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Student Device Update for DSC Families

Student Device Update for Duneland School Corporation Families

As Duneland School Corporation prepares a variety of instructional plans for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond, the intent of this message is to provide clarity on our current 1:1 device plan and provide insight into how DSC may transition into a sustainable long-term model over the next couple of years.  This summer, students will keep their current learning device (iPad or PC) for continued use during the 2020-2021 school year  (see chart at the end of this document organized by current grade level).  Current filtering practices and security software will remain active over the summer. 

DSC will continue to implement and expand best practices in face-to-face learning, remote learning, blended learning, and online course content development.  As we move forward, DSC will be working to increase our understanding of personalized learning for students while ensuring equity for all students when it comes to accessing content, resources, and learning opportunities whether in person, remotely, or in a hybrid way.  

Reliable learning devices will be crucial for our continued development and equitable access for all students.  With that in mind, DSC intends to allow students to keep devices year round in 2020 and beyond.  This is likely to impact family decisions on purchasing a computer for student use at home, in addition to a computer issued by DSC.  While students will still be able to bring a device from home to school, they will be required to always have their DSC issued device in their possession while on campus.  

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, DSC will include a device protection plan as part of student fees to aid families in guaranteeing needed access.  This protection plan is expected to be in the $20 range depending on the device.  At the end of the 2020-21 school year, devices purchased when DSC implemented the 1:1 initiative will have reached their end of life.  At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, most students will receive new tablets or PCs.  Over the next year, DSC will be exploring different sustainable long-term funding models for student devices.  DSC will also continue to re-examine curricular resources at all grade levels and courses to best support student achievement while keeping costs reasonable for families.

 

Thank you for supporting your child's learning needs now and into the future.

 

Grade Level in 2019-2020

Student Device Plan - Summer 2020

Kindergarten

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 1st grade

1st grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 2nd grade

2nd grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 3rd  grade

3rd grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 4th grade

4th grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 5th grade

5th grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 6th grade

6th grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 7th grade

7th grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • Students will use the same device in 8th grade

8th grade

  • Students will keep their iPad over the summer 
  • As 8th graders enter 9th grade for the 2020-2021 school year, students will be required to return their iPad in order to receive their new CHS device.  Information will be sent out over the summer.

9th, 10th, 11th  grade

  • Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade will keep their Duneland Windows device over the summer. 
    • Students that have been issued a Chromebook will be required to return the device at the start of the 2020-21 school year to be replaced with a Windows device. 
    • Students that have never been issued a device will be given a Windows device for summer school or at the start of the 2020-21 school year.

12th grade

  • Students that have a Duneland student device will be required to return the device. Students and parents will receive communication regarding device return.