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Laptop Information for Families

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September 10, 2018

 

Shuksan Families,

Energized! That’s how we are feeling after spending 2 weeks with our students.  We are making great connections and creating a strong relational foundation where everyone belongs.

We are also in the process of checking out laptops to each and every student.  Bellingham voters supplied the technology funds so that our students and staff can deepen and extend their learning.  What does this mean for our families?

  1. One computer for each student. As your student may have told you, each student will have a computer to check out and take home.  We have already distributed 200+ computers to our 8th  This week, 7th graders will check out computers.  By 9/20, the 6th grade students will have their computers.
  2. RUP. For students to take computers home, families must sign a copy of the Responsible Use Policy (RUP) form.  This can be done via Skyward or a hardcopy can be signed.  Please ask your student to get a hard copy of the RUP from the library, if they need one.  RUP forms should be turned in to students’ Math teachers (7th grade) or CORE teachers (6th grade).
  3. Family support. This week families will receive an email that invites you to join apParent.online. This free tool will enable families to manage their student’s school device outside of the school day.  For example, you could lock your student’s device, get screenshots of what they’re doing online and send them messages.  You can learn how it works by visiting this link.
  4. Bellingham Public Library card. Please make sure that your student has a Bellingham Public Library card.  Students will then use their library card # to access digital books, audio books, databases and put books on hold.

Thank you for reading this information and taking the time to familiarize yourself with your student’s learning with technology.  We look forward to meeting you at the Shuksan Back to School Night on 9/26 at 6pm. We are with you in this new journey and welcome your questions and concerns.

 

Amy Carder

Shuksan Middle School Principal

 

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