1_1 Technology Program

Dear Students/Parents/Guardians

As we are getting close to the end of the school year, I would like to remind students and parents/guardians about some important points to remember about storing/using your Chromebooks during the summer.

Please remember:

·         To store your Chromebook in a safe secure location over the summer.

·         The Chromebooks are the property of Hudson Public Schools and should be used for educational purposes.  The Chromebooks should not be taken on vacation or out of the country.

·         We have received documentation by Dell concerning how to prepare and store Chromebooks during the summer.  Please read these instructions carefully and follow the process on how to protect the life of the Chromebook battery.

·         Students experiencing problems with their Chromebooks should fill out the online Report a Problem Google form.  The HPS Technology department will check for repair requests and will contact the student/family via email to set up a date and time to review and repair the problem.

·         If a student withdraws from Hudson Public Schools, it is the responsibility of the family to return the Chromebook to Hudson High School’s or David J. Quinn's main office.  Both the Chromebook and AC adapter must be returned. The AC adapter must be a Dell 65W adapter.  No other adapter will be accepted.  The replacement cost for an AC adapter is $25.  Student records will be held until all equipment has been returned.

If you have any questions, please email Ellen Schuck, Director of Technology, eschuck@hudson.k12.ma.us.  Thank you.


Important Note to Parents and Guardians: Students in grades 5-11 are issued district-owned Chromebooks.  While these Chromebooks are on the district’s network during the school day, students are protected by the district’s content filtering program.  The district has provided a level of content filtering appropriate at each school building.  Once Chromebooks are connected to a student’s home internet connection, it becomes the parents’ or guardians’ responsibility to monitor and provide appropriate content filtering to protect their child(ren).  Additional resources can be found on the right under the Additional Resources section (Parent Digital Citizenship Information).
Hudson Public Schools implemented a 1:1 Technology program at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. We believe technology should be used as a dynamic tool enhancing the teaching and learning environment as we prepare our students to be continuous learners and innovative, knowledgeable, and contributing members in the community. Technology needs to be functional and available when and where it’s needed in order to properly and effectively support and enhance critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication for all stakeholders in the classroom.  

Our 1:1 Technology initiative will take approximately three years to reach all grade levels. The roll out will mean different things to different schools. Below is a tentative three year plan.

Year 1 (2017-2018)
  • Grades K-2 - iPad mini carts (two per school)
  • Grade 3 - mobile laptop carts
  • Grade 4 - Class set of Dell Chromebooks
  • Grades 5 and 7 - Individual Dell Chromebooks assigned to students
  • Grade 6 - Team laptop carts (two per team)
  • Grades 8-10 - Individual Dell Chromebooks assigned to students
  • Grades 11-12 - Laptop mobile carts, computer labs and classroom computers. Students are encouraged to consider bringing their own device (BYOD).
Year 2 (2018-2019)
  • Grade 5 - entering students will receive individual Dell Chromebooks
  • Grade 7 - Dell Chromebooks assigned to students (previous year's 6th grade students)
  • Grade 9 - entering students will receive Dell Chromebooks
Year 3 (2019-2020)
  • Grade 3 - Class set of Dell Chromebooks
  • Grade 5 - entering students will receive individual Dell Chromebooks
  • Grade 9 - entering students will receive individual Dell Chromebooks

Process for Collecting the HPS Protocol for District Issued Chromebooks Electronically

For the 2018-2019 school year Chromebooks students in grades 4, 5, 7, and 9 will receive a district-issued Chromebook.  Part of the distribution process requires students and parents sign the HPS Protocol for the Use of District Issued Chromebooks (Grades 3-4) or the HPS Protocol for the Use of District Issued Chromebooks (Grades 5-12). 

The district is using MySchoolBucks.com to collect the signatures electronically.  MySchoolBucks.com is the web-based software program used to manage your child’s meal balances and online payments for meals, athletic fees and lost technology charges. 


STEP 1:  If you are not enrolled at MySchoolBucks.com, please create an account and add your child(ren) to the account:

  1. Go to www.myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app and register for your free account. 
  2. Add your students using their school name and student ID (this is the student's five digit lunch id or LASID number.  This number can be found on a student’s past report card).

STEP 2:  Verify that your child(ren) are attached to your account:
  1. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen find your account icon.
  2. From the drop down menu, choose My Students.
  3. Verify your child(ren) are listed.  If they are not, click the Add Student button and complete the steps.

If you have any questions or need help adding a child to your account, please visit www.myschoolbucks.com and click Help or call MySchoolBucks Customer Support at 1-855-832-5226.

STEP 3:  Once your child is added to your account, you can then access and complete the HPS Student Agreement for Grades 3-4 or Grades 5-12.  (Note:  Do not use the form located under the Home menu/Online forms.  Completing the form here will not process the form through electronically.)  Please follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your account at www.myschoolbucks.com
  2. Click on the School Store link located at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll to the middle of the page under Featured Items and click the View Details button for the Student Agreement for Grades 3-4 or Grades 5-12.
  4.  Select your child from the drop down menu.  (If you child is not listed, you need to add your child to your account. Go back to Step 2.) A form needs to be completed for each child.
  5. Select the agreement in your preferred language.  Please read and review the document with your child.
  6. Complete the entire form.  Type your entire name for the Student and Parent Signature lines.
  7. Click the Add to Basket button.
  8. From the Shopping Cart at the top of the page, select View Cart/Checkout.
  9. Click the Continue button at the bottom of the page.
  10. Review your form information.
  11. Click the Place Order button.
  12. You will receive a confirmation order for your form and an email.  Please keep your email with your confirmation number.

Working with the building principal a schedule for distributing the Chromebooks will be developed.  In order for a student to receive his/her Chromebook this form must be electronically signed and received by the district.

Thank you.


Ellen K. Schuck
Director of Technology



1:1 Technology Surveys
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Additional (Optional) Insurance for Families



Forms

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Accessing the electronic form - MySchoolBucks.com

Instructions for Accessing and Signing the HPS Protocol for District Issued Chromebooks Electronically
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