Email & Acceptable Use

Acceptable Use and Email Forms & Policies

The following Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) agreements must be read, completed, and signed before students and staff may use the Internet, email or other computer programs in the schools:

WVDE Microsoft 365 Email Applications

WVDE Microsoft 365 email accounts ending in @k12.wv.us are the only email accounts to be used within the school system. The following email applications must be completed, signed and handed in to obtain an account. These email accounts are assigned by the West Virginia Department of Education and are for educational purposes.

Microsoft 365 Exchange Email System

NOTE: The new Microsoft 365 Exchange email system and online portal include free versions of Microsoft Office software. The old "access" email addresses are no longer valid. Please make every effort to update your email address in all applications and locations as soon as possible.

Internet & Technology Policies

WVDE Policy 2460 - Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet - PDF Version and Word Version

Hampshire County Policies

  1. 7540.03 -Student Network and Internet Use and Safety
  2. 7540.04 - Staff Network and Internet Use and Safety
  3. 7540 -Computer Network and Technology

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) & e-Rate

All persons within the school system should be familiar with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which establishes guidelines overseeing Internet use in the schools. In particular, it addresses protecting students from accessing potentially inappropriate material online and from the disclosure of personal information about students on the web. Failure to comply with these guidelines could result in the county losing the eRate funding that provides affordable Internet services for all schools. Visit the Children's Internet Protection Act website for more information.