Hopedale Public Schools is pleased to offer a 1:1 device program to the school district where students in K-12 have a dedicated 1:1 device to assist with learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Students in grades K-6 will have an assigned 1:1 device for use while they are in that grade and will be able to take that device home for hybrid and remote learning during the 2020-2021 school year. The device will stay in the classroom for the next year’s students to use and when full in-person learning resumes the devices will remain in the classrooms permanently.
Students in grades 7-12 will maintain and keep their device throughout their time at the JSHS. Students will keep these devices for use over the summer and continue to use them ongoing through the following school years.
If any damage of the 1:1 device is incurred, you are responsible to reimburse the school district for the cost of the damage. Please see the list of common damages and what they would cost without insurance.
*The prices listed are for example purposes only, the actual price for a repair or replacement varies between device models, years and availability of parts. You will receive an invoice for a repair/replacement with the actual cost.
Students in grade K-6 receiving a 1:1 device do not need to sign the agreement.
The 1:1 devices at Memorial Elementary will only be taken home temporarily for hybrid and/or remote learning needs during the Covid pandemic, afterwards the devices will return and stay in the classrooms.
Yes, devices will travel between home and school every day as part of the student’s school resources just as books or other materials. A protective case will be provided for the device to help prevent damage.
We strongly recommend not taking the device on vacation to prevent damage and theft. You will be responsible for the cost of the device if it was damaged or stolen while on vacation if device insurance was not in place.
Students are required to submit a helpdesk ticket for their device for any damage or issues, the helpdesk can be accessed through the school website on any device.
The device will be turned into the technology department and a temporary loaner may be provided until the damage is repaired if available.
The temporary loaner has the same use guidelines and requirements as the original 1:1 device and must be returned in the same condition it was supplied to receive their repaired device back.
Optional insurance will be available to parents/guardians for any coverage.
Only the supplied charger should be used with the device to prevent damage to the battery of the device. If the charger is damaged or lost please follow the same guidelines as the “device is damaged” FAQ.
Chargers should be left at home.
All devices are expected to be charged at home by the students and brought into school fully charged. Chargers should not be brought in for safety reasons as well as prevention of loss/damage to their charger. A few charging stations will be available throughout the building in case of a dead battery that will already have appropriate chargers in them.
Students are expected to bring their devices with them to class everyday just as they have been required to bring books or other classroom resources with them in the past.
Various charging stations will be available for students to charge their device if it is not fully charged and alternative materials may be temporarily provided by teachers while the device is unavailable.
The devices can be used at school, home, the town library or anywhere the student can obtain a sufficient internet connection.
If you cannot afford an internet service and/or qualify for free/reduced lunch, you may also be eligible for the school to provide internet access for you, please contact your building administrator regarding this.
Yes, instructions for connecting to home printers will be provided. Not all older printers will be capable, however most modern printers will be if they are network connected or “cloud ready”.
Yes! Students will be able to pick up their 1:1 devices a few weeks after turning them in at the end of the school year to use them during the summer.
Non-student use is prohibited, such as a family member or friend using it at home to prevent damage and/or non-educational use. The devices are locked to Hopedale accounts to prevent this.
Standard 3.5mm auxiliary audio devices such as headphones, earbuds and headsets can be used with the devices. USB plug and play (no installation of drivers required) will also be able to function such as wired or wireless mice, usb headsets/headphones and USB drives (for file transfers).
The 1:1 devices are the property of the Hopedale Public Schools, they are being supplied to students to use as school/classroom resources.
Devices will be collected at the end of every school year starting in the 2020-2021 school year. During this collection the devices will be inventoried, assessed, cleaned and any needed maintenance performed on them.
The devices will be returned for student pickup and use in the summer after the collection work is completed.
At the end of your student’s high school career (graduation) the device will be turned in. You may have the option to purchase the device from the district for permanent ownership to keep it, this information will be available for graduating seniors starting at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
Devices are required to be turned in if leaving the district, similar to a book used by a class.
The devices are owned by Hopedale Public Schools and provided as a school resource. They should not have stickers attached, written on, or marked for personalization in any way.
Devices and/or cases that are personalized will need to have the cost of the removal and/or replacement reimbursed.
As of March 2021 we will no longer be supporting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for students. BYOD was initially supported as a supplement to our 1:1 device program, allowing more students to have devices in class while we were starting the program. In addition the Department of Education has made it mandated that only school managed devices can be used for state testing, this makes it mandatory for us to supply all students with a device for state testing purposes (a personal device CANNOT be used).
We now have full coverage of all students with district owned devices, all students will receive a district owned 1:1 device. Students may use their own device at home, however the expectation will be to use only a HPS device in school.
Students at the Jr. Sr. High School must have the 1:1 agreement signed prior to receiving their 1:1 device as they will be keeping the devices throughout their high school career.