GRADES 4-5 ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROGRAM
- Every student in grades 4 and 5 receives a school district issued Chromebook and charger. Students will be assigned a Chromebook and charger for the entire school year.
- Students need to charge their Chromebooks nightly. Students will take the devices home with them every day and turn them in at the end of the year.
- Students in grades 4 and 5 need to pay the program fee and complete the online AUP form every year. Chromebooks will be distributed to incoming 4th and 5th grade students who have paid the program fee and completed the online AUP form. Please contact the school's main office if you have questions:
- Assessed fees for repairs will be added to HAC:
- Accident Forgiveness – a fine will not be assessed for the first cracked screen
- $75 cracked screen fee after Accident Forgiveness
- $20 plastics fee
- $40 lost charger fee
- Intentional damage fees will be determined by administration
The following steps must be completed for each student to receive an electronic device:
1. Required: Review the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) information below and complete the online form below.
2. Required: Pay the Electronic Device Program Fee ($30) and any outstanding technology fees from the prior year via PaySchools Central. There is a annual maximum program fee of $100 per family.
**CASH/CHECK PAYMENTS MAY TAKE UP TO 48 HOURS TO PROCESS **
Example: Payment made at 10 AM Monday; student receives device on Wednesday. Payment made at 11 PM Monday; student receives device on Thursday.
Students must complete steps 1 and 2 by Friday, August 27th at 3:00 pm to receive their Chromebooks on Tuesday, August 31st , 2021.
After August 27th, there will be a 48 hour turn-around time for pick-up.
Please review the following information.
Once reviewed, fill out the form below and click SUBMIT to acknowledge reading and agreeing to the information.
- Required: Please review Acceptable Use Policy
- Required: Please review Electronic Device Program Agreement
- Required: Please review Electronic Device Computer Policy/Permission Form
For more information about the appropriate use of technology:
- Video Conferencing Guidelines & Best Practices
- Common Sense Family Media Agreement
Family Media Agreement and Device Contract helps to set realistic rules that make sense for your family so you and your kids can make the most out of media and tech time.
- Parents assume full responsibility for the care and return of the district device, as stated in the Acceptable Use Policies above.
- There is no expectation of privacy when using a school district issued device, whether at school or at home. All internet activity is filtered and monitored by the district in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
- Be sure to have your children log out of their email@example.com Google accounts when they are finished their work on any home devices, to ensure they are no longer connected to our platforms/filters.
1. Can my student bring their own electronic device in to school?
No. Due to software, network, repair, and liability considerations, students may not use their own electronic device on the school network.
2. What software is on the electronic device?
Software installation varies by grade level.
3. If the Electronic Device is in for repair, are there "loaner Electronic Devices" available?
Yes, they are available upon student request.
4. Will the electronic device work on my home network?
As a rule, the electronic device should find wireless networks and allow connection. If your wireless network is password protected, you will need that password to connect to your network. Piggybacking or Wardriving (access of wireless networks without the consent of the owner) could be construed as theft of services.
5. What happens if my student forgets his/her electronic device?
There is a system in place to insure that a student has an electronic device to use in the classroom. Please refer to the Spares and Repairs information found on this webpage.
6. Who do I see about a problem or a concern?
Please contact your student's school or teacher, or email your school's Chromebook support at:
- Sabold Elementary: SABChromebookSupport@ssdcougars.org
- Scenic Hills Elementary: SCEChromebookSupport@ssdcougars.org
7. How many electronic device have been lost or stolen?
Approximately a tenth of a percent.
8. Does the electronic device have a webcam built in or an active remote (off network) monitoring system installed?
SSD Chromebooks have built-in webcams. Although we can monitor the use of the Chromebook while it is connected to the SSD network, we do not remotely access the device when it is off of the SSD network. In order to be CIPA (Child Information Protection Act) compliant, all devices are filtered through the SSD network, while in school as well as at home.
The electronic device is property of the Springfield School District. Students using an SSD device
or an @ssdstudent.or account should not have an expectation of privacy.
Contents of the hard drive and/or browsing history may be retrieved for
administrative purposes at any time.
Electronic devices that are in need of repair should be brought to the attention of the homeroom/classroom teacher. Spare devices are available but are not automatically assigned and must be requested by the student.
Please remember that if a student forgets an electronic device more than three times in a marking period, the student will lose take-home privileges.
Please keep in mind that although we strive for a quick turnaround, other factors may influence the speed with which the electronic device is repaired. If it appears that the electronic device will be out of service for a prolonged period of time, students are encouraged to obtain a spare.
- For questions regarding building administrative matters such as fines, course concerns, and other student matters, please contact the school's main office at: Sabold 610-938-6500; Scenic 610-938-6600;
- For questions regarding program management, logistics, repairs, and routine questions, please call your school's main office or contact the SSD Technology Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.