3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

Computer Use

Provo School District and Timpview High School provide Network Services to its students and employees. Network services includes all computer hardware, network and Internet services and associated software. The Internet is a very effective tool to introduce students to the global nature of information and to share information in a variety of ways. With increased access to computers and people all over the world, there is also increased access to controversial material that may not be of educational value in the context of the school setting. Provo School District and Timpview High School reserve the right to:

  • Monitor and track the use of Network Services
  • Suspend or revoke privileges and take appropriate disciplinary action for unacceptable use of the Network Services
  • Implement filtering software on the network to monitor Internet use and access

Provo School District and Timpview High School firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on the Internet far outweighs the risks of users obtaining material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the district and/or school. Access to Network Services will be provided to students and staff who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. General school rules for behavior and communications apply as does Provo School District’s Character Development statement. The use of Network Services is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges and possibly other disciplinary or legal actions including criminal prosecution, suspension, expulsion or termination of employment. The following activities are not permitted:

  • Sending, displaying, or accessing offensive messages or graphics
  • Using obscene or vulgar language
  • Harassing, insulting or attacking others
  • Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Using another person’s password
  • Trespassing in others’ folders, work or files (School officials may monitor student or staff folders, work or files without permission or notice.)
  • Intentionally disrupting the system or wasting resources in any way (such as disk space or printing capacity)
  • Using the Network Services for illegal or commercial purposes (business transactions)
  • Using the equipment in any way that is inconsistent with individual classroom policies
  • Students using the equipment without staff permission and supervision. Individual classrooms may add an attachment to the Acceptable Computer System Use Policy which supports the terms of this policy but also meets the classroom’s unique needs.

Dress & Grooming

The Provo School District Board of Education requires all students to conform to standards that avoid extremes and, further, to standards that exemplify personal cleanliness.

  • Hair shall be neat, clean, well-groomed. Distracting and extreme hair styles are unacceptable. Students will be expected to be clean-shaven.
  • Clothing which displays, represents, or suggests obscenity or items students cannot legally possess is not allowed.
  • Clothing shall be neat and clean. Clothing which is grungy, ragged, torn, dirty, etc. is not suitable.
  • Bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, tank tops, halte tops, low necklines and excessively short shorts are NOT permitted.
  • Shoes will be worn at all times.
  • Any attire which identifies, promotes, or suggests illegal or gang activity is NOT permitted. This includes, but is not limited to: bandannas, headgear or any article of clothing or jewelry bearing gang symbols, name initials, insignia or anything else which signals gang affiliation.

BOYS DRESS STANDARDS: Tank tops, sleeveless shirts and bare midriff shirts are not permitted at school or any school activities. Shorts must be at least three quarter length (mid way between the knee and the finger tips shoulders relaxed). Shorts and pants must be able to stay at waist level without the aid of a belt or suspenders (under garments must not be visible above the shorts or pants). Shorts and pants need to be modest and appropiate and can not be mutilated with holes or tears. Boxers, athletic shorts, swim wear and cut offs are not appropriate as school attire (latitude shall be given fro special clothing in P.E. classes and athletic events). Athletic (sweat) pants and pajama pants are allowed as long as they adhre to the dress policy. Shoes must be worn at all times. Hats are allowed at Timpview High School as long as they adhere to dress standards and do not distract from the learning environment. Individual teachers may request that students remove their hats while in their classrooms.

GIRLS DRESS STANDARDS: The following attire is strictly prohibited: Spaghetti straps, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, bare midriffs and low neckline shirts, blouses and dresses. Shorts, skirts and dresses must be at least three quarter length (which means the bottom hem must be mid way between the knee and the finger tips with the shoulders relaxed). Immodest skirts, shorts and dresses are not permitted. Pants should be modest and appropriate and should not have holes or tears. Athletic (sweat) pants and pajama pants are allowed if they adhere to the dress policy. Shoes must be worn at all times. Hats maybe worn as long as they are not disruptive to the learning environment.

Academic Integrity

Timpview High School is committed to the preservation of academic integrity and will act to deter any breach which jeopardizes the school’s ability to validate grades or evaluate student performance. Adherence to a strict code of ethical behavior is the responsibility of every student. The following constitute academic fraud and are deemed to violate the school’s academic integrity policy:

  • Submitting work which is not original. Students who obtain work, assignments, projects or writing from others (parents, students, tutors, etc), or from internet or print sources are culpable. Work that is edited or altered by an outside source so that it is significantly different from its original form is also unacceptable. Failing to credit original sources for words or ideas is plagiarism. Students should not “borrow” phrases, sentences, or paragraphs without quotation marks and appropriate citation. Casual paraphrasing does not make the work original. Similarly, students should not claim as their own ideas which they take from other writers.
  • Violating the integrity of examinations. Students should not obtain or provide answers from any source during a test/quiz. Sharing information with anyone who has not taken the test/quiz also violates this policy.
  • Unacceptable collaborating. Students should follow teacher guidelines regarding collaboration on assignments or projects, completing all work independently unless expressly instructed otherwise. When allowed, collaboration requires equal rigor from all participants.
  • Lying or misrepresenting facts either by altering or omitting the truth to gain academic advantage, such as altering documents/grades, or lying to avoid taking a test, turning in an assignment, or accepting a consequence.

Any instance of academic dishonesty as determined by the instructor will result in disciplinary action by the instructor and/or administrators as follows:

  • Instructors have discretion to take appropriate action such as contacting parents, giving no credit on the assignment in question or failing the student for the term.
  • Teachers will document breaches of academic integrity and may notify administrators who keep appropriate records in the student’s file.
  • Three or more documented violations may result in the student’s being denied honor status at graduation, recognition on Honor Roll, nomination as Sterling Scholar, or membership in National Honor Society. Notation on a student’s transcript my accompany flagrant or repeated violations.

Students who directly witness or have evidence of academic dishonesty have an ethical responsibility to take appropriate action.