Suffield One to One Initiative
Suffield began the 1:1 digital learning environment in 2014 at Suffield High School and 2015 at Suffield Middle School. Students are issued a district Chromebook that will be used throughout their tenure at Suffield Public Schools.
The district provided Chromebook is the property of Suffield Public Schools. Students will be permitted to use the Chromebook outside of school and are required to adhere to the policies governing the use of technology.
Responsible Use Policy - PDF
This digital learning environment prepares students for the challenges of college and careers which requires the creation of a dynamic learning environments that support creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Each member of the faculty will determine how they will incorporate Chromebooks and GAFE into his or her curriculum.
Chromebook Care / Repair
It is expected that Chromebooks are kept in a case when not in use and that students only use their device when seated at a table or desk. This alone prevents numerous incidents. In addition, students often like to decorate their Chromebooks with stickers but they can be a challenge to remove and can often damage the casing. We ask that you take time to frequently inspect your student’s Chromebook to ensure that there is no damage and that it is in working order.
If a student does have to take their Chromebook to the media center for repair, we want to remind you that insurance only covers accidental damage, is limited to one screen repair per year, and does not include cracks, missing keys etc.
Some common fees are as follows:
- Sticker removal - $10 (however if the stickers cause external damage the cost would be $150)
- New Charger - $21
- Battery - $60
- Screen - $30
- Trackpad $30
- Missing Key - $30 (if replaceable; full keyboard is $150)
- External Cracks and damage - $150
- Full Chromebook Replacement (if damage beyond repair) - $260
For additional information, please reference the following letters and forms that were mailed to parents and guardians in late July:
Suffield High School Chromebook Letter (July 19, 2016) - PDF
Suffield Middle School Chromebook Letter (July 19, 2016) - PDF
2016 - 2017 Computer Damage/Loss Cooperative Program Application Form - PDF
An eNotice was emailed in late August: Chromebook Insurance Payments are DUE (August 18, 2016)
Suffield High and Middle School students can obtain help and additional information from Suffield SWAT Support.