Media Center Usage Policy for Students:

  •  General Media Center Guidelines:

    • Students are welcome to use the media center before & after school. The media center opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m.. (longer hours may be available upon request)
    • Students must have a SmartPass from a teacher and check in at the desk with Mrs. Williams when they come to the media center individually or in small groups.
    • The media center is open for students to eat lunch during their assigned lunch period on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.  
      • Students who bring their own lunch may come directly to the media center at the start of lunch without a pass. 
      • Students who need to purchase lunch from the cafeteria should go to the cafeteria at the start of their lunch period, purchase lunch, and then ask the front office for a pass to the media center. 
      • Once in the media center for lunch students should sign in on SmartPass at the desk and they must stay in the media center until their lunch period is over. 
    • Students who need to print should share documents through Google Drive with the media staff using the email Only items that are for educational/school purposes may be printed. Once a student shares the document they may come to the media center to pick it up. There is no charge for printing educational/school documents. 

    Circulation Policy for Students:

    Students may have 6 items checked out at any given time. Each item can be checked out for up to 2 weeks. After 2 weeks the item needs to be returned or renewed. Students are responsible for returning books on or before the due date. If the items are needed longer, the student should bring the item in and ask to have it renewed. 

    Overdue notices will be sent home periodically throughout the school year. Students who have overdue materials from schools they have previously attended in UCPS are still responsible for resolving their accounts with those schools. If they return the book or payment to Parkwood High the media staff will mail the book or payment to the appropriate school. Materials are due back to the media center approximately 2 weeks before the end of the school year. The exact date is published on the school calendar each year.