Even the most progressive of programs needs order to prevent chaos please make sure you understand our virtual code of conduct. To download your own copy simply click the download buttom below
A Quick Note from our Director.......
It is important to teach our children the importance of inclusiveness whether it be in the classroom, online or on the playground. This is why we have a 0 tolerance for any type of bullying in our program. We have to keep our environment, welcoming and comfortable for all participants otherwise, our children will not be giving us their full potential.
Life happens and so do bullies, we understand that, however if the behavior continues and it becomes a pattern we will have to ask for your disenrollment.
My reasoning for beginning my online classroom stemmed from several reasons, one of them being the lack of inclusiveness. We are a community, a support for one another no matter, your job, background or high school status. We are all just parents who want the best for our children and it is within our differences we have all our children need. This is an important quality our children should take with them into adulthood.
Thank you all for being a part of New Mexico Homeschool
Virtual Events Code of Conduct
The New Mexico Homeschool is made up of a community with a common agenda, cause, and interest. Parents, students and community members come together to collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and resources. It is of paramount importance to the New Mexico Homeschool participants that no matter what the interaction, one has a positive and rewarding experience and to that end, New Mexico Homeschool is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all.
"The Original 4" established this Virtual Code of Conduct to provide guidelines to Participants and to ensure that all Participants understand what behavior is expected, and what behavior will not be tolerated. Each guideline has stemmed from a personal experience and I encourage our new families to contact us to add any you feel we have missed.
All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, New Mexico Homeschool staff/committee members, exhibitors/sponsors, and all others are expected to abide by this Virtual Events Code of Conduct.
New Mexico Homeschool has zero-tolerance for any form of bullying, discrimination or harassment including but not limited to sexual harassment by parents, students, or volunteers.
If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, New Mexico Homeschool asks that you inform the director immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 575-300-4303
so that we can take the appropriate action.
Virtual Learning Code of Conduct
New Mexico Homeschool Network
Virtual Learning Code of Conduct
Standards of conduct are just as important in our virtual (online) classroom environments as they are in our brick and mortar schools, and appropriate student behavior is expected. To ensure that all students and their families understand the behavioral expectations and norms for an online environment, we have developed a “Virtual Learning Code of Conduct” that all students will be expected to follow.
The Virtual Learning Code of Conduct addresses students’ online interactions with parents, volunteers and other students as well as students’ individual actions. The virtual code of conduct is intended to complement, not replace, existing Co-op rules, including those related to acceptable use, social media, electronic communications, and data security. The following expectations apply to all Learning Management System (LMS) platforms and synchronous (live) lesson environments.
1. Students are expected to use respectful language when speaking and when communicating through text and/or chat features. Students are not to use obscene, profane, threatening, and/or disrespectful language or images in any communication with NM HOMESCHOOL faculty, staff, and/or other students.
2. All communication with other students must be course-related (or class-related) in nature and must be polite, courteous, and respectful. The sending of unsolicited emails and/or messages to other classmates is prohibited.
3. Whenever possible, students should turn on their cameras while synchronous instruction is taking place. If/when this is not possible, a student self-photo, or “selfie,” should be used, so that they are easily recognizable to others.
4. Students must use a self-photo, or “selfie,” and video feed background that is appropriate for an educational environment. NM HOMESCHOOL faculty and administration reserve the right to determine if a profile picture and/or video feed background is inappropriate. Students using an inappropriate profile picture or video feed background will be required to update their settings.
5. Students are expected to be dressed appropriately for all synchronous lessons. The NM HOMESCHOOL Student Dress Code shall apply to all virtual learning environments.
6. During synchronous instruction, students are encouraged to find a quiet space where they will not be distracted from learning. Items that reveal personal information should be moved out of camera range.
7. Students are prohibited from sharing or posting videos (synchronous and/or asynchronous), pictures, or copies of either student-generated or teacher work on social media, gaming networks, or elsewhere online.
8. Students are prohibited from accessing the synchronous instruction for any class they are not scheduled to attend.
9. Recordings of synchronous instruction will be accessible only in a password-protected manner and should be viewed by students in a private setting that is not accessible to the public.
10. Students will be notified prior to the streaming or recording of instruction.
11. No teacher or administrator will be required to stream or record instruction for a student’s routine illness or absence.
12. The integrity and authenticity of student work is taken seriously and checked using a variety of technologies. Copying the work of others, allowing others to knowingly copy a student’s work, doing another student’s (or your child’s) work, and/or misusing content from the Internet is prohibited and could result in removal from the courses with a failing grade. Final grades may be rescinded if a student is found to have cheated or plagiarized after the grade has been posted.
Parents/guardians, as partners in supporting student learning, you are encouraged to do the following:
§ Ensure that your child’s work is authentic and original
§ Ask any questions regarding plagiarism or cheating if you are unsure
§ Report any suspicious activity
Security and Safety is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. If you identify a security and/or safety problem in any educational platform, notify your parent or the director immediately