Select the 1:1 Participation Option During Online Registration for Grade 1
The 2015-2016 school year has just come to a close, and we are already preparing our technology program for the 2016-2017 school year. The new school year will also bring some exciting (and needed) changes to our current 1:1 Teaching and Learning program. We received a lot of feedback from our families, teachers and students, and have modified the 1:1 program to best suit the needs of our learning community. Please see the list below for some highlights of the changes, and access the full list by CLICKING HERE.
During the online student registration process, those registering our soon-to-be 1st graders, will be asked to select one of two 1:1 participation options (see below).
1:1 Teaching and Learning Participation:
___ Rent; $125 Technology Fee.
___ Rent-to-Own / Lease (RtO); $165 each year, for three consecutive years ($495 total).
The above options are explained below.
Rent - The cost of the the Rent option will be $125. Devices are not allowed to go home with students. All app purchases, installation and tech support will be handled by the District. Families will not have the option to install personal apps. There will be up to a $50 charge for a first occurrence of damage to the device, and families will be responsible for 100% of the cost of repair or replacement after that. Students will be provided with their devices at the beginning of the school year.
Rent-to-Own (RtO) / Lease - The total cost of ownership for the RtO option for the 2016-2017 school year is $495, and it will be billed to families in installments of $165 per year, for three consecutive years. Once the $495 balance is paid in full, the device becomes the property of the family and will move into the BYO iPad option. At this point, the District will remove its system software, and the BYO iPad parameters will apply.
RtO devices are not allowed to go home unless specifically instructed by a teacher. Students will not have the option to install personal apps. All app purchases, installation and tech support will be handled by the District. There will be up to a $50 charge for a first occurrence of damage to the device, and families will be responsible for 100% of the cost of repair or replacement after that. The District will install web filtering software on all RtO devices, which is designed to help filter web content when devices leave campus.
Additional information will be shared over the summer months, so stay tuned. In the meantime, please consider which 1:1 Teaching and Learning participation option would best fit your family's needs. You will need to indicate this selection during online registration.
We look forward to working with you and your child by continuing to develop our 1:1 Teaching and Learning program.
RJ Bialk, Director of Technology & Assessment
To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.