Coronavirus and School Network Concerns
Due to coronavirus concerns, students will not be returning to school for the rest of the 2019-2020 School Year. Governor Kay Ivey issued this statement outlining alternate methods of instruction set to begin April 6, 2020. We will post additional information as it becomes available.
Please pardon our progress, we are currently upgrading our network and server systems to better protect against cyber attacks. Please follow us on the Jasper City Schools Facebook page for updates and announcements.
We urge you to stay safe by following recommendations put forth by public health officials regarding coronavirus.
Welcome to the Jasper City School District Information Technology Department web page. The goal of our site is to provide you with useful information about our department that we hope will make it easier for you to understand our mission and goals.
Our primary mission is to provide training and the technology to equip the students, teachers, administrators, and support staff in the Jasper City School District to utilize the most current technological tools available. It is our goal that all students in the Jasper City School system to learn to utilize technology as a tool to be functional and competitive in a global workplace and to become lifelong learners.
In order to help our students prepare for success this school year, we’re providing Office to every student free of charge. With Office 365, your child will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more. Your child will have received an email with the login information.
Instruct your child to follow these simple steps to get Office:
For PC and Mac:
It is the policy of the Jasper City School System to provide technology resources, including Internet access, to its students and employees in order to more fully support the System’s mission statement and to meet educational and instructional goals set by the system and the state. It is the intention of the Jasper City School System that all technology resources will be used in accordance with any and all school/system policies and procedures as well as local, state, and federal laws and/or guidelines governing the usage of technology and its component parts. Additionally, it is implied that all students and employees of the Jasper City School System will use the provided technology resources so as not to waste them, abuse them, interfere with or cause harm to other individuals, institutions, or companies.
Keeping students both safe and focused on curriculum is a system priority. In order to protect and serve students, the system has adopted several policies and guidelines. These include a Technology Acceptable Use Policy which addresses a wide variety of issues related to the use of school technology; an Internet Safety Policy that explains what the system does to protect children and to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA); a Parent Permission Form that informs parents about their child's rights and responsibilities and gives them the right to deny their child independent access to the internet while at school.