*Before distribution, both student and parent(s) must sign the Acceptable Use Policy and the Student Pledge for Chromebook Use*
**A $40 non-refundable insurance payment must be made BY CHECK at the time of distribution as well.**
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the Holland Township School District will provide every 6th – 8th grade student with a Chromebook. Students will have access to Chromebooks 24/7, with the capacity to access a Chromebook both during the school day and at home.
A Chromebook is a personal computer running Google Chrome OS as its operating system. Chromebooks are designed to be used while connected to the Internet and to support applications that reside on the Web. Chromebooks also have Google products built-in. Within seconds of logging in, students can access their personal Google apps account and all documents/files.
The latter point is significant considering that HTS is a Google apps school. Each student and member of the faculty and staff has a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account. GAFE is an integrated communication and collaboration solution, hosted by Google and managed by the Holland Township School District. GAFE presents the ability for HTS students, faculty and staff to communicate, store files, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time from school, work, or home. GAFE serves as the foundation for the school’s digital ecosystem. A benefit of moving to Chromebooks is the fluid integration of Google programs. Students will have complete access to their GAFE account and the numerous assistive tools embedded into each application.
The roll out of Chromebooks will occur during the beginning weeks of September. Before receiving a device students will have to review a series of informational items and both parents and students will have to sign-off on a user agreement contract.
Holland Township School is excited about the learning opportunities this 1:1 program will offer to our 6th – 8th grade students and the endless possibilities of teaching, learning, and competing in a connected world.
If you have any questions regarding the 1:1 program please reach out to:
Jason Kries, Educational Technology Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org