• Henry County Schools

     Technology for Students

     
    Key points are listed below.
     

    3rd through 12th Grade:

    ·        All students in grades 3rd – 12th will receive a Chromebook for educational purposes.

    ·        It is a touch screen with built-in speakers, USB ports, HDMI and a SD/multi-card slot.   This device primarily operates while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. The cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet instead of a computer. The HP Google Chromebook 11G5 allows users offline ability to access, edit, and save items on Google Drive.  All devices come with preloaded educational applications, resources, and security features managed by the district through the Google Console.

    ·        This laptop device that runs the Google Chrome OS.  It is a touch screen with built-in speakers, USB ports, HDMI and a SD/multi-card slot.   This device primarily operates while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. The cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet instead of a computer. The HP Google Chromebook 11G5 allows users offline ability to access, edit, and save items on Google Drive.  All devices come with preloaded educational applications, resources, and security features managed by the district through the Google Console.

    Kindergarten through 2nd Grade:

    ·        Classrooms teachers in grades K – 2nd will have a set of 30 iPads. 

    ·        All academic content areas will have a class set of the latest iPad.  Each set will come with a locking cart and each iPad will have a protective case.  K-2 students will have access to iPads in their academic subject areas.  They will not take these devices home.

    Annual Technology Loss, Theft, and Damage Protection Coverage

    ·        Each student who wishes to participate in the EmpowerHCS Student Device Program must use the online option and payment processing system, My School Bucks School Store to sign and agree to the terms and conditions of use.

    ·        Each student and his/her parents/guardians must participate in one of the following options for the entire school year:

     Option 1

    ·        Pay an annual, non-refundable Loss, Theft and non-covered Damage Protection Coverage fee of $35.00 per student and no more than $75 for households with three or more students. This fee covers the HP Chromebook 11G5EE, power adapter and protective case as detailed below. 

     

    Option 2

    Opt out of the Loss, Theft, and Non-ADP Protection Coverage and sign a waiver accepting full responsibility for any lost or stolen HP Chromebook, 11G5EE and/or its accessories.  In case of repair costs associated with non-ADP covered damages, the district will charge a flat-rate repair fee of $125.00 and the student may be subject to disciplinary action. 

     

    NOTE:  The approximate retail replacement cost including shipping and handling of the HP Chromebook, power adapter and carrying case are as follows:  HP Chromebook, $240; Authentic HP Power adapter, $20; and Always-on Belkin Carrying Case, $40.  Total Replacement Cost is $300.00.

    Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum (All students K – 12)

    ·        Access the nation's leading digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Education combined with interactive activities, assessments, and real-time feedback from Nearpod.

    ·        Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum empowers students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. These 21st-century skills are essential for students to harness the full potential of technology for learning.

    All students will have exposure to the CSM – Digital Citizenship Curriculum throughout the school year.  Also, students must sign the digital citizenship pledge prior to receiving his/her device.