Middle School Chromebook Program
for Incoming 6th Graders and New Students

Over the past three years, our middle school program at the Hebrew Academy has moved to a blended learning model to better meet the academic needs of our students. With that move, we also have become a 1:1 device school with students bringing in their own laptops or tablets to use in the classrooms daily. While this initiative has allowed the devices to become an essential learning tool for the classroom, we have also had to spend time monitoring the use of the personal devices and attempt to prevent misuse of them throughout the day. In an effort to maximize student learning and prevent many of the challenges that present themselves with the current devices, the middle school is initiating a school issued device program for our students beginning with 6th grade and new 7th and 8th grade students. This program will have many advantages. School administrators will be able to control all apps, programs, and usage of the devices. The school will be able to prevent many of the distractions that are currently present on students' personal devices. 

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What is a Chromebook and why are they the #1 device in schools?

Chromebooks are laptops that run Google Chrome's operating system.  The Chrome operating system is designed to work on the cloud, so that means everything—your files, your apps, even your desktop—lives online (not on your laptop) and is the same wherever you sign in. That means never misplacing your files or losing your work in progress (it’s all right on the cloud). No wifi? Chromebooks also store files locally and work offline. Why did our school choose Chromebooks? Chromebooks are, by far, the #1 devices in schools because they’re easy to use, versatile, and secure—we know trust is earned by protecting privacy and providing worry-free security. 

Some key features of Chromebooks are:

  • Chromebooks are run on web-based programs such as Prezi, Google Docs, Google Presentation, etc.

  • There are automatic updates so you always have the latest, fastest, more secure version.

  • Boots in less than ten seconds so there is no down time in class or at home.

  • There is no need for anti-virus software.

  • The extended battery life means it should last the entire day!

Learn more at: https://sites.google.com/a/freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us/6th-grade-chromebooks/what-is-a-chromebook and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSbZQNJwPuI&t=48s

The fee for the school device program will be a one-time fee of $350.00. Payment must be made no later than Monday, August 12, 2019. Students will not receive the device until payment is made. In the event that a family has a financial hardship, please contact the business office for a payment plan.
You must submit payment AND sign the Responsbile Use Policy to receive your Chromebook, click here to sign.

Middle School Chromebook Program 2019-20

$364.00

*5% convenience fee already added*

 

GoGuardian Software

$10.50

*For returning 7th and 8th graders*

5% convenience fee already added to this order