our goal is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovations and communication.  With this educational opportunity also comes responsibility.  Access and use of the Internet, local area networks, computers, and related equipment is a privilege. Therefore, ICJA has a user policy which must be signed. A copy of this policy is listed below for informational purposes.

iPad User Policy

I understand the use of the iPad at ICJA is for instructional and witnessing purposes. It will not be used for entertainment.

  • I may not download an app or any media content on an ICJA iPad without consent from my teacher.
  • I will maintain the operating system and not change it.
  • I will not deface the serial number.
  • I will not take an iPad beyond my classroom unless instructed by my teacher.
  • I will never leave the iPad unattended or share a different iPad
  • I will be responsible for the iPad assigned to me and any damages incurred will be my responsibility to pay for and fix.
  • I will not take photos or record class lectures, discussions, etc. unless given permission from the instructor
  • I will protect the iPad by ensuring it is in a proper case, closed appropriately, and will not stack anything on top of it.
  • I will ensure the iPad I have been using is properly charged and stored.
  • I recognize the staff and administration at ICJA has the right to amend this user policy at their discretion. I realize at that time I will have a new user policy to sign.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

ICJA offers internet access for student use. This document contains the acceptable use policy agreement for student use of the internet.

Educational Purpose

Access and use of the Internet is a privilege, and has been established for educational purposes, including classroom activities and limited high quality self-discovery activities.  This internet access under the auspices of ICJA has not been established as a public access service or public forum. This school has the right to place reasonable restrictions on the material student’s access or post through this system.  Students are also expected to follow the rules as set forth in this internet acceptable use policy agreement.

Students may not use the ICJA internet connection for commercial purposes. This means you may not offer, provide, or purchase products or services through the ICJA school connection.

Student Internet Access

All students will have access to Internet World Wide Web information resources or any other information resources specific to the internet provider service connection used by ICJA through the school account. However, these information resources may only be accessed with direct knowledge of the teacher.

The student and the student’s parents must accept this Internet Acceptable Use Policy Agreement to be granted permission to use the ICJA internet connection. The school may withdraw this permission at any time.

Appropriate Uses

The following rules apply to student use of the ICJA internet connection.

Personal Safety

  • Students will not post personal contact information about himself/herself or other people. This includes the name, physical description, address, telephone number, school or work address, or email address of himself/herself or any other person.
  • Students will not agree to physically meet with anyone they have encountered online.
  • Students will promptly disclose to their teacher any message they receive that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.

Illegal Activities

  • Students will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any other computer system, another person’s log-in, or access another person’s files. These actions are illegal even if only for the purpose of “browsing.”
Other Electronics

The use of cell phones is not permitted on campus.  In addition, any electronics, which could be a distraction in the classroom or in aftercare, are not allowed on campus. If any device is heard, seen, or used, the device will be confiscated, and a $25.00 fee will be assessed. The device can be claimed after the fine has been paid.

*Pending