Starting with the 2023-2024 school year, Fairview Elementary will be offering an optional 1 to 1 Chromebook take home program for 5th grade only. Third and fourth grade teachers were having too many issues with students bringing in their devices, and/or having them properly charged, so we have moved back to a cart solution for those grade levels.
Parents of fifth grade students will see the option in FinalForms on the "Chromebook Protection Plan" form to sign up for the optional $40 annual "Chromebook Protection Plan", which will allow your student (Grade 5 only) to take home their Chromebook as well as offering accidental damage protection as outlined in our Chromebook Protection Plan Coverage Grid. Students who choose not to purchase the optional Chromebook Protection Plan will still have access to their own Chromebook at school (Each student gets their own Chromebook which is not shared), but it will stay at school at all times. One major difference between the high school/middle school 1 to 1 and the elementary school 1 to 1 is that if students do not purchase a protection plan in the high school/middle school, then they are still responsible for repair costs for breakages according to the Chromebook Protection Plan Coverage Grid. At the elementary, students will not be held financially responsible for accidental damage to their Chromebook (Unless an unreasonable amount of repeated breakages occur) if they do not have a Chromebook Protection Plan. This is for the following reasons:
Elementary students who choose to purchase the optional Chromebook Protection Plan will be held responsible for damages if they occur as outlined in our Chromebook Protection Plan Coverage Grid since they will be taking their device out of the classroom, but please note that in the coverage grid that their first repair for the year is already covered via the plan at no additional cost. Also, students who purchase the optional protection plan will be assigned a protective Chromebook bag. This bag is included at no additional cost, as long as they have an active Chromebook Protection Plan, and greatly reduces the chance of damage during transport. If you have any questions, then please email our Director of Technology Adam Singer