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Watch Assistant Superintendent, Jacob Oliva’s Digital Learning Movement presentation to staff.
Digital Leaning Movement Documents currently under review by the School Board.
Q. When will the laptops be signed out to the students?
Parents and Students must be present between 5pm and 8pm one of the following scheduled deployment nights.
11th and 12th Grade Students:
MHS STUDENTS ONLY – September 23rd and 24th.
FPCHS STUDENTS ONLY – September 30th, October 1st and 2nd
9th and 10th Grade Students:
MHS STUDENTS ONLY – October 3rd and 7th
FPCHS STUDENTS ONLY – October 8th , 9th, and 10th.
Any Parents and Students from MHS or FPC that were unable to attend the above dates may attend a deployment schduled at the Government Services Building on October 14th.
From 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Q. I am a parent and do not get off of work until 6:00pm, do we have to be present the entire time from 5pm to 8pm?
Parents and students can get in line anytime between 5pm and 8pm each deployment night, once the deployment process is complete you are free to leave.
Q. When will middle school students get laptops?
Laptop carts will be distributed to middle school classrooms during the week of November 4th. The laptops will not go home with students until January. Middle school parents will be informed about the laptop orientation nights before the winter break.
Q. Does a parent have to be present to pick up the device.
Q. Do students have to be there to pick up the laptops or can parents just go?
Students do not have to attend but parents cannot take the laptop home. Students will need to sign the paperwork and pick up the laptop from the media center the following day.
Q. When can I fill out the required forms?
The required forms will be available online one week before the first deployment night. Parents are encouraged to print and bring the forms with them to save time. The required forms will be available at the scheduled deployment nights.
Q. Is there a website where the required forms can be downloaded?
The required forms will be available on the District site www.FlaglerSchools.com/Digital-Learning following final approval by the School Board.
Q. Where is the Digital Learning Movement Handbook signature page that is required to be turned in?
The Equipment Loan Form as well as the Opt-Out Form serve as agreement to the terms of the Digital Learning Handbook.
Q. It says a parent can opt out of the program. How do they do that? And what happens if they do?
If a parent does not want to allow their student to participate, the Equipment Take Home Opt-Out Form must be completed. It is available on the Digital Learning website. www.FlaglerSchools.com/Digital-Learning
If a student Opts-Out they will pick up a laptop before school and be required to turn it back in at the end of the school day before leaving the campus.
Q. Can the forms be submitted early?
No, The completed forms must be brought to one of the scheduled deployment nights.
Q. What all comes with the Macbook or iPad?
The Macbook or iPad will come with a power cord as well as a case.
Q. If my child already has their own personal device, do they need this one also?
Yes, the District supplied device will still be needed. Some of the required classroom software will only be available on the supplied device.
Q. I have heard parents can purchase the laptops after a student graduates, is this true?
The new MacBook Airs will not be available for students or parents to purchase, but the School Board has discussed selling older surplussed laptops to graduating Seniors. To date this has only been in discussion but stay tuned to the School Board's website for any updates on this topic.
Q. What is the Annual Liability Fee?
Each school year there will be a $50 non-refundable fee per student.
Q. What will the Liability Fee cover?
The fees collected will be used as part of the laptop repair and replacement program.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept for payment of the Liability Fee?
We can accept payment by Pay Pams, Credit Card, Debit Card, Check, and Cash.
Please make checks payable to Flagler County School Board (FCSB)
Q. What if I am unable to afford the Annual Liability Fee?
Families with a financial hardship may complete a Proof of Financial Hardship Form. Parents that qualify for the National School Lunch Program will be eligible for a reduced Liability Fee of $20 for free lunch and $30 for reduced lunch.
Q. Where do I find the "Proof of Financial Hardship Form"?
The proof of financial hardship is now part of the Equipment loan form available on the District Digital Learning website. www.flaglerschools.com/digital-learning
This was done to reduce the amount of paperwork parents would have to fill out.
Q. What if a parent does not want the laptop to come home?
There is an Opt-Out form, but parents are encouraged to try it first. Many students will respect the laptop or tablet and accept the responsibility.
Q. Will students be required to bring the laptop to class everyday?
Students must bring their device to all classes, everyday unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher.
Q. What if my child forgets to bring their laptop to school.
Students are expected to bring their fully charged laptops to school everyday. A limited number of laptops may be available for checkout for the day.
Q. What if my child forgets to charge the battery?
A limited number of power outlets will be available in some classrooms.
Q. Will my child be issued the same laptop next year?
Yes. The District will make every attempt to issue the student the same laptop each year.
Q. Where are the terms and conditions for the electronic device located?
The terms and conditions for the devices are located in the Digital Leaning Handbook, located on the Digital Leaning website. www.FlaglerSchools.com/Digital-Learning
Q. How will Flagler Schools prevent access to inappropriate websites?
The laptops will include Internet content filtering software, which will limit access to inappropriate content, but there is no substitute for parental supervision when using a device to access the Internet.
Q. Will the parental control software be adjustable by the parents? If not may we add your own?
The Internet filtering software will not be adjustable by parents. It is controlled by a server at the District Office. We are however working on a solution that would allow some flexibility in the filtering solution while the student is not on a school campus.
Additional filtering software will not be able to be installed on the District laptops, but we are working to allow students to request additional approved software to be installed on the laptops.
Q. Can I use the issued computer for things not related to school?
It is expected that use of the supplied device be directly related to the assigned student’s education. The Digital Learning Handbook contains additional information related to appropriate use.
Q. Can students load software on the laptop?
Not at this time, but in the future this will be made available on a limited basis.
Q. What happens if the laptop is stolen?
A police report must be filed by the student or parent within 48 hours of the incident. The police report must be brought to the school principal by the next school day. If the police report is not delivered to school principal the parent will be responsible for the full replacement cost.
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