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Technology and Connectivity

  • To ensure that all students have equal access to the technology they need for online learning, the Board of Education approved a 1:1 program, which means that the district will provide each student with a district-owned device appropriate to their grade level.

  • Students in Pre-K through 1st grade will receive iPads, which offer simple navigation; grades 2 through 6 will be assigned more sophisticated Chromebooks. Grades 6 through 12 require a fully functional laptop and will use MacBook Airs. 

  • All devices will be pre-loaded with appropriate software, ensuring compatibility across operating systems and software, and eliminating time-consuming troubleshooting that can distract from learning.  

  • This program obviates the need for the district to maintain an inventory of devices in schools. Thanks to this, the district’s Information Technology office was able to implement the program without an increase in its annual budget.

  • As soon as the devices are available for distribution, we will contact parents with details about when and where they can be picked up. 

  • The district’s learning management system, Canvas, provides a single, easy-to-use platform for student assignments and parent updates.  We will post information about setting up parent accounts once student accounts are ready. Parents can learn more about Canvas by clicking here. Students can learn more about Canvas by clicking here for a video introduction.

  • The district will support students from economically disadvantaged families in accessing the Internet connectivity from home by providing unlimited data at low cost for the academic year through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. We are contacting families who qualify for the service with details.

  • We will still use PowerSchool as our Student Information System (SIS). Parents can access the Parent Portal to see their children’s attendance and grades.

Click here for details on the district's technology resources.