Chromebooks

We are in the process of planning for the next school year and want to announce a number of changes to our technology access for students.

Grade 9-12

Students will no longer have the opportunity to sign out a Chromebook in the High School.  Students in Grade 9-12 will need to supply their own device and it will be required for their courses.  Students have a few options available to them next year;

1 - bring/purchase their own device (laptop, chromebook, ipad, etc.)

2 - buy a Chromebook from the Parent Purchase Program (see below)

3 - use the Chromebook bases located in the student learning floor (there are only 8 available and not accessible all day)

Grade 6-8

There will be two carts of Chromebooks available for next year, which means the two grade 6 classes will share a cart and the grade 7 and 8 class will share a cart.  Students are encouraged to bring their own device if they would like to have access full days. Students in grade 6-8 will have a couple options available to them next year;

1 - shared use of a Chromebook

2 - bring/purchase their own device (laptop, chromebook, ipad, etc.)

3 - buy a Chromebook from the Parent Purchase Program (see below)

Grade 4-5

The two grade 4 classes will share a cart of Chromebooks giving them access to a device half the time.  The grade 5 class will have access to about 17 chromebooks, which means two students will share a device.  Students are encouraged to bring their own device if they would like to have access full days.

Grade 1-3

The two grade 1 classes will have access to a cart of Ipads as well as the computer lab.  Grade 2, 2/3 and 3 classes will share a cart of Chromebooks, they will have limited access to the cart of Ipads and have access to the computer lab. Students in Grade 3 are encouraged to bring their own device if they would like to have access full days.

The link below contains information about the Parent Purchase Program.

https://www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/parents/chromebook-parent-purchase-program

Those families interested in the Parent Purchase Program we recommend you place your order early so delivery can be made in a timely fashion for the fall.  Chromebooks ordered are shipped to Wolf Creek Public Schools where Tech Staff will then configure each device so that the students chromebook is ready to connect to our wireless network and work within our Google Apps for education. They will then be delivered to the school and ready for students to pick them up in the fall from the office.