North's 1:1 Program

One-to-One Computing at North

Permission Forms - Click HERE for English

Permission Forms - Click HERE for Spanish

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Tutorials

 

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

 1. 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 replaced 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.  
 

2. Required FormS

Required forms that used to be accessible from this row can be found at the top of this page.

 4. What type of computer will be provided to students? HP Stream 11
 5. 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.
 6. 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.
 7. Will there be desktop computers also available in select classes?  Yes: engineering, journalism, computer science, business and possibly others will still have shared desktop computers due to the type of software required for those classes.
 8. 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.
 9. 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.
10. What if I the student forgets the computer at home?   It is the student's responsibility to bring the 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.  Any damage could result in a fine.
 11. Repair  Computer repair will be handled by the school district. Computers needing repair should be brought to the Computer Center.
 12. 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.
 13. Can the student add his/her personal software to the student computer?  No.
14. Will the computer be filtered when used outside of school?  Yes, the same filter that protects your computer from inappropriate content at school during the day will also be active when used at home.
 15. What paperwork must be completed before receiving my computer?  There are two forms that must be completed - one for the student and one for the parent to complete They can be found at the top of this document.
 16. Do students get to keep the computer over the summer?  No. Computers are returned for the summer to allow the Computer Center to update the computer and install any newly required software.
18.  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.  Forms can be found at the top of the page.
19. Replacement costs HP 45W AC Adapters w/ 3 Prong Power Cable - $39.00
WiFi Card replacement - $74.00
Hinge replacement - $56.00
Battery replacement - $83.00
Motherboard replacement - $316.77  (No longer replaceable)
LCD Cover - $28.00
LCD for HP Stream - $70.00
Base Cover for HP Stream - $35.00
Protective Shield - $18.00
Palm/KBD - $64.00
OPS Sticker -  $5.00
OPS Inventory sticker - $4.00
Replacement Computer & Power Supply - $316.77
 20. 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.  A computer that is damaged and/or does not have its clear protective cover voids the insurance plan.
 21. What is the student's responsibility in the case of a loss or stolen computer?  Immediately report the loss to the Computer Center.  If lost or stolen at school, notify the School Resource Officer to file a police report.  If lost or stolen outside of school, the family must file a police report and submit a copy to the police report to the Computer Center.
 22. Will students receive a new computer each school year? No, students will use the same computer for his/her time at North.
 23. 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.
 25 What s OneDrive and why should a student use it?  OneDrive is online storage for your files.  It is where students should save all their work.  OneDrive syncs the student's files to the laptop so that they are accessible whenever Wi-Fi is not available.
26. Will I be able to  connect the computer to my home WiFi system? Yes
 27. 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 or to OneDrive.
 28. 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.