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Library Policies & Procedures

Circulation Policy

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πŸ“š Students can check out a maximum of two books for 2 weeks at a time (not including required books for class projects)

πŸ“š Staff has unlimited checkouts for classroom use

πŸ“š All materials can be renewed unless the material is on hold for another patron

πŸ“š Students with overdue materials are not permitted to check out additional items until items are returned

πŸ“š Payment must be made for any books that are lost or damaged

πŸ“š No refunds for found materials after the school year ends​

πŸ“š Overdue notices will be distributed through your content classes

Behavior & Responsibilities

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πŸ“Œ Please be respectful of other students and staff using the Library

πŸ“Œ When not with a class, please give the librarian a pass during class blocks from your designated teacher

πŸ“Œ Then, please sign into the Library using the Google Form (please note that a maximum of four students from the same class will be allowed without a teacher)

πŸ“Œ You are responsible for your own personal items

πŸ“Œ Computers are for school work only

πŸ“Œ Covered drinks and/or water are allowed, but not near the computers

πŸ“Œ All other applicable school rules will be in effect in the Library

Print & Non-Print Selection Process

Material Selection Process

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The school library shall provide print and non-print materials that will:

πŸ”– Support and enrich the school curriculum

πŸ”– Select for a balanced perspective of culture, history, and contributions from diverse people and groups

πŸ”– Be accessible to all users at all reading levels (including students with low and high Lexile levels)

πŸ”– To encourage recreational reading across literary genres 

πŸ”– Provide a means for students to choose books for their own library collection (Book Fairs and Reading Programs)

πŸ”– Include a variety of interests, abilities, learning needs, and maturity levels

πŸ”– Provide reading materials designated as Young Adult (YA) reading level


Device Usage

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πŸ“±Devices may not be used to disrupt the educational environment or violate the rights of others, including, but not limited to audio, video, and image recording

πŸ“±You are responsible for your own personal items

πŸ“΄ Please keep phones off and put away securely in your belongings according to LGMS School Policy 

Computer Usage

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Acceptable Computer System and Care Use-Policy IIBEA/GAB

βœ”οΈ The School Board provides a computer system, including the internet, to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication 

βœ”οΈ The term computer system includes hardware, software, data, communication lines and devices, terminals, printers, CD-ROM devices, tape drives, servers, mainframe and personal computers, the internet and other internal or external networks

βœ”οΈ For Acceptable Computer System Use and Care guidelines refer to the “Electronic Device Handbook” found in Appendix A of the Parent-Student Handbook

Accounts & Conduct

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πŸ’» Users are responsible for their own individual accounts and must keep passwords strictly confidential

πŸ’» Users are prohibited from sharing accounts and passwords

πŸ’» Any violations that can be traced to an individual account name will be treated as the responsibility of the account owner

πŸ’» Users must log off all systems before leaving a computer or workstation or allowing others to use it

πŸ’» Students should treat OCPS electronic property respectfully

πŸ’» Using language, pictures, or other material that is obscene, vulgar, abusive, or otherwise harmful to students is prohibited

πŸ’» All use of computer facilities, networks, and other technology resources must be for educational purposes