The Back to School Portal is now open! Please read the 1:1 Contract and pay the $40 student technology fee.
Personalized Learning with 1:1
With the leadership of our technology team and the Dublin City Schools Board of Education, we have great confidence that the process of going 1:1 with Chromebooks in our district will enhance student learning and prepare students for their futures in career and college readiness.
One of our goals of this implementation is focused on personalization of learning for all students. Technology in and outside of the classroom will enhance each student’s educational experiences. Providing a device to each student, just as a textbook, levels the playing field and ensures all students have equitable access to their curriculum.
Our Implementation Plan
Each year students in the 6th and 9th grade will receive a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year. Students will only receive a Chromebook if they have signed the 1:1 Contract with a parent or guardian, available online in the Back to School online portal. Visit the Back to School Portal Here
When students who received a Chromebook in 6th grade complete their 8th grade school year, we will collect their Chromebooks and as freshmen they will receive a new Chromebook. The collected 8th grade Chromebooks will be distributed to the elementary schools.
An annual student technology fee of $40 will be issued each year. You can review the guidelines for the $40 fee in the contract listed to the right of this page.
Seniors who have paid their fees in 9th, 10th and 11th grade will not pay in 12th grade. We are happy to announce these students will be able to keep their Chromebook after their senior year so they can have a device for college and/or their career path. These devices have a lengthy life span and will be able to support students in whatever their future holds.
About the Device
The device your student will be receiving is a Chromebook 3189 for Education, the 2-in-1 laptop to tablet conversion comes with a sealed, spill-resistant keyboard, rubberized edges and Drop Protection, so it can withstand lockers, lunchrooms, and buses. With at least 10 hours of battery life, this Chromebook will get students through even the longest school days. The Chromebook has a built in LED light system located on the front cover that students can use to notify their teacher for assistance or teachers can run short cycle assessments.
Important Information About Distribution
Before your student recieves a Chromebook, you and your student will need to review and sign the 1:1 contract provided in the esign packet your recieve each year to update student information in the Back to School Portal. (This contract is also available to the right of this screen for you to download and review. You will also need to pay a $40 Technology Fee through your students EZpay account. This fee will cover the cost of damaged, lost or stolen devices. If the fee is not paid, you will be responsible for the full cost for loss or damage to your student's Chromebook.
OPT Out Agreement
Families who do not wish to accept a Chromebook will be responsible for supplying their student with a like device that can be brought to school daily, along with purchasing district required software. Additionally, you must sign this "."OPT Out Agreement Please have it ready to turn in on your school's designated Chromebook distribution day.
Students are expected to treat the Chromebook as a valuable piece of equipment. It is the student’s responsibility to care for their Chromebook and ensure that it is transported and kept in a safe environment. In the case of damage or loss, the student will need to inform the school immediately, at which time they will receive a loaner or replacement device.
Students must carry their Chromebook in the provided carrying case at all times; to and from school, and in between classes. It is very important that they do not carry their devices in their backpacks. This carry case is yours to keep, so feel free to use a permanent marker to print your name on the bag for identification.
We ask that students come to school with a fully charged machine daily.
All students must abide by the district's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at all times, inside and outside of the school day. All students must act as positive and respectful Digital Citizens who take pride in representing Dublin City Schools.
For your student's safety, our district filter will also work in your home as a safeguard against most inappropriate web content.
Blocksi Software for Parents and Teachers
Blocksi will be downloaded on every Chromebook. This software will protect our student users from most inappropriate web content in school and at home, along with keeping students on task. Teachers can filter the websites they want used on a daily basis, monitor student work in real-time, lock devices when necessary and instant message them with support.
Blocksi also includes a parent portal so that you may monitor student activity while they are at home, block content, and shut down the machine in the evening.
The Parent Dashboard is now open for you to log in and create your account. Please note that you must use the same email address you have registered with in Dublin City Schools to create your account.