Chromebooks will be assigned and loaned to freshmen and sophomores on a one-to-one basis starting Sept. 12, for freshmen and Sept. 26, for sophomores.
In an email sent out to families of these students, principal Matt Irvin said that the plan was modeled off of the Hixson Middle School one-to-one technology plan. He added that the decision was adapted due to the fewer courses available to freshmen and sophomores.
Parents will be given the opportunity to insure their students’ device for the 2022-23 school year with a $22 insurance policy that must be paid at the time of sign up. For parents and students that opt to insure their Chromebook, repairs to the Chromebook will be covered one time this school year. Parents and students that do not insure the device will be responsible for the cost of any damages.
Before students will be assigned chromebooks, parents must sign and submit the Acceptable Use Policy Agreement (The “AUP”), the technology agreement, and whether they plan to insure the device. These documents are available in the email sent out to parents about this transition.
Every student will also be assigned a charger and a case. Damages to the case will also be covered under the insurance plan, as long as that is the first damage that school year.
Students are allowed to opt out of the plan and bring their own devices.
Juniors and seniors will continue to use computer carts and check out devices.
This will be Hadley Hoskin’s first year on ECHO Staff, but she also made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.