Bring Your Own Device
FCPS has introduced an exciting new initiative encouraging students to bring in their personally owned computing and network devices to school -- including laptops, Netbooks, and tablets. The everincreasing amount of online instructional resources is the primary motivation behind this initiative. Participation in this initiative is strictly optional and this opportunity is open to 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students only.
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This form contains detailed information about acceptable use of personally-owned devices: Personally Owned Computing Devices
Personal Device Usage Guidelines & Expectations
- BEFORE being allowed to use a personal device in school parents must complete an online registration and students MUST bring in a signed Personally Owned Computing Device permission form. (NOTE: Only the last *2* pages of the Personal Device Information & Permission Form need to be brought in to school.) Permission forms should be turned in to the classroom teacher or Mrs. Eelman.
- Once the online registration and permission form have been received, students will be contacted about a date and time they may bring in the device to be registered with the technology staff (Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Eelman). Before devices can be used at school they must be registered by the technology staff.
- The second page of the permission form includes space to write down the device make and model, serial number and MAC (network) address. If you are unsure of how to find the MAC address, please check this guide.This information should also be included on the online registration form.
- Students and parents need to be aware that the students are responsible for any device(s) they bring in to school, and although Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Eelman will assist in registering new devices to ensure they work on our wireless network, we cannot troubleshoot or repair student devices.
- Student devices cannot be stored at school, nor will there likely be a way to charge them if they are low on battery power – so when bringing in personal devices, students must make sure that they’re fully charged before coming in to school.