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Important Letter Concerning Chromebooks and Chargers for All Students


September 23, 2022

Dear NECSD students and families,

In 2018, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District issued Chromebooks to students in grades 3-10. By 2020, each student throughout our school district received a Chromebook. Devices are updated when students are in 3rd grade, 6th  grade and 9th grade, so students have access to fully functioning devices throughout their K-12 career. 

We are pleased that a majority of our students appreciate these resources and appropriately care for their devices. As part of the district’s focus on digital citizenship and responsibility, our Instructional Technology Facilitators and Microtechnicians will be implementing lessons and intervention measures for students who repeatedly report devices are lost, stolen, or damaged.  After various interventions, a student may be charged to replace their device and/or charger. A student may lose the privilege of taking their device home with them if there are repeated damaged and lost devices/chargers. They will be afforded loaners while school is in session on a first come, first served basis. Scholars are welcome to stay after school or use the Newburgh Free Library should they lose their privilege of taking a Chromebook home, and need access to a device outside of the normal school day. This approach is intended to be proactive and educational for our students as our society increasingly relies on the use of technology.

The district will no longer provide repeated replacement for chargers or devices without intervention, investigation, or parental contact. We are confident that our families and educators will act as partners to help our students take responsibility for their learning, which includes taking care of their devices. 

Sincerely,
Ms. Onyx Peterson
Executive Director of Information and Technology, CIO/DPO


23 de Septiembre de 2022

Estimados estudiantes y familias de NECSD,

En 2018, el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Newburgh entregó Chromebooks a los estudiantes en los grados 3-10. De 2020, cada estudiante de nuestro distrito ha recibido un Chromebook. Los dispositivos se actualizan cuando los estudiantes están en 3.°, 6.° y 9.° grado, para que los estudiantes tengan acceso a dispositivos que funcionen a lo largo de su carrera K-12.

Estamos contentos que la mayoría de nuestros estudiantes aprecien estos recursos y apropiado cuidar de  sus dispositivos. Como parte del enfoque del distrito en la ciudadanía digital y la responsabilidad, nuestros facilitadores de tecnología educativa y micro técnicos implementarán lecciones y medidas de intervención para los estudiantes que informan repetidamente que los dispositivos se pierden, son robados o dañados. Después de varias intervenciones, se le puede cobrar a un estudiante para reemplazar su dispositivo y/o cargador. Un estudiante puede perder el privilegio de llevarse su dispositivo a casa si hay dispositivos/cargadores dañados y perdidos repetidamente. Se les otorgarán préstamos mientras la escuela está en sesión por orden de llegada. Los estudiantes pueden quedarse después de la escuela o usar la biblioteca gratuita de Newburgh en caso de que pierdan el privilegio de llevarse un Chromebook a casa y necesiten acceso a un dispositivo fuera del día escolar normal. Este enfoque pretende ser proactivo y educativo para nuestros estudiantes, ya que nuestra sociedad depende cada vez más del uso de la tecnología.

El distrito ya no puede dar cargadores de reemplazo repetidos sin intervención, investigación o contacto con los padres del estudiante. Confiamos en que nuestras familias y educadores actuarán como socios para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a asumir la responsabilidad de su aprendizaje, lo que incluye el cuidado de sus dispositivos.

Sinceramente,
Sra. Onyx Peterson
Director Ejecutivo de Información y Tecnología, CIO/DPO




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Date: 2022-09-23 09:29:56 AM





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