North's 1:1 Program

One-to-One Computing at North

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Tutorials

 

 All information on this page should be considered tentative and subject to change.

 Why are we implementing a One-to-One program?  Technology is an integral part to learning today.  Having access to a computer 24 hours a day provides students with access to supportive materials and allows them to be content creators at any time.  As part of this plan, the district is replacing all the computers in secondary buildings. With this opportunity, North has chosen to implement a one-to-one strategy, that is, to provide each student with a laptop that can be taken home.  The teaching staff has already received new computers during the 2015-2017 school years.
Required Forms

These two forms must be completed and returned to the school.  If enrolling in the Voluntary Device Protection Plan, a check, money order or cash in the amount of $20.00 is also needed.  Distribution of these forms will take place on December 5, 2017.
The link opens a single document that contains both forms.

Parent/Guardian Technology Use Responsibilities - includes information on the Voluntary Device Protection Plan.
Student Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Guidelines

 When will students receive a computer? Current plans call for the distribution of laptops on January 9, 2018.
 What type of computer will be provided to students? HP Stream 11
 What software will be installed on the computer or accessible via the internet  The latest version of Microsoft Office will be installed on all computers. Additional software will be installed as required by the curriculum.  Filter software will also be installed to provide the same type of safe internet surfing at home as a student experiences at North.
 Can students bring personal computers from home?  No.  with the distribution of computers to all students, there isn't a need for personal devices at school.
 Will there be desktop computers also available in select classes?  Yes, engineering, journalism, computer science and possibly others will still have shared desktop computers due to the type of software required for those classes.
 What if the parent and/or student doesn't want the child to participate?  The classroom will rely on the use of the computer and its associated software and internet access. It is strongly suggested that the student participate in the One-to-One program
 What if the student forgot to charge the computer at home?  It is the student's responsibility to bring a fully-charged computer to school every day.
 What if I forget my computer at home?   It is the student's responsibility to bring your computer to school every day.  If you forget, you can always use a paper and pencil to complete some assignments.
 Can I "personalize" the computer?   No, stickers may not be affixed to the computer  nor may you "personalize" it with a marker or anything else.
 Repair  Computer repair will be handled by the school district. Computers needing repair should be brought to the Computer Center.
 How to add school software to the computer using the Symantec Software Portal?  Students will be able to self-install some software using a tool called the "Symantec Software Portal."  The software to be installed must have met school district vetting and will be made available via the Portal.
 Can the student add his/her personal software to the student computer?  No
 Will the computer be filtered when used outside of school?  Yes, the same filter that protects your computer from inappropriate contact at school during the day will also be active when used at home.
 What paperwork must be completed before receiving my computer?  There are two forms that must be completed.  They can be found at the top of this document.
 Do students get to keep the computer over the summer?  No
 Where does a student go for assistance with the computer?  The Computer Center is available to assist students from 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
 Is there a insurance program available to help cover the cost of repairs?   Yes, there is an insurance plan that can be purchased for $20.00 per year.
 Replacement costs for (itemize items)    Waiting for TAC to provide costs.
 Does the insurance plan cover gross negligence?  No, the insurance plan does not cover gross negligence nor lost items. For example, a lost power adapter is not covered by the insurance plan.
 What is the student's responsibility in the case of a loss or stolen computer?  Immediately report the loss to the Computer Center and to the Resource Police Officer in the building.
 Will students receive a new computer each school year? No, students will use the same computer for his/her time at North.
 What happens if a student transfers from one school to another?  The computer must be returned to the original school and another unit is received from the new school.
 Where can the student get technical help with the computer?  Technical help is normally available from 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM in the Computer Center.  Students can also send an email to "north tech support@ops.org."
 What is OneDrive and why should a student use it?  OneDrive is online storage for your files.  It is where students should save all their work.
 Will I be able to  connect the computer to my home WiFi system? Yes
 What if I don't have Internet access at home?  If you do not have internet access at home you will still be able to use your computer by saving files to a USB pen drive or to your local desktop.
 Can I connect the school computer to my home printer?  This is our goal but further testing is required.

 Questions?

 You can submit a question about North's 1:1 program by emailing it to north@ops.org.