JTDS Media Center Policies:
Book Check Out:
Every week students are permitted to check out books as long as they do not have any overdue books on their account. Students will be able to check out up to two books in the media center. Books must be returned or renewed weekly in order to get a new book.
Please note: If a student had overdue books from the Collins School on his/her account, they will only be allowed to check out 1 book AND the book must stay in school. The only way the student can check out more than one book AND take it home is to return the overdue book, or pay the cost of the lost/damaged book. This will be the same policy for any 4th grader going to the Horbelt School.
Fines and Overdue Books:
Students are not fined if their books are overdue; however, they are not permitted to check out new books if their account has ANY overdue books. Notices are sent home explaining the title, date it's overdue and price of the book.
Lost and Damaged Books:
Students and their families are financially responsible for any lost or damaged book(s) that are beyond repair. Please keep all books safe from food, drinks, pets, weather and small children (baby brother, sister, cousin, etc.). The number one reason why books are returned damaged is from open drink bottles in backpacks. If you know if any book is lost or damaged, please notify me as soon as possible. Lost and damaged books must be replaced in order for students to check out future books from our library. If a student returns more than one damaged book, I may advise future books checked out from our library should remain in the classroom to prevent future damaged books.
We use chromebooks in the media center. Students are assigned to a chromebook for the school year, and will use the computer as part of the library curriculum. Chromebooks only operate on the internet. All internet usage is monitored, and students are permitted to use websites that are approved by the district. Inappropriate usage of the library chromebooks will be brought to the principal's attention. Students are constantly reminded throughout the school year that their @barnegatschools.com accounts are not personal accounts; they are owned by the school district.