Dear Families in the Middle,
As our district continues to improve our use of technology to enhance learning, I want you to be aware of several opportunities for learning more about Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, and our district policies, practices and procedures to support students positive and responsible use of technology.
A letter from our new District Technology Coordinator, Jennifer Lotze, provides you with an overview of our district 1:1 initiative.
During Registration Days, parents have the opportunity for a 20 minute Chromebook orientation session. These sessions will begin at 11:00 and will be offered every hour (on the hour) until 6:00 PM each day, August 8-9-10. You'll have an opportunity to meet, ask questions, and learn more from our HMS Technology Integration Coaches and Tech Council members.
Chromebooks will not be distributed to HMS students until Tuesday, September 6th. The first two days of the school year will be focused on getting to know one another, establishing our team, strengthening our community, and sharing expectations. We think this people-knowledge is far more important than the technical skill of using devices.
Parents will have another opportunity for Chromebook and online learning support during our fall parent orientation Monday, September 19, at 5:30 PM, just prior to the kick-off Parent Group Network meeting at 6:30 PM. We hope you'll consider coming for both informative meetings!
Always seeking ways to improve our communication, please take time to share feedback on our Registration Days. We appreciate your questions, ideas, and suggestions for strengthening our learning community! See you next week!