Every third through twelfth grade student in the South Park School District will receive a Chromebook for the 2016-2017 school year as part of the district’s one-to-one technology initiative. The program, approved by the South Park School District Board of Directors in June, provides students in grades 3-12 with a laptop to use in the classroom and at home.
“Technology has been an integral part of South Park classrooms for years,” said South Park Superintendent of Schools Wayne Gdovic. “This investment takes 21st century learning to a new level and equips our students with a powerful tool for their success.”
South Park students will use their Chromebooks to connect to thousands of Google Apps for Education. By signing in using their South Park School District accounts, they will be able to access these apps both in the classroom and at home.
“To prepare students to succeed in the ever-changing technological world, we must give them the opportunities to learn and communicate digitally and help them expand those opportunities beyond the classroom,” said South Park School District Technology Director Richard Platts.
South Park parents will have the chance to learn more about the one-to-one technology initiative during an informational night on Tuesday, August 9 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the South Park High School auditorium.
Students in grades 5-12 will be able to start using their Chromebooks before the school year begins. The schedule for Chromebook distribution is:
Pickup at South Park High School
(Please enter through the main high school entrance)
Grade 5: 9:00 AM - August 22nd
Grade 6: 1:00 PM - August 22nd
Grade 7: 9:00 AM - August 23rd
Grade 8: 1:00 PM - August 23rd
Grade 9: 6:30 PM -August 23rd
Grade 10: 9:00 AM - August 24th
Grade 11: 1:00 PM - August 24th
Grade 12: 9:00 AM - August 25th
Students in grades 3 and 4 will receive their Chromebooks during the first week of school.
Any student unable to pick up a Chromebook during these times may attend a pickup at South Park High School on August 29th at 6:30 PM.
Parents are encouraged to protect their child’s Chromebook from accidental damage for an optional fee of $30.
South Park students in kindergarten through second grade will continue to use classroom technology including PCs and classroom sets of iPads.
Visit the South Park School District Chromebook Program webpage to read the Chromebook Handbook or to ask a question about the program.