Student Device Program

Distribution Details

School-issued Chromebooks will be distributed to students during the first week of school in the Media Center via the following schedule:

  • Monday, 7/26/21 ~ 9th & 10th graders who attended Bulldog University on 7/15/21
  • Tuesday, 7/27/21 ~ 9th grade
  • Wednesday, 7/28/21 ~ 9th & 10th grades
  • Thursday, 7/29/21 ~ 9th through 11th grades
  • Friday, 7/30/21 ~ 9th through 12th grades

Students will receive further instructions and the required forms that must be completed by parents, from their teachers during the first week of school. You may view the forms ahead of time by visiting the forms libraries to the right.

  • July 6, 2021, Update

    The following information is about student devices and applies to all students.

    All students will be assigned a student Chromebook at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. If your student has no district Chromebook checked out, they will receive one at the beginning of the school year. For students with a Chromebook checked out, they may be required to return the Chromebook to receive a new one, or they may be required to continue using it, depending on the model. Your school will let your student know if they are eligible to receive a replacement or will continue using the Chromebook they have.  

    Any problems with Chromebooks that are currently checked out must be reported to your school or the WCPSS Technology Help Desk as soon as possible.

Video: Taking Care of Your WCPSS Device

  • Student devices that are not functioning because of a defect in the device will be repaired or replaced as needed. Devices that are damaged or lost will be replaced once during the device loan period. Students who experience a second incident of damage or loss will be limited to in-school use of a device only. All families will be expected to sign an agreement at the beginning of the school year acknowledging this and other student expectations. Schools will provide a copy to students at the beginning of the school year.

    Finally, all hotspots that are checked out from last year must be returned to your student’s school as soon as possible. Families will have an opportunity to request a hotspot if one is needed at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year through the school’s social worker or SAP Coordinator.

    There is no fee to participate in the Student Device Program.

  • Chromebook

  • July 1, 2021, Update  

    Several changes to student devices will begin with the 2021-22 school year. All WCPSS students will participate in the Student Device Program beginning with the 2021-22 school year, regardless of past device history. The one-device replacement limit begins with the 2021-22 school year.

    The Student Device Program provides every WCPSS student with a student device to use at school and at home. Students will receive a new student device every three to four years. To participate in the Student Device Program, students must sign an annual Student Device Program Agreement Form and follow the expectations outlined in the agreement.

    Students who meet the criteria for receiving a device will be given their devices, agreement forms, and additional instructions from their teachers when school resumes. Criteria eligibility can be found in the Terms and Conditions linked below.

    To ensure the success of the program, students are expected to:

    • Bring their device to school each day, fully charged. 
    • Take their device home each night to use and to charge. 
    • Avoid eating and drinking around their device.
    • Keep their device clean.
    • Use their device in accordance with the policies, rules, and expectations of the district and school. 
    • Return their device at the end of the device’s life cycle, withdrawal from WCPSS, or upon request from the district.
    • Report any issues to their teacher or school’s Technology Contact as soon as possible. 

    There is no fee to participate in the Student Device Program.