Hello Fourth and Fifth Grade UME Parents and Guardians,
We are excited to announce that every fourth and fifth grade student at UME is going to be receiving a Chromebook to use during the 2019-2020 school year. The fifth grade students will be using their same Chromebook from fourth grade. Fourth graders will be getting their own Chromebooks for the year. During the year, the Chromebook will be used to help provide personalized instruction, support and enrichment when necessary, accessibility to research, and the privilege of learning in a way that is unique to your 21st century student. At the end of the year, your child’s Chromebook will move with him/her to the next grade. After using the same Chromebook for three consecutive years, it will then belong to your child.
The staff at UCSD #1 has worked incredibly hard to provide your student with this opportunity. As parents and students, there are a few things that we need from you as well. UME’s open house will take place on Thursday, August 22nd from 4 to 6 pm. This open house will be extremely important for you and your child because you will be receiving information about your child’s Chromebook. The schedule for the 4th and 5th graders is as follows:
The $20.00 fee can be paid in the office during the Open House. If you are unable to attend, please contact the office for alternative times to complete the presentation. Students will only be given their Chromebook after the completion of the presentation, paperwork, and the payment of the $20.00 fee.
The staff at UME is looking forward to an exciting and productive year for your student. Thank for your time, support, and investment in your child’s education.
Uinta County School District #1
Procedures and Information for Students And Parents:
One-To-One Using Chromebooks
1) Receiving Your Chromebook
Each student will pay an annual nonrefundable $20.00 device user fee.
Both the parent and the student must complete and sign the Chromebook Agreement Form prior to receiving the device.
building Media Center after the $20 device fee is paid and agreement signed.
2) Returning Your Chromebook
At the end of the school year, students will turn in their Chromebooks to be checked for damage then checked back out to the student for the summer. Failure to check in your assigned Chromebook will result in the student being charged the full $255.00 replacement cost. The District may also file a report of stolen property with the local law enforcement agency.
Students who transfer out of or withdraw from Uinta County School Dist. #1 must turn in their Chromebook to the school's Media Center on their last day of attendance. Failure to turn in the Chromebook will result in the student being charged the full $255.00 replacement cost. Unpaid fines and fees of students leaving District may be turned over to a collection agency. The District may also file a report of stolen property with the local law enforcement agency.
3) Taking Care of Your Chromebook
Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued.
Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must be taken to the Media Center
as soon as possible so that they can be repaired. District-owned Chromebooks
should never be taken to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or
maintenance. Students should never leave their Chromebooks unattended except when
locked in their hallway locker.
Only clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth (like those used for cell phones).
4) Using Your Chromebook At School
Students are expected to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school every
day and bring their Chromebook to all classes unless specifically advised not
to do so by their teacher.
**Each school will have their own Chromebook loaner program policy. Check with your school's Media Center for this information.**
5) Using Your Chromebook Outside of School
Students are encouraged to use their Chromebooks at home and other locations outside of school. A Wi-Fi Internet connection will be required for the majority of Chromebook use; however, some applications can be used while not connected to the Internet. Students are bound by the Uinta County School District #1 Administrative Procedures, Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic Media, and all other guidelines in this document wherever they use their school-issued Chromebooks.
6) Operating System and Security
Students may not use or install any operating system on their Chromebook other than the current version of Chrome OS that is supported and managed by the school district.
7) Content Filter
The school district utilizes an Internet content filter that is in compliance with the federally mandated Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). All Chromebooks, regardless of physical location (in or out of school) will have all Internet activity protected and monitored by the school district. If a website is blocked in school, then it will be blocked out of school. If an educationally valuable site is blocked, student needs to contact their teachers to request the site be unblocked. Your Chromebook will be monitored and filtered 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
8) Repairing / Replacing Your Chromebook
Each student/parent will pay an annual nonrefundable $20.00 device fee. This money is used to purchase additional devices that are used for checkout, in the event your device is left home, has damage or is stolen.
10) Chromebook Identification
The school district will maintain an inventory of all Chromebooks. This includes the serial number, asset label ID, student name, and student ID number for each device.
It is anticipated each student will be assigned a new Chromebook every three years and will get to keep their retired Chromebook. So, take good care of your device!!
11) No Expectation of Privacy
Students have no expectation of confidentiality or privacy with respect to any usage of a Chromebook, regardless of whether that use is for district-related or personal purposes, other than as specifically provided by law. The school district may, without prior notice or consent, log, supervise, access, view, monitor, and record use of student Chromebooks at any time for any reason related to the operation of the school district. By using a school-issued Chromebook, students agree to such access, monitoring, and recording of their use.
12) Appropriate Uses and Digital Citizenship
School-issued Chromebooks should be used for educational purposes. While working in
a digital and collaborative environment, students should always conduct themselves as
good digital citizens by adhering to the following:
1) Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online
names that are appropriate. I will use caution with the information, images and other
media that I post online. I will carefully consider what personal information about my
life, experiences, or relationships I post. I will not be obscene. I will act with integrity.
2) Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images, and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or a schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me while online. I will protect passwords, accounts, and resources.
3) Respect Others. I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to
antagonize, bully, harass, or stalk people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites. I will not visit sites that are degrading to others, pornographic, racist, or inappropriate. I will not enter other people’s private spaces or areas.
4) Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse and not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications. I will avoid unacceptable materials and conversations.
5) Respect Intellectual Property. I will request permission to use copyrighted or otherwise
protected materials. I will suitably cite all use of websites, books, media, etc. I will acknowledge all primary sources. I will validate information.
6) Protect Intellectual Property. I will request to use the software and media others
produce. I will purchase, license, and register all software or use available free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase my music and media and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses.