The Media Center is for the use of all students and staff for reading, studying, and research. The librarian and media assistants are here to help students with their research and reading needs; however, students are expected to learn how to use the library system and to keep up with their library accounts online. Students are required to behave responsibly while entering or using the Media Center.
The Media Center operating hours:
General regulations for Media Center Use and Enjoyment
- Enter the Media Center quietly and orderly. Do not enter the Media Center unless you need to use the Media Center. The Media Center is not a passageway. Use the breezeways and middle and high school hallways to navigate throughout the building.
- Students must have a pass in their tracker signed by their teacher in order to use the Media Center during a class period or block; this includes homeroom or extended learning. A student cannot choose to go to the Media Center rather than report to class. To do so is considered skipping class.
- Students must sign in correctly at the circulation desk.
- Students should be considerate of others by refraining from excessive talking.
- The glassed-in room in the corner of the Media Center may be reserved for study groups.
- No eating or drinking is allowed in the main room of the Media Center.
There are several desktop computers and a class set of laptops available for student use in the Media Center. An additional cart of 16 laptops is available for teacher checkout.
- The laptops will be reserved for whole-class use. Individual students should use the desktops first.
- Students may only use the Media Center computers for educational purposes.
- There are two dedicated desktop computers: one for searching the library catalog and one for self-check in of books.
Circulation (Checking in and out materials)
- The circulation desk is available for checking out materials, paying fines, and obtaining login information. Students should check the circulation desk first.
- Students must present their student ID cards to check out a book.
- With written parental permission, middle school students may check out “high school only” books.
- Students are responsible for returning books on or before the due date listed in their online library account available by logging into https://irwin.follettdestiny.com. Ebooks are also available for reading online or checkout to personal computing devices through Follett Destiny.
- Students are responsible for checking in their own books. A self-check in station is provided for this purpose.
- Scan the library barcode on the book.
- Check that the book title appears on the computer screen.
- Place the book on the cart to be shelved.
- If assistance is needed, please ask.
- Students are responsible for all fines for books that are not properly checked in, even if the book is found in the Media Center.
- Fines for overdue books are 10 cents per school calendar day, per book, beginning with the first day the book is overdue. Fines will be waived only for emergency-type excused absences. Students who are aware of upcoming absences (field trips, etc.) should plan accordingly.
- For student convenience, one username and password is used to log into the ICSS network, Follett Destiny, and Renaissance Place (AR/STAR). The fine for excessive password request (more than two per year) is 25 cents per request.
- Students are responsible for keeping up with their library materials. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for by the student to whom the material was issued. Money paid for a lost item will be refunded if the item is found in good condition within the same school year the fine was paid.
- Any student owing a media fine will not be allowed to check out materials, use the library computers, or obtain his or her report card until the matter is resolved.
Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL
The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!