Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access the Internet?
Your teacher can tell you the code/access for you to log onto the school's wireless network.
When can I bring my device to class?
You can only bring your device to a BYOD participating classroom. Your device should stay in your locker during periods that are not BYOD classes.
When can I use my device?
You can use your device only during the times your teacher asks you to use it in class. Your teacher is the one that determines whether or not you will be needing your device during his/her class period.
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 and smartphones will ask you if you want to join a detected wireless connection and then you can join the teacher provided network. If your device doesn't come up this way try clicking on your settings, then the network icon and used the provided information about joining the network from your teacher. If that still doesn't work your next best option is to find someone else at the school that is using a device or system like yours that can help you.
Do I need to pay for any applications/programs for my device?
WCPSS will be providing email and Google accounts to all students. Most other tools will be web based and should not cost anything. 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 can't. 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 Google Drive account, you will still 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. Lufkin Road Middle 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 Lufkin Road Middle and 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 at Lufkin Road Middle. Although, students will be provided needed access to computers, networks, or the Internet when learning requirements demand. While BYOD simplifies and potentially enhances learning you will not be penalized for not bringing a device.