Student Chromebooks

For student use, Avon is primarily a Chromebook district. Chromebooks provide streamlined access to Google Workspace apps, such as Google Classroom and Google Drive, as well as the district Clever portal and numerous other educational apps. The use of Chromebooks within the classroom allows for many and varied opportunities for students to be active learners and read, research, collaborate, communicate, and create. In our experience, Chromebooks have also proven optimal for our students to access their learning for their technical strengths: they are lightweight but generally durable, have a healthy battery life, encrypt data securely, receive immediate security patches, perform a self-check on every boot to ensure all is operating well, and provide easy reset and recovery options if anything goes awry. We strongly recommend Chromebooks for student use for all of these reasons.

All students in kindergarten have access to school-owned Chromebooks and shared classroom iPads that will stay at school.

All students in grades 1-12 are expected to have an individual Chromebook to access curriculum.

For the 2024-2025 school year:

  • All students in grades 1-3 will be issued a school-owned Chromebook.

  • Bring Your Own Technology/Devices (BYOT/BYOD) will no longer be available for grades 1-3 and any personal Chromebooks/devices will need to remain at home. (For families of students with special/medical circumstances, please reach out to your building principal and/or contact the technology department.)

  • Students in grades 4-12 have the option to either be assigned a school-issued Chromebook or bring their own personal Chromebook.

  • Note: Windows laptops and Macbooks are highly discouraged due to compatibility issues with school programs.
  • If a student already owns a Windows or Mac device, the tech department may also need to and will install needed programs for the students to have full access to their curriculum. (If we are unsuccessful adding a curricular program to their personal learning device for any reason, then we will need to assign a school Chromebook for school use.)
  • Students who bring a personal learning device will be added to the school WiFi network.

Students are expected to take care of their Chromebook at all times and to bring a fully charged device to school each day.

If your student experiences tech issues, please notify the teacher and the teacher will submit a help ticket on behalf of the student.

You are also welcome to email the technology department anytime at [email protected].

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