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More about 1-to-1

The 1-to-1 Program provides each student in grades 3 - 12 with a computer (Chromebook) for use in their classes and at home for homework and, if necessary, remote learning. All students in these grades are required to participate in the program.
With the integration of digital technology necessary to prepare students well for work and study after high school graduation, Chromebooks have been identified as an essential school supply for all students today. Because these tools will be used in all classrooms and subject areas, we have planned to assign one to each student in grades 3-12.
 
Also
  • Students have access to district licensed applications matched to grade and subjects taken
  • All students work on the same device, supportable by teachers and IT
  • Teachers can manage and assist students in the classroom and remotely
  • The district can apply age appropriate web filtering in and out of school
  • Equitable access to technology
The assigned Chromebooks are provisioned with particular software tools and secure browsers identified as necessary for certain required school activities. School Chromebooks may only be used upon log in with a school district username and password. These school accounts are under the district's administrative control with students' actions and history recorded.
 
Furthermore, personal devices
  • will not be granted access to the internet 
  • prevent teachers from managing the student's activities 
  • are not guaranteed to be compatible with class lessons and applications
  • cannot receive any technical support in the event of a problem
  • In grades 1 and 2, Chromebooks are provided to each child but are kept in classroom carts
  • In Kindergarten, there is one Chromebook for every two students maintained in charging stations
The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us, "All children and teens need adequate sleep (8-12 hours, depending on age), physical activity (1 hour), and time away from media.
  • Designate media-free times together (e.g., family dinner) and media-free zones (e.g., bedrooms).
  • Children should not sleep with devices in their bedrooms, including TVs, computers, and smartphones." Use their online tools to build a Family Media Plan. (In English and en Espanol).
  • Remember, too, that not all screen time is created equal. Creative production and active pro-social communication are generally less problematic for teens than passive consumption of videos and games.
The web filtering provided on Chromebooks is consistent with both Federal regulations (CIPA), as well as current community standards and sites considered unsafe to visit (e.g. malware, proxy sites).
 
We use products by Fortinet and Lightspeed for filtering. The web filtering categories currently blocked include some of the following:
  • Non-educational games
  • Social media
  • Guns and weapons
  • Adult content
  • Pornography
  • Violence and Hate
  • Gambling
  • Terrorism/Radicalization

 

All computers/devices on the district’s network and off are subject to the web filter. As Chromebooks travel home with students, there is programming on the devices that forces use of the district’s filter (Lightspeed Relay) when not on the district’s network.

 

Parents/guardians are also key partners in monitoring and keeping students safe online.

Several options exist for using the Chromebook away from schools,even for families who do not subscribe to wireless access. 
 
Comcast and Verizon provide low cost internet for qualifying families. See here for more information:
 
 
Please contact the school to let us know if you have no internet access at home.