INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
Students are to place backpacks and zippered notebooks in an upright position on the shelves at the entrance.
Food and drinks, even water, are not to be left in backpacks or on the shelves. There is a lined shelf behind the circulation desk for food and drink items. Candy and gum are not allowed in the media center.
Sign in the logbook at the circulation desk if you use the media center before or after school, during lunch, during Prime Time, or during a class period unless the whole class is using the media center.
Maintain a quiet study environment.
If a student needs to visit during class, the teacher must call the media center for approval and then sign and date the student's agenda.
A coin-operated photocopier is available for student use; copies are $.10 per page.
Directed Studies: To visit the Media Center during Directed Studies, students must have a Media Center-issued Directed Studies pass. Students may obtain a D.S. pass for the current day anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Please see a Media Specialist for a pass. Students must plan ahead to use the media center for research purposes during Directed Studies.
Prime Time: To visit the media center during Prime Time, students must have a media center-issued Prime Time pass. Students may obtain a Prime Time pass for the current day anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 9.25 a.m. Please see a media specialist for a pass.
Circulation Policies: Students must use their 7-digit school ID number to check out materials and may check out 2 books at a time for a checkout period of 3 weeks. Students may not check out materials for other students!
Fines for overdue materials are $.10 per school day. If materials are lost or damaged, students will be charged up to the price of replacing or repairing the materials plus the fine owed.
Students may not check out materials if they owe a fine. Students with excessive or frequent fines will not be allowed to check out books. All fines must be cleared each grading period before report cards are issued.Overdue notices are sent to English teachers every two to three weeks.
Computer Use: When using a computer in the Media Center, students are to sign the log book assigned to the computer. Internet access is limited to school work only.
Please be aware that floppy disks will be destroyed by the security system. Please use the disk slots in the bookshelves.
LIMITED use of USB drives is allowed and ONLY Computer #15 is equipped to accept USB storage devices. External media is not allowed in other computers in the media center.
When saving documents to open in the media center, be sure to choose "rich text format" to be certain that documents are compatible with media center software.
Students may print school-related documents for $.10 per page. Ask before you print!
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS :
Please do not send students to the Media Center or workroom unaccompanied without first calling the Media Center and speaking to one of the Media Specialists.
Media Center Directed Studies Policy:
To visit the Media Center during Directed Studies, students MUST have a Media Center-issued Directed Studies pass. This is so that we may be certain that what the student needs will not conflict with the needs of a class scheduled in the media center.
Students may obtain a Directed Studies pass for the current day anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Please see a Media Specialist for a pass. This is to minimize hallway traffic and so that the media specialists know which students to expect on a given day.
Students must plan ahead to use the media center for research purposes during Directed Studies. Due to the number of Directed Studies classes and high volume use of the media center, please DO NOT call and ask to send students during Directed Studies.
If you wish to bring your class for research, please schedule with one of the Media Specialists well in advance.
Students ARE NOT to use the laminator at any time.
Students may use the workroom only if they have received training from a library media specialist and have a workroom pass.
Scan sheets and scantron machines are available for teacher use. If you have questions, please ask a Media Specialist.
After the Media Center has closed (at 4 p.m.), no students may use the teacher workroom unless a teacher is present to supervise.