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Online Student Code of Conduct Agreement

You will regularly engage in discussions and collaborative group work with your peers. To maintain a safe space online, we need to agree to uphold specific behaviors to ensure our online space stays respectful and supportive. I,_____________________________________, agree to:

• Actively engage in the conversations taking place online.

• Read and think deeply about my peers’ ideas, questions, suggestions, and comments.

• Address my classmates by name when responding to their ideas.

• Maintain an appropriate tone and stay on topic.

• Respectfully disagree with ideas. I will not criticize my peers because their ideas are different from or contrary to my own.

• Be open-­minded. I believe I can learn from the diversity of perspectives in this class.

• Attempt to think “outside of the box” to present new ideas and perspectives.

• Respect the privacy of my peers. I will not republish (i.e., cut and paste content from our discussions to other social networking forums) or discuss conversations that take place in our class portal.

• Support my classmates in their learning process. I will not tease or make fun of my peers or their ideas.

• Encourage discussion by asking interesting, thought-­provoking questions.

• Seek help from my peers and/or teacher if I have concerns or questions.

• Only attach information and media that is appropriate to the educational setting.

• Submit work that is reflective of my intellect. I will follow the appropriate conventions of English (i.e., spelling, grammar, sentence structure, word choice, etc.) to ensure that my postings clearly communicate my ideas.

My signature verifies that I have read, understand, and agree to comply with the above code of conduct. I understand that I must play an active role in establishing and maintaining a safe online space to ensure that all students feel comfortable actively participating. If I violate any of the above expectations for my conduct in our online portal, I am aware that I will be held accountable for jeopardizing our safe space online.

Student Signature ___________________________________________________


Parent Signature ____________________________________________________

Source: Democrasoft, Retrieved from the companion website for Blended Learning in Grades 4–12: Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student­Centered Classrooms by Catlin R. Tucker. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Dover Middle School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5740   Fax: (845) 877-5749

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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