Student Chromebooks

Why Chromebooks? Why Now?

Did you know that according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, "More than 50% of today’s jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say that percentage will increase to 70% by 2020"?

To prepare students for this future, starting in the 2017-18 school year, all students at the high school will be checked out a Chromebook laptop thanks to the voter-approved 2014 Technology Levy.  

This access to technology will help students grow as digital citizens prepared for the 21st Century.  Teachers will teach students digital citizenship skills and design lessons that integrate technology.  Teachers are being taught how to model, teach and provide opportunities for students to collaborate, communicate, think critically and creativity using digital tools. Students will take their device home daily to access online instructional materials and to charge it.

How do you get started? First, read the Reponsible Use Policy in the student handbook.  This Responsible Use language is linked below for your convenience.  It used to be its own form, but is now a part of the Student Handbook. After you and your child sign the Student Handbook, there is one more step.  Complete a Device Protection Plan form together.

Responsible Use Form
This form contains the expectations for use and care of the Chromebook as outlined in the Student Handbook.
Protection Plan Form
This form explains the reduction in liability available in case of loss or damage. The Protection Plan is optional, but the form is mandatory.
Students will need to take their Protection Plan form to the ASB office to pay for or decline the protection plan. After paying or declining the protection plan, the form should be taken to the library in order to be checked out a Chromebook.
When will your student check-out their Chromebook?
During the first or second week of school, students will be called to the library from class to check out their Chromebooks. Students who have not signed the Student Handbook and the Protection Plan form will not be permitted to check out until those actions are completed.
Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.