Americas High School - Socorro Independent School District

Americas High School - Socorro Independent School District

AMERICA S HIGH SCHOOL 1:1 Laptop Initiative AMERICAS HIGH SCHOOL Vision Statement: Tomorrow's Leaders Learning Today

Mission Statement Maximize our children's academic, artistic, athletic, and social skills WHEN WILL I GET MY DEVICE? Every incoming freshman will get their own device during registration

on JULY 17, 2017 Each participant will pay an annual non-refundable usage fee of $25.00 USAGE FEE Pay on day of registration or pay online Click Here

WHAT DEVICE WILL I BE RECEIVING? Dell Latitude 3380 ALL LAPTOPS WILL BE LABELED WITH AN

ASSET TAG ASSET TAGS MAY NOT BE MODIFIED OR TAMPERED WITH IN ANY WAY DISTRICT ASSET TAG

CHARGERS AND CASES CHARGE LAPTOPS AT HOME Keep charger and laptop in case at all times. WHAT IF I LOSE MY DEVICE? Parents/Legal Guardians must sign the Mobile Device Loan and Damage/Loss Agreement before the student can start participating in the initiative.

If a device is accidently damaged, the student will be responsible for a $40 repair fee. The student must file a police report, if the device is lost or stolen. If the device is unable to be recovered in working condition, the student will pay a $100 replacement fee and receive another device. WHAT WILL I USE MY

LAPTOP FOR? Interactive project-based learning at AHS Using technology to move students forward as 21st Century learners to be college and career ready Digital learning opens the doors to 21st century learning providing opportunities for:

Collaboration Creativity Critical Thinking PROJECTBASED LEARNING Students do research, explore through field trips

and hands-on experiences, then transfer learning onto online Web 2.0 tools. REMINDERS The following actions are prohibited: Bypassing the filter

Using another student's username or password Sharing passwords (other than with your parents) Tampering with hardware Downloading or installing software that has NOT been approved Using chat rooms, IM, social networking, hosting non-school-approved web pages Accessing inappropriate material that is unacceptable in a school setting

WHAT CAN I DO WITH TECHNOLOGY? WHAT ARE THE STUDENTS SAYING?

STUDENT SAFETY ALWAYS be smart online ALWAYS be vigilant of your laptop and other belongings ALWAYS follow the Acceptable Use Policy NEVER give out your personal information NEVER use parent's credit card without permission NEVER share passwords with anyone (other than with your

parents/guardian) NEVER arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone you met online DO NOT OPEN an email if you do not know who sent it DO NOT CLICK on banner adds or pop up adds on websites NEVER use inappropriate language, pictures, or send

threatening emails Students are highly encouraged to participate in the DNA laptop initiative in order to build technology skills that are necessary for career and college

readiness. IS GETTING THE LAPTOP MANDATORY? IS THERE A SAFE PLACE FOR THE STUDENTS TO PUT THEIR LAPTOP IF THEY PARTICIPATE IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS? Students should be vigilant of

all valuables including their personal belongings and the school laptop. Lockers are available through fine arts and athletics. WHAT ONLINE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST MY CHILD WITH HIS/HER ASSIGNMENTS?

Online textbooks Americas HS Library Tyler 360 Teachers webpages Office 365 DO THEY GET WIRELESS INTERNET (WIFI) ACCESS? All Socorro ISD facilities provide wireless internet

access that students can connect to by using their district username and password. A limited amount of hotspots are available for checkout through AHS library. REGISTRATION July 17th QUESTION

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