CHROMEBOOKS

West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) has committed to issuing a Chromebook device to students in grades 3-12 in our Home School Assistance Program (HSAP). We believe that technology integrated into effective instructional practices will support students and staff to grow as empowered creators, contributors, and learners so that each person is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.

 
Contact Carol Kramer with questions:
kramerc@wdmcs.org
Web Filtering

WDMCS has chosen a web filtering company, Securly, which allows parents to receive weekly emails that contain their child’s internet activity. Securly also offers a feature that allows parents to choose to block more web content at home, such as social networking sites like Facebook.

Student Responsibilities

Students who check out a Chromebook provided by the West Des Moines Community Schools must agree to the following:

  •  I will follow the policies of West Des Moines Community Schools and abide by all local, state, and federal laws when using the device at school, at home, or at any other location.

  • I will honor my family’s values and follow school expectations when using the device.

  • I will keep the device in my possession at all times or secure it in a safe place when not in use.

  • I will keep my device in its protective case.

  • I will treat the device with care at all times by carrying it appropriately, keeping food and drink at a distance, and avoiding extreme temperatures.

  • I will report damage to or loss of the device immediately to Carol Kramer (kramerc@wdmcs.org).

  • I will not attempt to repair the device on my own nor pay someone else to repair the device for me.

  • I will use the device for the sole purpose of advancing and promoting learning.

  • I will NOT share my accounts and passwords with any other students or other unauthorized persons.

  • I will not release personal information to strangers when using the device.

  • I will return the device when requested or when I am no longer enrolled in the West Des Moines Community Schools.

Parent Responsibilities

Parents and families play a critical role in the success in their child’s education. Before the student is issued a device, a parent or guardian must agree to the following:

  • I/We understand that a device is being provided to the student for the sole purpose of advancing and promoting learning. I/We will not use the device to conduct personal business.

  • I/We will discuss our family’s values regarding the Internet, including acceptable online behavior.

  • I/We will supervise the student’s use of the device at home and set clear expectations for the use of technology outside of school.

  • I/We will encourage the student to keep the device secured in its protective case at all times.

  • I/We understand that fines may be applied to our family if the device is damaged or lost and possibly up to the full replacement cost may be charged.

  • I/We will encourage my child to report any damage to or loss of the device to their classroom teacher right away.

  • I/We will not attempt to repair the device nor pay someone else to repair the device on our behalf.

  • I/We will discuss the importance of protecting our online identity by not sharing passwords or other personal information with friends and strangers.

  • I/We agree to return the device when requested or when my/our child is no longer enrolled in the West Des Moines Community Schools.

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