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Library Media Center (LMC)

Betty Tinnin

Library Media & Technology Specialist
SchoolMAX Family Portal Administrator

Prince George's County Public Schools views technology as computers, scanners, digital cameras, video projectors, video cameras, and the Internet as instructional tools for learning. As such, all users are expected to follow the accepted and established guidelines listed in the PGCPS Acceptable Use Guideline (hhtp:// and highlighted in this document.

Accepted use of technology and all related resources requires users to:

  • Protect private information such as addresses, phone numbers, or passwords.
  • Use appropriate language. This applies to public messages, private messages, and materials posted on the Web.
  • Respect all copyright laws.
  • Use computers for their intended educational purposes only.
  • Understand that the use of the computer or the network for illegal activities is strictly prohibited.

Examples of Unacceptable Use of Technology and all related resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks.
  • Trespassing in another’s files, folders or work.
  • Accessing inappropriate Internet Web sites.
  • Accessing “chat lines” which are not a part of a class activity directly under the supervision of a teacher or educationally inappropriate.
  • Gaining intentional access to obscene or inappropriate files.
  • Using abusive or otherwise objectionable language in either a public or private message.
  • Harassing, insulting, or attacking others.
  • Posting anonymous messages.
  • Vandalizing the data of another user.
  • Identifying one’s self with another person’s name or identity.
  • Using an account or password of another user without authorization.
  • Theft of data, equipment, or intellectual property.

If it has been determined that a user has improperly used the equipment or its resources in any manner, the user can expect disciplinary actions which may include but are not limited to:

  • Access to such equipment may be immediately suspended.
  • Disciplinary action by school administration.
  • Additional disciplinary action may take place as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

Manage Student Accounts Using IDM Self Service

Using IDM Self Service for Student Accounts

Students are able to manage their own accounts using the IDM Self Service Portal*. Parents can also assist students with resetting their passwords. View the helpful video on this page for more information.

*Due to necessary increased account security IDM Self Service must be used on a PGCPS network.