WLCSD Technology Update - Chromebooks
Dear WLCSD Families:
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools is excited to announce the optional Summer Chromebook Retention Program for students with district-provided Chromebooks. Signing up for the Summer Chromebook Retention Program allows students to keep their district-provided Chromebook over the summer and into next school year.
The Summer Chromebook Retention Program is open to only students with Chromebook deposits paid in full, currently in grades 6 through 11 who participated in the district 1 to 1 Chromebook program who are returning to WLCSD for the 2023/24 school year. This program IS NOT available to elementary school students, students who are not currently participating in the district Chromebook 1 to 1 program, or students who will not be returning to WLCSD next school year.
In order to retain your district-provided Chromebook, families must complete the summer retention signup form no later than Sunday, June 4 at 11:59PM Eastern Time. As part of this signup, families must be paid in full for your Chromebook deposit and prepay the non-refundable Technology Protection Plan insurance premium for the 2023-2024 school year. A link to prepay the non-refundable Technology Protection Plan insurance premium is included in the signup form. Payments should be made through eFunds. You can access the eFunds program through the district website or through Family Access.
Families that complete the summer retention form, but do not prepay the non-refundable insurance premium will not be eligible to participate in the Summer Chromebook Retention Program.
Please note that families who prepay next school year’s non-refundable Technology Protection Plan insurance premium DO NOT need to pay this insurance premium again during the 2023/24 school year.
Summer Chromebook Retention Program Details
Students participating in the Summer Chromebook Retention Program will be allowed to keep their district-provided Chromebook for the remainder of the 2022/23 school year, over the summer, and into the 2023/24 school year. Families that prepay the non-refundable insurance premium will retain their Technology Protection Plan insurance coverage during the summer and throughout the 2023/24 school year as follows:
1st repair: Free
2nd repair: $20
3rd repair: $40
Additional repair deductibles will be increased in accordance with the Handbook.
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools is only able to provide limited support services over the summer. If a Chromebook has issues or is in need of repairs over the summer, please complete a repair form for the technology support team https://forms.gle/og9WMTYaHJzHKwte8 for assistance.
By completing this form, you are agreeing to the terms in the WLCSD Chromebook Policy Handbook Agreement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ivuL4JB6cdtPdXbeHqQMKUzUG2Vowlvi/view
If families leave the district prior to the end of the summer, they must return their district-provided Chromebook and all accessories to the WLCSD Technology Department, located at 850 Ladd Rd Bldg. D, Walled Lake, Michigan 48390. NO DEVICES will be accepted at a school building.
The Summer Chromebook Retention Program is an optional program. Only families that sign up to participate and prepay the non-refundable insurance premium will be permitted to keep their Chromebook over the summer. Families that choose not to participate in the program must return their technology equipment on one of their school’s assigned days, which will be communicated to students and families at a later date. We strongly encourage any family that MAY have need for the Chromebook over the summer (Summer Tutoring, Summer School, etc) to choose to retain their Chromebook. The WLCSD IT Department will NOT be distributing Chromebooks this summer.
All devices not a part of the Summer Retention Program along with any that have outstanding deposit balances will be disabled by June 13. We will not be able to accept any payments after June 4 at 11:59pm to unlock devices for summer use.
Signup Form Due Date / DEADLINE
Families that wish to participate must complete the signup form no later than Sunday, June 4 at 11:59PM.
Summer Chromebook Retention Program Signup
Click the link below to sign up for the WLCSD Summer Chromebook Retention Program Signup.
If you have any questions, please contact your school's Computer Resource Teacher.
The WLCSD Technology Department