We are excited to inform you about the 1:1 chromebook program that Smart Intermediate has moved to this year. It marks the beginning of an era where students will have immediate access to information via their own Chromebook. We hope this initiative will bring the 21st Century to the forefront, as well as engage your children in additional critical thinking, collaboration and communication activities.
This past week, we have checked out a chromebook, charger and bag to each student. The chromebook will be used in the classroom and home for educational purposes. Teachers will vary in their expectations for laptop/chromebook use, but your child will be using this tool for instruction, assignments, projects, research and assessment throughout the day.
As is the case with usage of any school equipment such as textbooks, musical instruments or other school property, you are responsible for any costs associated with the damage and/or loss of the device and responsible to return the device in good working order. If damage does occur, please have your child report it to their SOAR teacher as soon as possible. It is often easier and cheaper to complete a repair as soon as it happens rather than waiting.
Clearly we are making a move to have technology be an integral part of your student’s education and will require that your student has the appropriate technology at school to support his/her learning. This is why we will not be allowing your student to opt out of receiving a Chromebook. Read more