We are very fortunate to be able to utilize various methods of technology at Clymer Central School. We have, as faculty, observed the advantages in learning that these devices have provided to Elementary and High School students. As with anything however, technology also offers opportunities for mistreatment of its intended purpose.
This year there have been a few instances that have been brought to the administration’s attention of the misuse of student’s personal devices. We would like to use these situations as learning opportunities and be proactive in educating our students on the importance of the responsibilities and risks that accompany using online apps, and communication on their personal devices, such as a phone. For this reason, we have set-up two field trips to the Chautauqua County Jail House. On May 3rd the 11th grade class will have the opportunity to go and speak with an officer and learn about the risks that are associated with online bullying, both emotionally and legally. This same opportunity will be provided on May 4th for the 10th grade class. We hope you will support our endeavor to educate our students on this topic. Please call the school to opt out if you do not want your child to participate.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Nichole Damcott at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.