Chromebook Purchase/Distribution

Thank you to all families for the successful deployment of the 1-to-1 Chromebooks for Freshman and Sophomores. All devices have been purchased and distributed

December 7, 2015 - UPDATE

For parents that ordered a Chromebook for their Junior or Senior student, the devices have arrived. We will be configuring the devices for our network and adding them into our Chromebook management system so that they will be ready for students to use in school.  Devices can be picked up on December 21st or 22nd in room 222. Payment is required at time of pickup.

Payment options:

Check
All checks should be made out to the Bedford School District. Please include your student’s name and ID number on the check.  The cost of the device is $174 and the cost of the optional accidental breakage/theft insurance is $12 (6 month coverage- renewable next year) for a total of $186.  You can write one check for the cost of the device and insurance. One check for multiple student purchases is also acceptable.

Credit Card
The District uses the “Send Money To School” (http://www.sendmoneytoschool.com) service for credit card purchases. This is the same service that is used to deposit money into your student’s lunch account. Click here for the instructions on how to pay for the Chromebook via credit card. There is a $2.00 transaction fee to pay by credit card.

Cash
Cash will be accepted on the day of pickup of the Chromebook.



November 2, 2015 - UPDATE

Dear Parents of Junior and Senior Students,

This fall, Bedford High School implemented a 1-to-1 Chromebook program for all Freshman and Sophomore students. Already, we have found that access to a device at anytime/anywhere during the school day helps improve teaching and learning.

Now that the program is launched, we believe upper classmen will benefit from having a Chromebook device in school as well. As a result, we have decided to allow Juniors and Seniors to bring a Chromebook device to school starting January 4th.

Families can either purchase a Chromebook device through the district (no higher than $177) or provide their own. With either option, the device must be enrolled into our Chromebook management system so that it can be activated on our wireless network. This allows us to manage our school-provided Google accounts to push down content to students.

It is important that families understand that not all juniors and seniors are required to have a Chromebook. As a result, we do not have the same expectation that chromebooks will be integrated into instruction for juniors/senior classes as do have for freshman/sophomore classes. It will be up to each teacher to decide if and how the devices can be used in class.

Please visit our 1-to-1 Chromebook Program website for information about the program (BHS Chromebook 1-to-1 Website).

If you would like your Junior or Senior student to be able to bring a Chromebook device to school, please submit this form
no later than November 13th. After November 13th, we will confirm your selection and provide the final discounted price for those opting to purchase a device through the district. Families will also have the option to purchase accidental breakage/theft insurance for devices purchased through the district.

For current specifications of the device that the district would purchase on your behalf, click here.

Thank you.










This information and any updated information will be posted on the BHS 1-to-1 Chromebook website (https://sites.google.com/a/bedfordnhk12.net/bhs/chromebook-1-to-1-program).  Refer to the Parent Resources section.