The Magellan Charter School will provide each Navigator Project student with a laptop, power pack, and laptop bag for the current school year. Once issued, the laptop will remain with the student (unless there are technical issues) throughout their current school year, or until the student withdraws from Magellan, whichever occurs first. Magellan retains the right of ownership. These laptops are for educational use only at school and at home. The laptops will be issued upon completion of the following:
Students are responsible for the care of the laptop, for bringing it to school each day, taking it home at night when needed, charging it overnight for use the following day, and for monitoring battery level and charging if necessary during the school day. Laptops and any related issued items are for the express use of the student to whom it is assigned. No sibling, parent or others may use it, except to the extent that it is authorized by the student’s teacher or in the course of assisting the student with his/her assignment.
As required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, all Magellan computers are protected by a 24/7 anytime/anywhere filtering solution which restricts access to unacceptable sites and many social networking sites. The Magellan Charter School cannot guarantee that all inappropriate sites will be blocked. Adult supervision is recommended as the most reliable filtering solution for home and school.
There should be no expectation of privacy regarding the contents of files or communications while using a school-owned computer, network and local/cloud-based domains. The Magellan Charter School reserves the right to review, monitor and restrict information stored on school-owned equipment. School personnel may conduct inspections of the loaner laptops and accessories as deemed necessary.
While we understand accidents happen, our responsible use policy is intended to guide the care and maintenance of the Navigator equipment. In addition to following responsible use guidelines, students are expected to use common sense and good judgment to protect their laptop and accessories while on and off the school grounds.
There are two types of damage that could potentially occur to the laptop: mechanical failure or accidental damage/damage due to user negligence.
Mechanical failure occurs as a result of manufacturer defect or normal use/age. Damage should be reported to the classroom teacher as soon as possible. This type of damage will be covered by the Magellan Charter School or by warranties when in force.
Accidental/Negligent damage is equipment malfunction due to user behaviors. Accidental damage and user negligence will be determined by the school administrator in cooperation with the classroom teacher and technical personnel. In cases other than mechanical failure, the cost of repairs will be assessed to the parent.
If possible, students will be issued a helpdesk computer to utilize while their laptop is being repaired. Helpdesk computer will need to be returned when the student laptop is reissued.
In the event of loss or theft of the Navigator laptop, the student user and the parent/guardian are responsible for 100% of the replacement cost. They must also report the loss to the HelpDesk immediately so actions can be undertaken to replace the equipment. If theft is suspected, we recommend that a report be filed immediately with the police.
If the original equipment is located after a replacement is purchased by the parent, the original must be returned to the Magellan HelpDesk where it will be evaluated and re-issued to the student. The replacement computer will be returned to the school and the cost of the replacement computer refunded to the parent.