Students in grades 7-12 will be taking their Chromebooks home this year each day. The district adopted a technology fee two years ago that helps us maintain the quality of the devices we provide the students and helps with minor repairs and damage to the machines. The fee also helps with the cost of purchasing new Chromebooks so that we can maintain our 1:1 environment in the middle/high school.
Students can bring a check in the amount of $50 payable to The School District of Jenkintown to picture day on August 31, 2017. Students who cannot attend picture day can bring the checks to the main office on the first day of school. Families who currently qualify for the Federal School Lunch Program will not need to pay the $50 technology fee. Any student or family wishing to have the Chromebook left in school throughout the year will not need to pay the $50 technology fee.
Although you received a copy of the district’s Acceptable Use Policy in your summer mailing, we have begun the process of placing more of our forms online so that parents and students can sign off on the forms without actually having to manually send them back. If you have yet to sign off on the Acceptable Use Policy and Chromebook Policy, please visit https://goo.gl/tck3fT to read and sign off on the policies.
We are very thankful to be able to offer this opportunity to our families and look forward to another great school year.
Tom Roller James Cummins
Principal Director of Technology Instructional Technology Coach