1:1 FAQs for Parents and Students
Yes, as long as a parent has signed the Acceptable Use Policy and paid the $25 insurance premium, students in grades 6-12 will be allowed to use the Chromebooks at home as well as school.
Yes. Students can log into their G Suite accounts on any web-accessible device.
The district does not provide extra devices for students who forget theirs. Classroom sets of textbooks are available for use during the school day.
While implementation may vary from based on teaching styles and subject matter, students will likely do the following with their devices:
- Collaborate on projects with other students.
- Share documents with teachers.
- Use various apps and websites to explain concepts. For example, students may use a drawing app to represent the water cycles...or parts of a plant.
- Look up terms or facts instantly instead of waiting for access to reference materials such as dictionaries or encyclopedias.
- Make audio recordings of teacher directions.
- Use the Internet to research topics.
Clean screens with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never use chemicals such as household cleaner. Closed covers should protect the device from scratches when not in use. Parents may elect to purchase a screen protector and/or a protective case or sleeve for their student's device.
Students should use the school-issued devices so we can manage the apps, licensing, settings and configurations for our network.
Yes, it will work, but it is up to the individual user to configure that. The district will not be providing documentation or support for personal devices at this time.
Teachers are aware that not all students have Internet access at home and will provide appropriate accommodations when necessary. And some families may qualify for the FCC's Lifeline benefit that provides discounted Internet packages to low-income consumers. More information Lifeline can be found here: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/lifeline-support-affordable-communications
Also, there are multiple hotspots available in Phenix City:
1820 Stadium Drive
1135 280 Bypass
3781 US HWY 431 N
1006 280 Bypass
1801 Stadium Drive
3915-A US HWY 80 (Ladonia)
3709 US HWY 431
Phenix City-Russell County Library
1501 17th Avenue
2319 Lee Road 427
2C W. Ridge Drive (Ladonia)
2020 US HWY 280
106 Martin Luther King Parkway
3722 South Railroad Street