Learning from home may inherently have a less formal feel than when students are in school. School rules and policies are in effect during this period - especially regarding acceptable use of technology - and students who are found to be in violation may face consequences. In particular, please attend to the following:
Students need not be in school dress code for online meetings, but should maintain an appearance that is appropriate and respectful and not contain inappropriate images or words, much like Tag Days. In addition, a student’s location during an online meeting should not contain inappropriate items or imagery in view.
Code of Conduct
Students should not use Upland Online platforms inappropriately. Zoom or Google Meet gatherings are for school use only and should not be accessed, shared or utilized without teacher presence, nor should students record sessions or capture imagery (screen shots) without explicit permission from the teacher.
During the period of distance learning, students will be “on their honor” for the completion of most assignments and assessments. Unless otherwise permitted or noted, students should not be collaborating on school work. Remember and employ Upland’s Honor Code: “I have neither given nor received help on this assignment”.
Acts of Kindness and Service
This period away from school, while in many ways strange and isolating, can still provide opportunities for kindness, courage, and service. We encourage students to take videos or images of you doing good things - helping a younger sibling with schoolwork, helping your parents around the house, picking up litter, etc.