• Digital Academy Norms for Students and Parents/Guardians

    Students across Alachua County are now engaging in a virtual learning environment through our Digital Academy. In order to graduate our students with the knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics to be lifelong learners and independent thinkers, it is important that all students and parents/ guardians adhere to these Student Responsibilities in a virtual learning environment, which include online behaviors for students and privacy guidelines for parents/guardians.  Adherence to these norms and guidelines will help to ensure that students excel in their chosen careers as productive and contributing members of the global community.

    Student Responsibilities in a Virtual Learning Environment

    • Knowledge and Observation of Rules of Conduct - Students are expected to know and observe virtual school rules and procedures which govern their conduct.
      Elementary Code of Conduct Secondary Code of Conduct   Guidelines on Misconduct for Virtual Learning
    • Right to Learn and Participate - Students should cooperate with teachers, engage fully, and help to create a safe and equitable learning environment for all students within the virtual classroom. Remember, if you see something, say something.
    • Respect for Persons and Property - Students are expected to be respectful and courteous to other students and teachers during virtual learning sessions. Inappropriate, offensive or threatening comments, misrepresentation of identity, and/or disruptive behavior by any students during virtual learning sessions will not be tolerated.
    • Attendance - Students must use their ACPS email account to log into a virtual learning session daily, on time.   Attendance
    • Free Speech, Student Publication, Assembly, and Off-Campus Behavior - Students should adhere to the provisions identified under Use of Technology by Students. In some instances, subsection A may not be applicable because some students will be using personal internet instead of the Board’s approved network as students are working from home. Students should save work on their personal devices and/or their external storage devices. Other applicable ACPS policies include:
    • Privacy - Student login credentials must not be shared. Sharing of login information violates students’ and teachers’ rights to confidentiality and can lead to unauthorized participation and/or disruptive behaviors that take away from the learning environment.

    Offenses in the virtual learning environment may result in a loss of technology access which would prevent the student from participating in virtual learning sessions.  Students receiving this consequence would have alternate assignments provided to the student’s parent/guardian.

    Supporting Student Privacy- Guidelines for Parents/Guardians

    • Parents are encouraged to support student success in the virtual learning environment by demonstrating courtesy and respect. Civility 
    • Virtual learning sessions are designed for students. To prevent disruptions to the learning environment, parents/guardians should not actively participate in virtual sessions, although parents/guardians may assist their child with technology and/or remain nearby.
    • Video/audio recording, photographing, live streaming, or transmitting in any part of a virtual learning session is prohibited. This includes posting on any social media platform.
    • Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating during a virtual learning session should not be collected, discussed or shared.
    • Parents/guardians should not engage with students or teachers during virtual learning environment sessions. If you need to speak with your child during a virtual learning session, first mute your child’s microphone.
    • If a parent/guardian has a question, please email your child’s teacher.

    Parents/guardians should email your child’s principal with any questions or concerns regarding privacy or virtual classroom expectations.