Q. What will my child learn in computer lab classes?
A. Computer lab instruction is based on two things: developmental readiness and the State of Connecticut Information and Technology Literacy Framework. In kindergarten the focus of instruction is on the building the student's comfort level with equipment while utilizing computer activities that support their learning in other curricular areas. By fifth grade students are expected to be approaching proficiency in the following skill areas: keyboarding, use of word processing and multimedia software, and Internet information literacy.
Q. Is it safe to allow my child to use the Internet at school?
A. In compliance with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act), the Weston Public Schools maintain Internet filters that block students from inadvertently accessing websites containing inappropriate content. This minimizes the chances that your child will view such web content while using the Internet at school. Please refer to the district Acceptable Use Policy for additional information. At Hurlbutt Elementary School students are only allowed to access websites pre-selected by teachers.