GJHS Student Handbook - Grand Junction High School


GJHS Student Handbook - Grand Junction High School

c. The Library Media Center Web Site is: http://gjhs.mesa.k12.co.us/library.

d. Students may search for books as well as access four district wide databases from the library homepage.

When accessing a database from home you will need a username and password that the library staff can

provide. There are many research tools linked on the library web site – this is a great place to start any

research project!

e. The carpet in the library was replaced during July – August 2009. In order to properly maintain the

carpet for the benefit of the GJHS PLC for many years to come, there will be no food or drinks

permitted in the library.

f. The GJHS Library has access to the following databases:

1) EBSCO – Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Reference;

2) Info-Trac – Author information, history, science, social issues, literature, social studies;

3) World Book Online – Encyclopedia; and

4) Science Facts on File – Information on a broad range of scientific disciplines

2. Computer and Internet Use: Use of computers, technology and the internet in school is for educational

purposes as stated in the District’s Acceptable Use Agreement that must be signed by each student. Once a

student signs the Acceptable Use Agreement, he/she does not have to sign the agreement again while he/she

remains at GJHS.

a. Media Center Computer Use:

Media Center computers are used to support learning and to enhance instruction. Internet use, word

processing, and research CD-ROMS are available in the Media Center. It is a general policy that all

computers in the Media Center are to be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner.

Failure to adhere to this code of conduct may result in revocation of computer access privileges.

b. Student Use: A responsible user will:

1) Sign the computer log before each use.

2) Conserve supplies by printing only what is necessary. (Printing more than five pages requires


3) Yield to students who are scheduled in the library with classes.

4) Have a signed Acceptable Use Agreement on file before using Internet or email.

c. Unacceptable Uses of Media Center Computers:

1) Failure to log on and log off the computer sign-in sheet at the circulation desk each time.

2) Changing, in any way, any of the computer(s) controls and settings.

3) Altering, in any way, hard drive programming or records in the directory.

4) Storing and/or loading software on the computer(s) hard drive(s) without permission.

5) Copying commercial software in violation of copyright laws.

6) Using profane, lewd, or obscene language that may be offensive to others.

7) Accessing pornographic web sites.

8) Using the computers for financial gain, for commercial activity or for any illegality.

9) Using chat lines without direct supervision of a teacher.

10) Using someone else’s user-name and password to access the Internet.

3. Student Use of the Electronic Media/Acceptable Use Agreement –

In order to provide for the appropriate use of technology resources, including the Internet and electronic

mail, in keeping with Board of Education policy, an “Acceptable Use Agreement” has been developed. (A

copy of this agreement will be distributed to students and parents, for signature, before a student is

issued an account permitting the student to access technology resources.)


Students who are ill or injured should report to the Health Office (lower east hall) or to the main office if the

Health Office is closed. Parents/guardians will be contacted when it is necessary for a student to go home.


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