The High School Computer Lab is available for teachers to sign-up during school hours. The schedule for the lab may be accessed using the links to the left of the page. To reserve the lab, please stop in, or email or call Mrs. Buczek.
The lab is also available to students during study hall and after school to work on projects. The lab is meant to be a serious, professional, and calm environment for Oakfield-Alabama students to study and complete their homework and school assignments, to explore their options for their future, and to master various technologies.
The purpose of the Computer Lab...
- The HS Computer Lab is a general use lab. The room is frequently used for tutoring, student and teacher training. Students work here as part of a class visit or individually.
- Helping students to master computer knowledge and find necessary information is one of most rewarding aspects of the lab. With the thought that OA students equally deserve computer knowledge and support in their creative endeavors, help is available to each student.
- Rules have been put in place for the students. All of our OA students deserve a non disruptive environment to accomplish their work, and a quiet clean room for their computer activities. To find out more about the atmosphere of the lab, the Computer Lab Rules are posted below.
- The biggest challenge is to keep students focused on their schoolwork. With the many distractions of the net, computer games, e-mail, chat rooms, and sites not worth mentioning, it can be difficult to keep the students on task. The students are reminded that these are considered private recreational activities and are not supposed to be accessed during school time on school equipment.
The Computer Lab is not a recreation room...
therefore NO ROCK AND ROLL is allowed in the lab!
- DO NOT Rock on your chair, the lab has a concrete floor, and your head isn't as hard as you think it is.
- DO NOT Roll across the room on your chair. The chairs have small plastic wheels that do not like to be subjected to this treatment.
- DO Follow School Rules and The Dress Code while in the lab.
If you come to the lab half-dressed, you will freeze. Computer equipment requires cool temperatures, and the lab is cool, especially in the winter.
- DO NOT bring food or drinks to the computer lab.
Hungry people belong in a lunch room. Computers eat only electricity and are allergic to spilled drinks. If you are a diabetic, or have some other health problems, notify the lab supervisor, and leave your food and drink with them.
- Sign in.
When you arrive at the Lab, sign in for the computer that you will be using, indicating the period you were there, the computer number, and your full name, legibly! You are responsible for your work area, if you consistently leave a mess, you will lose your privileges.
- Report all damage to the equipment or graffiti BEFORE you start working on the designated workstation. Report all computer problems to the lab supervisors.
Do not attempt to "fix" things yourself.
- Do not leave a mess. Pick up after yourself, be responsible for yourself. Don't put your feet on the chairs, don't leave your papers around your work area. You deserve to sit on a clean chair and stay in a clean room, don't you?
- Do not access sites that you aren't supposed to. Remember that you signed a policy stating that you wouldn't. Searching for sites and activities that aren't appropriate while in school and conducted on school equipment, undermine the purpose of public education and may land you in serious, end even embarrassing trouble.
- Do not send hate mail to anyone ever. What goes around, comes around...
- Respect everyone's right to study and learn. Loud talk and loud audio will distract your classmates and adults working in the same room. There are headsets at the main desk that may be used if necessary. If you need incentive... know that scientists have discovered that humans cannot talk and think at the same time.
- You will gain respect by demonstrating respect to others. Avoid conflicts by restraining your desire to dominate the class and to govern the lab.