Acceptable Use Policy
To provide students with an interactive, technology-rich learning environment, District 401 has trained its faculty and staff in the use of G Suite for Education as part of the District Technology Initiative.
D401 students now have the ability to access the applications and features associated with G Suite, such as Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides and so on.
Students in grades 3-12 also have access to Gmail. This is a closed system, meaning students can only communicate with other individuals who have access to the same "@epcusd401.org" Gmail account. This way they cannot receive or send messages outside of the D401 system.
What This Means for Students
Safety is a primary concern of ours as we expand the role of technology in the classroom.
As a result, the District's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) has been updated to appropriately reflect what students will be exposed to and what they are expected to use as D401 moves forward with its Technology Initiative.
In order for students to continue pursuing these opportunities, they and their parents/guardians must sign and return the updated AUP at the start of each school year.
To Access the 2020-21 Policy
A downloadable copy of the Acceptable Use Policy for all students can be found at this link:
The AUP is an essential part of our incorporation of technology into all District 401 classrooms. We are pleased to offer our students the benefits that come with world-class digital learning tools, and we are gratified by their enthusiasm for this exciting path forward.