Technology and Your Student
Technology is an everyday part of today's world. Students in today's world need opportunities to utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, create, and think critically.
Students in grades K-12 have access to a wide variety of technology tools. Generally speaking, the following devices are utilized at different grade levels:
- Kindergarten-3rd Grade: Touch Screen Chromebooks take home and bring to school each day
- Grades 4-12: One-to-One Chromebooks take home and bring to school each day
Additionally, most schools have computer labs with desktop computers or mobile labs of laptops, plus limited numbers of iPads to further enhance instruction that integrates technology. Check with your student's building to find out more about the technology provided.
One-to-One Device Agreement
This fall we required all parents and/or guardians to review and sign a 1:1 device agreement in order to use a District Chromebook. The purpose of the agreement was to clearly communicate the expectations and rules regarding the use of District Chromebooks to parents and students.
In order to simplify the process, we are moving to an opt-out process for the agreement. At this time, if you do not want to use the District Chromebook at home you can “opt-out” and return the Chromebook to your child’s school. A Chromebook will be provided for use at school as needed. If you wish to “opt-out” and return your student’s Chromebook, please complete the device “opt-out” form and then return the District Chromebook to your child’s school. If you wish to continue to use the Chromebook you do not need to do anything. We will consider your continued use of the Device as your agreement with the terms. We realize that it is challenging for many parents to track and manage the information regarding E-Learning during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact technology services or your child's school if you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.
The Stevens Point School District takes your student's data privacy very seriously and complies with FERPA, COPPA, and CIPPA. The District utilizes a software approval process to ensure that any accounts created for your student will comply with these federal laws.
Learning Management System
The District uses Schoology as its learning management system. All secondary classrooms utilize Schoology to store, organize, and deliver instructional materials and activities. Elementary classrooms are piloting Schoology for the 2016-2017 school year.