• FAQ's  

     

     FAQ's

     

     

    What device is being used in the 1:1 program?

    What if a student forgets their device or forgets to charge their device?

    What if the device battery dies during school hours?

    What if the computer is lost or misplaced?

    What should we do if the computer has been stolen?

    What about damage?

    Where do I get more information about the insurance?

    How do I pay for insurance?

    Is financial assistance for insurance available?

    Will students be provided with cases for the device?

    How do I connect the device to a home network?

    How do I print from the computer?

    What if I do not have Internet access at home?

    If my child is using a school-issued device does that mean that the district will be monitoring their use at home?

    Can I install parental controls?

    How will issues of unacceptable use be handled?

    Will faculty or staff have access to the webcam on the device?

    How can I access my child's account?

    Are students allowed to install their own programs?

    What is the procedure to return the device if my child withdraws from school mid-year?

    Will my child receive a loaner computer?

    Answers

    What device is being used in the 1:1 program?

    The district has purchased the Yoga 11e device for grades 8 and 9.  Click here to learn more about these devices.

     

    What if a student forgets their device or forgets to charge their device?

    Students are expected to bring their fully charged device to school every single day.  If a student does not bring the device, the student will still be responsible for the assignment.  If a student forgets to charge their device, there will be charging stations available throughout the buildings for charging during the school day.  A loaner will not be available.

     

    What if the device battery dies during school hours?

    If students charge the device fully before school each day as they are expected to do, the battery will last throughout the entire day.  Remember that the use of technology in the classroom will be determined by the instructor, not the student.  Students will not be using their devices in every class every day, or for the entire period in classes where they are asked to do so. For this reason, the number of hours a student has their device turned on will be less than the number of hours they are in school on a given day.   If the device battery dies during the school day, charging stations are available throughout the building for charging during the school day.

     

    What if the computer is lost or misplaced?

    Students should not leave their devices unattended. Devices should not be left in lockers overnight and weekends.  A student should immediately report the lost device to the main office in their building.  If the laptop cannot be located, it is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to pay the school for a replacement.  The replacement cost will be based on the current price for the same laptop.  The typical replacement cost is $600.  A loaner will not be provided.

     

    What should we do if the computer has been stolen?

    The family must report a stolen device to the police and then turn in the police report to the main office of the child’s school. 

    • Theft is not covered if the insurance option was waived; therefore, parents will be financially responsible for the full replacement cost. The typical replacement cost is $600.  Note that the family will be charged the replacement costs unless the device is recovered. In the event that a device is recovered after the replacement cost has been paid, a refund will be issued.  A loaner may be provided after the report and payment has been submitted to the main office. 
    • Theft is covered if insurance was purchased prior to the distribution of the laptop. A loaner may be provided after the report has been submitted to the main office.    

     

    What about damage?

    Students must bring their damaged laptop to the media center office and complete the Laptop Repair Form in order for it to be evaluated.  Please see the Program Handbook for further information.

     

    Where do I get more information about the insurance?

    Please visit the Insurance Information site to learn more about the Insurance Option.  Please direct any additional questions to your child’s school.

     

    How do I pay for insurance?

    Parents sign up for the insurance at https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/jeffersontwp.  The portal will be open for a period of time.  Please refer to the Insurance Help Document for directions.

     

    Is financial assistance for insurance available?

    In order to be eligible for financial assistance, you must already be enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program.  

     

    Will students be provided with cases for the device?

    No.  Students will be required to transport the laptops in their backpacks. 

     

    How do I connect the device to a home network?

    Please make sure that the student has logged into the computer one time at school before trying to connect at home. 

     

    How do I print from the Computer?

    To print at home, please see the 1-to-1 Handbook.  Students will not be able to print directly from their computer using district printers, however, a student can access their Google or network drive on a desktop computer to print out files if necessary.

     

    What if I do not have Internet access at home?

    Students are still able to do some of their schoolwork without an Internet connection by saving the document to the computer, but many assignments and resources do require the Internet. 

     

    If my child is using a school-issued device does that mean that the district will be monitoring their use at home?

    Yes. The Jefferson Township School District complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) by providing filtering of controversial and inappropriate websites. This filtering is available both at school and while at home. However, the District cannot guarantee that all controversial or inappropriate materials will be blocked.

     

    Can I install parental controls?

    The district is providing content filtering at school as well as outside of school for inappropriate content.

     

    How will issues of unacceptable use be handled?

    In the same way that they are now. Infractions of the Policies & Guidelines are considered a discipline violation and handled accordingly on a case by case basis.

    Most tech-related behavior violations are equivalent to “traditional” classroom violations:

    • Cutting and pasting without citing sources or putting it into your own words is equivalent to plagiarism.
    • Cyber-bullying is equivalent to bullying or harassment.
    • Resetting the device, removing programs, or bypassing content filtering.
    • Damaging or defacing the device or charger is equivalent to vandalism or property damage.

    The discipline policies at the school encompass the 1:1 environment. Please reference the materials or contact the school directly for more information.

     

    Will faculty or staff have access to the webcam on the device?

    Faculty and staff will not have remote access or remote control of the device.

     

    How can I access my child's account?

    All Jefferson Township students have a Google Apps account that is accessed by using their Jefferson username and password. We encourage all parents to know their child's account login information, so please obtain and record this information from your child. 

     

    Are students allowed to install their own programs?

    No.  Students are not allowed to install any programs.

     

    What is the procedure to return the device if my child withdraws from school mid-year?

    The student should bring the device and charger to the school's Guidance Department where it will be inspected and scanned in.  Charges will be assessed on uninsured laptops with damage.  There is no charge on laptops that have insurance as long as it is not deemed intentional damage.  The insurance is non-refundable.

     

    Will my child receive a loaner computer?

    Students will NOT receive a loaner if the laptop was intentionally damaged, lost or left at home.  There may be an extended amount of time for replacement after the payment has been submitted to your child’s school.  Loaners are subject to availability.