BYOD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I access the Internet?
You will learn how to access the school's wireless network during a parent information session. Following this information session, your child's homeroom teacher will be able to help you access the wireless network.
When can I use my device?
You can use your device when directed by the teacher to use it in class. Your classroom teacher is the one that determines whether or not you will be needing your device during his/her class.
What if I can't get my device to access the school's network?
It is not the responsibility of the classroom teacher to "fix" your device. Most tablets/systems/smartphones will ask you if you want to join a detected wireless connection and then you can join the county provided network. If your device does not, try clicking on the network icon/program and search for an available wireless network.
Do I need to pay for any applications/programs for my device?
Most tools will be web-based or free apps and should not cost anything. However, there may possibly be a time when a specific application/program is required by a teacher - much like a specific folder, binder, paper, project material would be required for a class. This would be subject/class specific.
If I have stored some of my work on my student drive at school, how do I access it from home?
You cannot. Your student drive at school is in a secured environment and can only be accessed from within the school's network. If you store your work within your provided Google account/drive, you will be able to access it from home.
What if my device is damaged during the day or stolen?
BYOD is a privilege and not a requirement. Therefore, you are bringing your device to school at your own risk. Stough Elementary School and/or WCPSS is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen devices.
Why can't I use my 3G/4G network during school?
The wireless network provided by WCPSS has security and filters that make Internet access safer and more directed for learning.
What if I don't have a device to bring to school?
BYOD is not a requirement. All students will be provided needed access to devices, networks, or the Internet when learning requirements demand.