Thanks to the community support for our Technology Levy, we are able to check-out a Chromebook to every preschool through twelfth grade White River student. Because some parents are working from home, we did not want to assume a device was available for use in the home. Third - twelfth-grade students are familiar with the Chromebook's navigation and features from using it at school and having all students using the same device is easier to support from an instructional and technology-support stance. During the full-time distance learning phase of the school year 2020-21, Chromebooks will remain at home. During in-person learning, sixth -12th grade students will bring their devices to and from school daily. Students in PS-5th will keep their Chromebooks at school when attending school in-person.
Chromebooks and charging cords are checked out through your child's school library system. Your child is expected to care for the Chromebook as they would a library book. It should be handled gently and with care, kept on a counter or table, kept away from babies and toddlers, and away from water or other liquids. A Device Protection Plan (DPP) can be purchased. Refer to the Device Protection Plan on this page for details and deadlines.
DEVICE PROTECTION PLAN
The annual Device Protection Plan (DPP) can provide some peace of mind if something should happen to the Chromebook. Enrollment in the DPP program is optional. Enrollment is only available during the first two weeks of school or upon school enrollment for new students. You can print the form and mail it in, deliver it to the school's office, pick-up a form at the school's office or make a payment online to enroll in the optional Device Protection Plan.
- The DPP cost for the X360 Chromebook at the high school is $30 (non-refundable) per year, per device.
- The DPP cost for the G6 Chromebook at lower grades is $20 (non-refundable) per year, per device.
- Students eligible for free/reduced lunch may be eligible for a waived fee. Waiver status is coordinated through the Child Nutrition department and questions regarding status can be directed to them. Child Nutrition Phone number: 360-829-3977
If you do not want to be responsible for the Chromebook, please discuss this desire with your school's Principal.
HOME INTERNET & WIFI HOTSPOTS
When you initially connect to “xfinitywifi,” a sign-in page will appear. If a sign-in page does not appear automatically, open your browser and navigate to a website such as www.xfinity.com. You will be redirected to the sign-in page.
- On the sign in page, look for the “I don’t have an XFINITY account” section. (Please note that not all locations offer guest access.)
- Follow the on-screen prompts.
CHROMEBOOK & LOGIN HELP
|School||Help Desk Contact||Phone Number||E-mail Address|
|Early Learning Center||Holly Freitas||360-829-5848||contact by email|
|Gloria Gelmini||360-829-5847||contact by email|
|Elk Ridge||Lorraine Panek||360-829-5914||contact by email|
|Foothills||Jamie Toles||360-829-5980||contact by email|
|Mountain Meadow||Rochelle Bockness||360-829-6047||contact by email|
|Wilkeson||Kathy Lindenbaum||360-829-6108||contact by email|
|Glacier Middle School||Joy Kindelspire||360-829-6205||contact by email|
|White River High School||Rhonda Orndorff||360-829-5564||contact by email|
ATTENTION: In accordance with the Washington State Governor's Proclamation of a Stay at Home Order for COVID19 no technicians or other tech staff will be physically coming to sites and no staff or parents should come on any campus for Chromebook help without an appointment. Hardware related issues that can't be handled over the phone will be evaluated to see if physical touch is necessary.
CHROMEBOOK CURFEW HOURS
The White River student Chromebooks have certain hours that they can be used. This encourages good sleep habits and discourages mischief. High school Chromebooks are accessible 5 a.m. to midnight. Second- eighth-grade accessible hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you are finding that the Chromebook locks outside of these hours, check the time and date when the Chromebook unlocks again. Likely, the time on the clock somehow became incorrect.
WEEKLY INTERNET USE REPORTS
The expectation is that the Chromebook is used for learning, not entertainment. Weekly on Sundays, parents will receive an email from Relay with a report of internet usage for their student. This report will describe the student’s online Chromebook usage for the week. It provides information on which websites they have visited, searched for and how long they were on the internet.
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