• GCS students are being issued devices to support learning at school and home. Students are responsible for taking care of their devices. Students should bring their fully charged device and power cable to school daily.

    The device is permanent property of Guilford County School District.

    Damaged/Lost/Stolen Device and/or Accessories:

    Student(s) should notify school staff as soon as possible if their GCS issued device is damaged, lost, or stolen. If a student’s device is stolen, the student should file a police report and share the case number with the school. Devices stolen outside of school should be reported to the local police. Devices stolen at school should be reported to the SRO at the school. The replacement of a broken, lost, or misplaced charger is the responsibility of the student.


    Use of the GCS network and electronic devices is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use or other violation of the provisions of this regulation may result in limitation or cancellation of user privileges and possible disciplinary actions under appropriate federal or state statutes or the GCS Code of Student Conduct. Activity by users is not confidential or private.

    Vandalism/Intentional Damage:

    Vandalism will result in cancellation of user privileges and disciplinary action. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy network or computer equipment and/or data of anyone connected to the network. This includes, but is not limited to, uploading, creating, or transmitting computer viruses or worms. Vandalism of networks and computer systems, including unauthorized access, may be a violation of criminal law. Parent/Guardian will be responsible for paying for the damage or replacing the device.


    Purpose: We understand that many students and families now use e-readers and tablets when reading. At Erwin, we want to encourage students to read and we know that reading books that they are interested in and in a format with which they are comfortable will encourage reading at school and at home. We also know that the e-readers and tablets that students use are often also capable of connecting to the internet and holding games. In an effort to ensure the safety of our students and protect the integrity of the instructional day, we are establishing this policy to make clear the ways in which e-readers and tablets may be used and with whom responsibility rests for care and replacement of these devices if damage or loss should occur. Device Types: The devices which will be allowed under this policy are personal-sized ones which enable students to read. These devices may be e-readers which are limited in their capability to solely holding digital copies of books as well as devices which are internet accessible. Larger devices such as laptops and netbooks, gaming devices such as Nintendo DS and Playstation PSP, and cell phones are not allowed in school, even if used for reading. Guidelines: Any 3 rd – 5 th grade student who wishes to use a personally owned device for reading at Erwin must have a parent permission form on file with the teacher. PreK through 2nd grade students are not allowed to bring devices to school. The student takes full responsibility for the device. The school is not responsible for security of the device. The student and family are responsible for the care of the device, including any cost of repair or replacement. The student will comply with a teacher’s request to turn off the device if asked. Personally-owned devices will be charged prior to bringing it to school and shall be capable of running on its own battery while at school. During school, WiFi will be turned off on any devices which have that capability. The school reserves the right to inspect the student’s device if there is reason to believe that the student has used the device for activities other than reading or has violated school or district policies in any way. Violations of school or district policies involving a personally-owned device may result in the loss of the use of the device in school and/or disciplinary action.