The vision of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District is to be a world-class school system, recognized as a model for quality education. Its mission is to provide an educational environment that enables each individual to reach his or her full potential.
Oakdale Joint Unified School District has over 20 Windows servers, 1 Linux server, as well as over 1200 computers at the school sites. All of our libraries and classrooms are connected to the District Wide Area network for access to the Internet, which we get from the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
The Internet can be a great resource for students; however, going online can also pose hazards. It's important to be aware of what your student sees and hears on the Internet, what they share about themselves, and who they meet online. Talk to them about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and monitor their online activities. Links to the left (under Internet Safety) are sites that offer information and resources to help in this on-going effort to stay aware and safe.
5 BASIC RULES
- Don’t open email attachments— Unless you have verified the source, whether it is someone you know or not.
- Don’t click links in email— The link could lead you to a phishing site, or may lead you to install malicious software. Copy and paste links into your browser, or type them in by hand instead. Be aware of identity theft.
- Don’t download files from places you aren’t absolutely sure are safe— Stick with well-known sites.
- Update your operating system regularly— Turn on automatic updates. Apply all critical updates immediately.
- Use a firewall— The best firewall is a hardware router, the kind you use to share an internet connection. Turn on your operating system’s firewall as well, even if you have a router.