Dedicated Device Initiative

For the school year 2017-2018, grades 6 & 9 will receive a  Lenovo N23 Chromebook in August 2017.

This section of the website describes details of this initiative.

Letter to Grade 6 and 9 parents/guardians.

June 20, 2017

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The Timberlane Regional School District is pleased to bring our Dedicated Device Initiative to all sixth and ninth grade students.  Your child will be issued a Lenovo N23 Chromebook to use at school and at home. This initiative enables students to easily transition projects and research between home and school.  Students can more easily exchange ideas and remain connected with classmates and teachers. Students and teachers will continue to use Google Apps for Education.

The predicted result is a 21st century learning environment in which problem-solving, critical thinking and leadership skills are developed and enhanced through the responsible use of technology and continuous access to digital resources.

Grade 6 students will be able to pick up their Chromebook during the Grade 6 open house on August 24, 2017. Grade 6 students will be assigned the same Chromebook for grades 6-8.

Grade 9 students will receive their device on August 29, 2017 at the High School open house. Ninth graders will be issued the same device during their years at the high school.

Students will be assigned their Chromebook which they will be able to take home for the school year.

In an effort to be more efficient and minimize your pick up time, you will be receiving an informational email that also contains the required paperwork.

What to expect in the upcoming Dedicated Device Initiate email:

  • Chromebook Permission Slip
  • Chromebook Insurance Program information

 *In order to receive and use the Chromebook, a parent/guardian must agree to the district’s Acceptable Use Policy.  This is done online each year via Infosnap in August.  Information regarding Infosnap and registering online will be coming in a different email.

The following times have been scheduled to allow for deployment of school issued Chromebooks.

Grade 6                                 August 24, 2017                  1pm-6pm

Grade 9                                 August 29, 2017                  6pm-9pm

If you are not able to make the scheduled times, Chromebook deployment will be available during the first weeks of school , times TBD.

While we feel it may limit a student’s ability to participate from home on a variety of assignments and projects you may decline the option to have your student bring home the Chromebook on the contract.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Timberlane Regional School District