Student Chromebook drive-through swap begins 4/1 for grades 6-12

posted Mar 31, 2020, 10:08 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 10:09 AM ]

Distance learning for middle school and high school students via Canvas and other online services begins on Monday, April 6. If your middle school or high school student was issued a take-home Chromebook that is damaged, missing, or was left in the school and not retrieved on March 23, then please take advantage of our Chromebook swap drive-through at Bartlesville High School each Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, April 1.

You can pull up in the loop drive off Hillcrest Drive, but please don't get out of your vehicle until instructed. Mrs. Meador, the Student Technology Support Team teacher, will need to know which school the student attends and his or her name (or ID number, if known). Please maintain proper 6-foot social distancing when dropping off a Chromebook or charger where directed. Mrs. Meador will place any replacement device at a separate spot which you may retrieve when instructed.

Mrs. Meador will not be checking insurance status nor assessing any fees until late in the school year when it is safe for her to evaluate and repair submitted devices, for staff to locate any items left in the buildings, etc.

Students in programs that have not yet issued take-home devices, such as Bruin Academy and some self-contained Special Education programs, will eventually receive specific instructions from their teachers about if, where, and when any checkouts will occur. They can participate in the Wednesday drive-throughs only after a device has been issued, if any, via their program.

HOME INTERNET SERVICES

All students in grades 6-12 were asked at school on 3/13 to fill out an online survey. A student's district email address and password are required to complete the survey. 

If a student has no home internet service, please review:

We will launch a new Connected Bruins program to offer a limited number of cell hotspots as soon as we can. Until then, remember that everyone is doing the best they can, from parents and students to teachers and staff. 

The launch of distance learning on April 6 will be a best-effort process in which we all will get to exercise our flexibility, patience, and grace. We look forward to serving you in the coming weeks.

(For elementary students, distance learning packets for the first three weeks will be available online by April 6 with an option to pick up hard copies at school sites. More information on that will be coming later.)

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Granger Meador,
Mar 31, 2020, 10:08 AM
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Granger Meador,
Mar 31, 2020, 10:08 AM