Purpose of the 1:1 Program
The initial phase of the 1:1 Technology Initiative at Assumption involves providing all junior and senior students with a school-issued laptop. Though the benefits of this initiative will be widespread, some of the goals of the program include:
• Increased student engagement and enthusiasm for learning
• An increase in collaboration with individuals in our community and across the world
• A reduction in consumables (i.e. workbooks, worksheets, etc.)
• A better understanding of the various ways technology can be used to further society
Acceptable Use Policy
Student Laptop Program Acknowledgement Form
1. Technology Fee: The Student Technology Fee at Assumption is $100 per school year. The fee will help offset the cost of laptops, maintenance of hardware and software, and extended warranties.
2. Computer Damages
3. Student Use in Classrooms: Students will be required to take their computers to class each day unless a teacher directs them otherwise. When a computer is not being used for class, it is to be closed or put away.
4. Student Access to Internet: At school, students will have access to the Internet. When not at school, students will be able to access the internet wherever it is available to them (home or other locations). When at home, parents and guardians are encouraged to monitor student time and activities on the computer.
5. Students Access & Monitoring
6. Bringing the Computer to School: It is necesary for students to bring their computers to school every day. Teachers will be designing lessons and classroom activities based on students having access to their computers.
7. Charging of Computers: It is a student’s responsibility to have his/her computer charged each day before coming to school. With proper power settings, a fully-charged laptop will be able to last an entire school day. Students will not have access to outlets in classrooms.
8. Lost Computers: A lost or stolen computer needs to be reported to the school office immediately. If the computer is not recovered, the replacement cost will be assessed to the student’s school account.
9. Downloading Programs & Personalizing the Computer:
10. Bringing Computers from Home
11. Ear Buds: With teacher permission, students may listen to music or other educational materials on their computers using ear buds as long as the volume is at a level that does not promote the distraction of other students. The use of ear buds in study hall is at the teacher/supervisor’s discretion.
12. Saving Work
13. Student Printer Use: Students will have access to printers in study halls and the library. All other printers in the school can be accessed by teachers only.
Students are asked to treat computers as if they are their own property, and are expected to use common sense and follow all guidelines for computer care to prevent any damage to their laptops. Students assume full financial responsibility for loss or damage to student laptops.
1. Keep the computer in a safe place.
2. Computer Sleeves: The numbered sleeve accompanying each laptop is intended for both protection and identification. When the computer is not in use, the safest place for it is inside the protective sleeve.
3. Avoid Liquids: Exposure to liquids will severely damage a laptop and may result in large repair costs. Open cans of pop and cups of coffee (even those with lids) are especially dangerous. Do not put a bottle of water/pop/etc. in a backpack with a laptop, even if it is sealed.
4. Physical Structure of Computers: Do not attempt to remove or change the physical structure of the computer. This includes the keys, the screen cover, and the plastic casing. Doing so will void the warranty, and the student will be responsible for 100% of the repair or replacement cost.
5. Authorized Users: The only users authorized to use a computer are the student issued the computer and his/her parents or guardians. Loss or damage that occurs when anyone else is using the computer will be the responsibility of the student issued the computer.
6. Cleaning the Computer:
7. Shutting down the computer: Shut down the computer when it will not be used for an extended duration.
8. Closing & Carrying the Computer:
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