Our school is fortunate to have been included in the first phase of LCPS's three year initiative to provide individual learning devices to students in grades 3 through 12. This means that, starting in the school year 2018-2019, each of our students in grades 3-5 were issued a Chromebook laptop for their use at school and at home.
Having access to a device to support their learning helps our students practice important success skills that will help them make meaningful contributions to the world. Students have anytime, anywhere access to the tools, information, and resources that they need to support their learning.
Student devices are collected for the summer to be cleaned, and then redistributed to students in August. Once students receive their device and charger, they are expected to transport their device from school to home and bring it, fully charged and ready to use, to school with them each day.
When students are issued their device, they are provided a flyer and a Student Device Use Agreement Form (Spanish version). This form reviews the important responsibilities that students are accepting when being issued a device. The agreement form needs to be signed by the student and a parent or guardian before the device can be taken home.
Loudoun County Public Schools is committed to ensuring our students are safe when working online. To help protect our students from harmful or objectionable material, all internet traffic on student devices is filtered through our internet content filters. This filtering is in place regardless of whether students are using their device at home, at school, or any other wireless network. As an extra layer of protection, LCPS is using a monitoring service to scan the contents of students’ email, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive for inappropriate or concerning content. If content is flagged, it is reviewed and addressed in a means consistent with the level of concern.
For more information about this initiative, you can read our Sterling ES Individual Learning Device FAQ document or visit http://blogs.lcps.org/studenttech