A Laptop for Every High School Student

A Laptop for Every High School Student
Next year, every high school student will be provided a laptop (Chromebook) that they will take to every class. They will also be able to take their laptops home to work on homework.

Most of our high school classes have access to a laptop every day in class. Next year, what will be different, is that students will carry them from class to class and be responsible for keeping them charged.

Next year (2017-18) the High School will have a laptop for every student. For the year after, 2018-19, the entire district will have a laptop for every student grades 2 through 12, and an iPad for every Kindergarten and 1st-grade student.

“We are excited to see new opportunities opening up for students,” stated Superintendent Steve McCullough. “Digital curriculum and online resources provide increased opportunities to support learning at all levels in the classroom.”

In future mailings, you will see instructions for how to agree to the student and parent responsibilities for Chromebook usage. In order for your student to be able to take a Chromebook home, the student and their parent/guardian must agree to the shared responsibilities.

Students may elect to leave the laptop in the library overnight to reduce the possibility of damage. We are purchasing rugged Chromebooks, which better handle drops and student activities.

When students are off campus, the Chromebooks will be forced into the same filtering that they have when at school. The District’s filtering software works really well, and we work to keep students as safe as possible.

On Wednesday, June 7th at 7 pm in the HS Commons we will have a Parent Night discussing Technology. You are welcome to join us to hear more information and to ask any questions.

“It’s great to see our district continuing to keep pace with technology,” said High School Principal Brian Ellis. “We’re working hard to prepare our students for a bright future.”
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