SUMMER CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM
As the 2017 - 18 school year comes to an end, the Red Bank Regional School District encourages our 9th graders to keep their school-issued Chromebook over the summer. The move follows a successful 1:1 initiative involving more than 300 students and will bring us one step closer to fulfilling our vision of connecting our students to remarkable resources, inspiring creativity and innovation anytime and anywhere. Keeping the same device from year-to-year will also promotes student ownership of devices and drastically reduces the amount of instructional time lost to collection and distribution of Chromebooks each year.
Students are encouraged to use their devices to pursue academic learning, hobbies, and other passions as long as those pursuits would be appropriate on a school-issued device. Examples include reading, writing, science and math activities.
Even if a student does not intend to use the device over the summer, we ask families to consider storing the device at home. Doing so guarantees that the student will have access to their Chromebook on the very first day of school. These devices do not require regular maintenance over the summer and can be safely stored on a shelf with the charger nearby. It is important that the device is fully charged prior to the start of school. If a student or parent chooses not to keep their device over the summer they may opt-out by returning the device to the Media Center and same device will be distributed upon return.
All Chromebooks will continue to be filtered according to local, state, and federal policies and will remain the
property of Red Bank Regional School District. Any damage to the devices will be repaired in the fall according to the current format of reporting to the Media Center. You may also take advantage of Summer hours that will be available from 9am -12 on July 11,18, 25 and August 1, 8, and 15. Contact Ann Hansen, Media Center/Guidance at the Security Desk.
A lost or stolen device or an unexpected move should be reported immediately to the main office
No action is necessary to participate in the Summer Chromebook program. We will simply verify that each
student has the correct device at the end of this year. We will also perform a technology check-up at the close of school and at the opening of school in the fall.
District Director of Technology