Chromebooks are coming!
All students will have access to Chromebooks beginning later this fall to use at home or school. The new devices are part of a 1:1 initiative funded by the recently approved technology levy. Chromebooks are expected to arrive in October or November and will be issued to students in grades 6-12. Students in grades 2-5 will have access to Chromebooks within their classrooms and to use at home as needed. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will have iPads to use in their classrooms.
The goal of the 1:1 initiative is to increase students’ communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. The technology will be used to support learning as appropriate, and students will still use traditional textbooks, reading books, and other physical classroom materials. Learn more about 1:1 technology
You will receive more information from your child’s school this fall on how and when Chromebooks will be distributed to students.
Did You Know?
Our new technology levy will also equip classrooms with audio and visual equipment to support instruction, provide additional technology staffing to support students and teachers, ensure teachers and staff have reliable devices, and increase information system security to keep up with growing cyber threats.
In Other News
The district is partnering with Community Thread and the United Way of Washington County-East to provide school supplies to students in need.
Find the list of school supplies that your Elementary and Middle School student needs for the new school year.
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As students return to school, school safety is a top concern.
Students can opt in to receive the “Pony Deets!” - a free text messaging service. They'll get text messages when school is delayed or closed or if there is an emergency in their building.
Kyle Kane has been named as the new principal of Oak-Land Middle School.
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As the new school year begins this fall, transportation to and from school will be restored to our pre-pandemic levels.