MHS Policies

Policies

This information is a little different than what is printed in the 2010-2011 Student Handbook. Please read it, and if you have questions, see Ms. Buchanan.

The mission of the Library Media Center is to support and enhance the curriculum of Middletown High School, to use a variety of technologies to locate information to support these curriculum needs and to provide instruction in the skills that students need to become lifelong learners

LMC Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*Students who come to the LMC later than 2:15 p.m. must have a pass from their teacher.

Tardies

Students must report on time to the LMC. Any student who arrives late without a pass will be sent to his/her assigned study hall.

Accessibility

Students who choose to use the LMC during study hall must report to the LMC before the bell rings for that period. Students who are tardy will be sent back to their study hall. 

The LMC is a quiet area. Please help maintain an atmosphere conductive to learning and studying. Eating, drinking or loud talking is not permitted in the LMC.

Collection

The LMC maintains a print collection of over 19,500 volumes, subscribes to 50 periodicals and two daily newspapers. Online subscriptions databases are available for research at school and from home. Contact the LMC staff for remote logins and passwords.

Electronic Catalog

The LMC collection has been automated. Access to the collection is available from computer work stations in the LMC and throughout the school.

Loan Policy

Books and magazines are checked out at the circulation desk. Materials normally circulate for three weeks. Reference and reserve materials may be checked out overnight and are due back in the LMC before period 1 the next day.

Renewals and Recalls

Materials may be renewed if there is no request for them. All items are subject to recall if needed for a reserve collection.

Copier/Printing

In accordance with copyright policy, students may request photocopies of library materials for specific class assignments. Print only class assignments. Students may not make more than three (3) copies of any given resource.

Obligations

Each student is responsible for any material checked out in his/her name. All overdue materials must be returned. If materials are lost, a bill will be issued. Any student with an obligation for LMC materials will have their report card withheld and records will not be forwarded in accordance with the Board of Education policy.

M.H.S. COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY GUIDELINES

  • The use of the Internet, electronic services and online access must be supportive of educational objectives or research.
  • Students may not share their passwords or accounts for file access with other students without faculty authorization.
  • Students must adhere to the Guidelines for General Use as outlined in Board of Education Policy 6141.321 (a).
  • The school reserves the right to monitor the content of student files and delete unauthorized programs.
  • You may not use technology for illegal activity, including, but not limited to, copyright violation.
  • You may not alter, repair, or modify hardware and/or software or otherwise degrade or disrupt equipment performance. This includes the intentional violation of network and/or desktop security, introduction of viruses or other destructive programs.
  • You may not invade confidentiality of another's electronic files, or otherwise gain unauthorized access to resources.
  • You may not vandalize another's files or data.
  • You may not use profanity or inflammatory language or in any way defame another. You may not post anonymous or personal communications without consent of the school or its representative.
  • You may not access "chat rooms"/"games".
  • You may not use, create, or download any images, music, or text that are pornographic or defamatory in any way.
  • Accessing information concerning the creation or use of explosives or other harmful materials is strictly forbidden.

Any user who deliberately or continually violates the Middletown High School policies governing the use of technology will have his/her account and/or privileges denied and such misuse may result in disciplinary and/or legal action.