2018-2019 Chromebook Registration – 6th Grade & New Families

Wayland Middle School is  happy to provide every 6th grade student with a Chromebook for the 2018-2019 school year.  

Students will receive an HP G5 Education Edition Chromebook at the August orientation session.

HP Chromebook

HP G5 EE Chromeboook

Each family should follow the steps below to complete the registration process before school starts.

However, we are providing an opportunity for parents to order a very sturdy, protective case for $20 through the school.  The deadline for ordering a case is August 1st.

If you don’t order through the school your family must provide a protective case and have it with you when you pick up the device. 

tl;dr – pay the $40 maintenance fee, buy a Chromebook case, sign the agreement form, and attend an Orientation session.

1. Chromebook Orientation – Mandatory

Dates and times:
August 28th 5:00-6:00pm OR 5:30-6:30pm
August 29th 5:00-6:00pm OR 5:30-6:30pm
September 5th 5:00-6:00pm ONLY

Each session is one hour long. The first 30 min. is to complete the registration process.  The second 30 min. will be spent in the theater learning more about the Chromebook 1:1 program and the expectations for use. You only need to reserve one spot per family, not for each family member.
Reserve 1 Spot per Family

2. Maintenance Fee OR Liability Waiver

The school is requesting $40 per student for the Chromebook maintenance fee. Although this fee is voluntary, we are strongly encouraging payment to support the Securly home filtering software and to pay for the purchase of parts to repair accidental damage. Neglectful damage will not be covered.

If a family elects not to pay the fee, they must sign a liability waiver form to cover all accidental or neglectful damage to the Chromebook.

We prefer that families use the online payment method before attending the Chromebook Orientation session. However, we do accept checks made out to Wayland Public Schools.  Sorry, we do not accept cash.

Financial Assistance – If your family requires financial assistance with the fee, please fill out an application with the District’s Business Office and bring the paperwork with you to the orientation session.
Financial Assistance Overview
Financial Assistance Application


3. Care & Use Agreement Form

Please read the entire Agreement form and go over the information with your child. The school requires a parent/guardian signature on the last page. Please bring it with you to the orientation session. We will also have copies on hand for you to sign if you have difficulty printing.

4. A Chromebook Case – Every student must supply a case for the Chromebook and bring it with them to the Orientation Session.

Order one through the school by August 1st to take advantage of bulk pricing – $20 for an always-on case with many protective features.  You can pay for this at the same time as paying for the maintenance fee. As of August 8th, this option is no longer available. If you ordered a case through the school they will be provided to you at the orientation session.

We respectfully ask that you not use a simple neoprene case as they do not provide enough padding.  Links to other case vendors are provided here.

5. School-only vs Take-Home

A vast majority of students will take home the Chromebook each day. However, if students have adequate access to a device at home, some families may elect to have their child’s Chromebook locked in a cart at the end of each day. It is the child’s responsibility to return the Chromebook to the cart (by 3:30) and plugin the device so it’s ready for the next school day. Fill out the form only if you want your child to keep the Chromebook at school.

6. Family Contract  –

A family  agreement  helps to establish rules and guidelines on internet and device use.  It is a great way to start a conversation about internet safety, and to decide on and communicate expectations from the start so there are no misunderstandings. We provide this contract for your family to use together and there is no need to return it to the school.

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