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Electronic Device Policy

Dolores Huerta Middle School uses instructional technology as one way of enhancing our mission to teach the skills, knowledge and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community.  Students learn collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking in a variety of ways throughout the school day.  In an effort to increase access to those 21st Century skills, DHMS will allow personal devices on our guest network and school grounds for students who follow the guidelines below.


Students will be issued 1:1 Chromebooks that they must bring to school each day.  Students must use district provided Chromebooks for in-class work; personal laptops are not supported by the district and may cause security issues.  

Students may also bring other electronic devices, including cell phones, smart phones, IPods, IPads, tablets, or eReaders. Those who choose to bring a personal device must understand and follow the guidelines below:

  • Students who bring electronic devices must adhere to the district Acceptable Use Policy and all Board Policies, particularly Internet Acceptable Use; these policies can be found in the District Student and Family Handbook which was sent to all students through SchoolMint. 

  • Teachers have the discretion to allow and regulate the use of personal devices in the classroom and on specific projects. Unless a teacher gives permission, cell phones and other devices should be put away while students are in class.

  • Devices must be in silent mode while on school campus, unless otherwise allowed by a teacher.  Headphones may be used with teacher permission.

  • Devices may not be used to cheat on assignments, quizzes, or tests. 

  • Students may not use devices to record, transmit, or post photographic images or video of a person or persons on campus during school hours or during school activities, unless otherwise allowed by a teacher.

  • Dolores Huerta Middle School is authorized to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing technology problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection.

    • Students are prohibited from: 

      • Bringing a device on premises that infects the network with a virus, Trojan, or program designed to damage, alter, destroy, or provide access to unauthorized data or information.

      • Processing or accessing information on school property related to “hacking,” altering or bypassing network security policies.

  • In case of an emergency situation that involves danger to self or others, administration has the right to search student devices.

  • Printing from personal devices will not be possible at school


Each user is responsible for their own device and should use it responsibly and appropriately.  Dolores Huerta Middle School takes no responsibility for stolen, lost, or damaged devices, including lost or corrupted data on those devices.  While school employees will help students identify how to keep personal devices secure, students will have the final responsibility for securing their personal devices.  Please check with your homeowner’s policy regarding coverage of personal electronic devices, as many insurance policies can cover loss or damage.


Users should strive to maintain appropriate bandwidth for school-related work and communications.  All users will use the “SCUSD Guest” wireless network to access the internet.  DHMS does not guarantee connectivity or the quality of the connection with personal devices.  SCUSD Information Technology department is not responsible for maintaining or troubleshooting student tech devices


Dolores Huerta Middle School is not responsible for any possible device charges to your account that might be incurred during approved school-related use.