main content starts hereDraper students to receive Chromebooks

| September 7, 2017

Draper Middle School students will receive a school-supplied Chromebook this year, part of the district’s 1:1 initiative, which will provide a Chromebook to every student over the course of the next several years

Chromebook orientation and distribution will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Mohonasen High School auditorium as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 11: Grade 6
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12: Grade 7
  • Thursday, Sept. 14: Grade 8

Please note that parents/guardians must attend the 30-minute presentation at the start of the evening in order to pick up a student’s Chromebook. Also, students and parents/guardians must sign a Chromebook Student and Parent Agreement and a Mohonasen Computerized Information Resources Acceptable Use Policy.

If you are not able to attend the session designated for your child, please contact Principal Rick Arket at (518) 356-8350.

Each Chromebook will include the full Google Suite of products, allowing students to use the technology and tools both in the classroom and outside, such as for research and homework assignments. (View Chrome Handbook)

“We believe that giving every student a Chromebook will help students connect classroom instruction with the vast collection of resources, tools and communities that exist in our increasingly digital world,” said Lisa Cutting, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “We are excited to provide students with this additional tool that can help them be successful learners both in and out of the classroom.”

The Chromebooks were made possible through funding the district received as part of the Smart Schools Bond Act. Approved by voters in November 2014, the Smart Schools Bond Act earmarks funds for improving technology and wireless infrastructures in schools. District leaders submitted a comprehensive plan to the state and received $1.7 million in Smart Schools Bond money.

Additional projects funded through the Smart Schools Bond Act include mobile devices for teachers, additional Chromebooks for students in grades K-12; security enhancements; and, additional classroom technology such as Smartboards.

If you are unable to access these documents via the links above, please contact the district office at 518.356.8200.