Let’s review the tech requirements for St. Rose’s BYOD program:
Every student will be required to have a device designated for learning each day.
You can choose any laptop that runs on Windows, MAC or Chrome. That includes PC laptops, Macbooks and Chromebooks. Ideally, the screen should be 13” or larger but the smallest acceptable size is 11 inches.
No software is required. We will be using all web based products including Google Apps for Education. The device must be able to run the Google Chrome web browser.
Smartphones or tablets will not be recognized as acceptable educational devices for the BYOD program.
And most importantly, students are responsible for coming to school with fully charged devices. The battery life of devices should last the duration of the day.
Watch the video above or click here for the list of full requirements.
BYOD is an acronym for “Bring your own device”. Instead of the school providing devices or mandating one specific brand and model, we are requiring all students to bring a device which meets our minimum specifications.
Each teacher will have students use the devices differently. Some may have students conduct research in class, some may have them take formal and informal assessments, some may have them complete writing assignments, some may use interactive websites and apps, and others will have students collaborate on an activity. In some classes, student may use their device almost constantly, while others will leave it up to the student to decide whether or not to use their device to take notes or access an e-book.
Due to the overwhelming demand for 1-to-1 devices across the globe, which was impacted by COVID-19 and the move to virtual learning, our spring order for Freshman Chromebooks are on backorder. Therefore, for the freshmen only, we are implementing a Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.) program.
You do not need to purchase a new device as long as the one you own meets the minimum specifications. Battery life is a concern for all devices, but especially older ones. In that case, our suggestion is to purchase a new battery if possible instead of purchasing a new device.
Yes. Limited charging stations will be available throughout the building, including the locked locker slots in the library. Students are responsible for bringing their own wire for charging purposes. It is recommended that students come to school each day with a fully charged device to avoid any issues.
Students who bring their own technology device to school will be required to utilize the St. Rose BYOD wireless network. Students will sign in using their network username and password to browse the Internet. By logging into the SRHS network, they are accepting the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy and Internet Use Guidelines and Policies. Once on the wireless network, all users will have filtered Internet access just as they would on a school-issued device.
Yes. Personal devices are required to use the school’s wireless network. No outside data services may be used while on school property or at school events Internet filtering is a requirement of all schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered regardless of the device used to access the network while in school. While on school property, students are not allowed to access personal broadband service for CIPA reasons. The wireless network available to staff and students through which they can access the Internet allows the same level of access as if they were to use a school-owned device.
St. Rose High School is NOT responsible for the theft of a device, nor is the school responsible for damage done to the device while on campus. Families must stress the responsibilities their children have when bringing their own computing devices to school. Students bring electronic communication devices to school at their own risk, just like any other personal item. Students are responsible for the security of their devices they bring to school. It is always a good idea to record the device’s serial number to have in case of theft. Anytime theft occurs, a school administrator should be contacted to make him/her aware of the situation. Some devices have a device locator; it is recommended to enable this feature if possible.
Yes. Using Google Chrome and Google Cloud printers which are available from any device with an internet connection from anywhere in the world. For example, a student can print their research paper from home to a school printer the night before and then pick it up the next morning.
Students may use these during class, ONLY with the permission of the teacher or administrator. Any other uses outside of the classroom environment are at the discretion of school administrators. Students may not use ear buds or other types of headsets while in the hallways.
Students are required to bring a device every day for educational purposes, to enhance their classroom experience. However, we know that there may be occasional circumstances that may prevent the student from having their device, such as repair. We will have a limited number of loaners that can be checked out from the library. Families are responsible for any damage to school devices/equipment.
Yes. If a student is not following the BYOD guidelines or adhering to the Acceptable Use Policy, an administrator can revoke the BYOD privilege and/or technology access through the regular discipline process.