3.7 Routine Items
Announcements & the Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements are made during first few minutes of the 3rd period class. Please do not continue teaching through these announcements and maintain silence in your room so the students can hear the announcements. This includes the Pledge of Allegiance.
Students may elect to not participate in the Pledge of Allegiance but must remain quiet and not disturb the process. Students cannot be forced to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. The entire class may be asked, “Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance” but those who choose not to may not be questioned.
Textbooks will be distributed by individual departments. This section will be updated with new procedures as we complete and refine the implementation of the electronic distribution system.
Computer Use Policies
1) E-Mail Acceptable Use Policy
Acceptable e-mail activities are those that conform to the purpose, goals, and mission of the DOE and to each user's job duties and responsibilities . Users shall have no right to privacy while using the DOE's internet or e-mail system. E-mail may not be used for personal purposes during working hours, except that users may engage in minimal e-mail activities for personal purposes, such as family correspondence, if the use does not diminish the employee's productivity, work product, or ability to perform services for the DOE.
Unacceptable use is defined generally as activities using DOE hardware, software, or networks at any time that does not conform to the purpose, goals, and mission of the DOE and to each user's job duties and responsibilities. The following list, although not inclusive, provides some examples of unacceptable uses:
- Opening unknown e-mail attachments or introducing computer worms or viruses. Users are prohibited from performing any activity that will or may cause the loss or corruption of data or the abnormal use of computing resources (degradation of system/network performance).
- Using e-mail services for private commercial or business transactions and any activity meant to foster personal gain.
- Using your DOE e-mail address to subscribe to websites or other internet services that do not conform to your DOE duties and responsibilities.
- Conducting non-Department of Education fund raising or public relations activities such as solicitation for religious and political causes or not-for-profit activities.
- Transmitting threatening, offensive harassing information (messages or images) containing defamatory, abusive, obscene, pornographic, sexually oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise biased, discriminatory, or illegal material.
- Attempting to subvert network security, impair functionality of the network, or bypass restrictions set by the network administrators. Assisting others in violating these rules by sharing information or passwords.
- Distributing "junk" mail, such as chain letters, advertisements, or unauthorized solicitations.
- Revealing, publicizing, using, or reproducing confidential or proprietary information regarding the DOE including, but not limited to, financial information, databases and/or the information contained therein, computer network access codes, staff or student information and business relationships.
- Users should contact their supervisors about questionable e-mail usage.
2) Internet Acceptable Use policy
The basic principles that animate the Internet Acceptable Use Policy that follows is to:
- make powerful new Internet resources, especially broadband access, widely and equitably available and
- affordable for all learners;
- provide continuous and relevant training and support for educators and administrators;
- build a new research framework of how people learn in the Internet age; and
- develop high quality online educational content that meets the highest standards of educational excellence.
It is intended that Internet access will improve the processes of teaching and learning as well as facilitate improvements in communication between all members of the learning community, especially between parents and teachers. The Department seeks to establish a secure, appropriate virtual learning space that will be available, during and after regular school hours. In essence, Internet access hopefully can function as an all encompassing “home base” for the instructional business of the entire community of learners embraced by the public schools of New York City. Through Internet access, students, parents, and educators will have extended access to learning opportunities at home, at public libraries, or at any other location at which the Internet can be reached.
Additional information is available at: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/FinanceandAdministration/DIIT/WebServices/iaup/default.htm#email_IAUP
No personal deliveries shall be accepted at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School. Any purchases should be coordinated with the Assistant Principal of Organization.
Keys, faculty identification, parking passes, and hall passes
- Keys , faculty identification, parking passes, and hall passes may be obtained from the AP Organization in the main office. Fill out the request form available in the forms section of this handbook.
- As per Chancellor’s Regulation C-810 and the NYC Smoke Free Air Act:
- Smoking is prohibited in all city offices, on city property (including school grounds), and in city vehicles.
- Smoking is prohibited on all school grounds and other DOE outdoor facilities, including playing fields, school yards, entrances and exits to buildings, parking lots, and the like.
- Teachers are reminded that they serve as role models for students, and as such should refrain from smoking on the sidewalks in front of school buildings.
- As per Chancellor’s Regulation A-670 all school trips must be submitted, in advance, to the Principal for written approval. The forms are available in the main office and should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the scheduled event.
- All school trips are subject to the rules and regulations set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation A-670 which is available on the DOE website at www.schools.nyc.gov . It is the responsibility of the lead teacher to become familiar with and comply with these regulations prior to submitting the request to the Principal.
The following procedure will be used for students who need to replace a lost/stolen book:
- Student goes to the school treasurer (109) to report book lost, pays book fee. Fills out form
- The school treasurer (109) removes copy 1 and sends student with copy 2,3,4 to Departmental AP
- Departmental AP finds replacement book and copies ISBN and Ascension number of new book on form
- Student leaves with the new book and copy 4 of the receipt.
- Departmental AP retains copy 2 for him/herself and sends copy 3 to the facilities director (108)
- The facilities director removes the old book assignment, marks it lost and assigns the new book.
The following procedure will be used for students who need to exchange a book:
- Student reports to Departmental AP to report need to exchange books.
- If the Departmental AP approves the changes the AP removes copy 1 of the receipt and copies the returned books ISBN and Ascension number on form. Departmental AP labels receipt copy 1 “returned book”.
- Departmental AP finds replacement book and copies ISBN and Ascension number of new book on form 2,3,4.
- Student leaves with the new book and copy 4 of the receipt.
- Departmental AP retains copy 2 for him/herself and sends copy 1 and 3 to the facilities director.
- The facilities director removes the old book assignment, marks it returned and assigns the new book.
A copy of the front page of the 4 part carbon form is below for your perusal.