TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple Independent School District will be holding Middle School Chromebook Parent Information Sessions at each of the district’s three middle schools on Wednesday, August 17th.
The 2022-2023 school year will mark the first time TISD middle school students will be issued Chromebooks to take home on a daily basis. Previously, students had access to Chromebooks they used every day; however, they were checked out at the beginning of the day and returned at the end of the day; no Chromebooks were taken home. This new one-to-one process will provide each student with a device that can be used at home and at school and is an exciting opportunity for students to take even greater ownership of their learning. This new process will also help prepare students for the responsibility of taking home Chromebooks when they enter high school. Students will keep their Chromebooks throughout the school year and will return them at the end of year.
In order to make sure parents are fully informed regarding the new middle school Chromebook process for 2022-2023, parent information sessions will be held to provide relevant information and to answer questions. The parent meetings regarding the new one-to-one Chromebook rollout for students will take place on Wednesday, August 17th, at all three Temple ISD middle schools (Bonham, Lamar, Travis). Parents will need to attend one of the sessions at the campus which their student(s) will be attending. There will be three sessions offered throughout the day at each of the three campuses:
- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
These information sessions will cover the following items:
- Equipment students will be receiving
- Expectations for students regarding the care and maintenance of equipment
- *The district AUP (Acceptable Use Policy)- each student will need a signed AUP agreement before they will be issued a device *very important
“Having their own device to bring to school and take home will be such a great opportunity for middle school students to take even greater ownership of their learning,” said John Woodward, digital learning coach for Temple schools. “I’m so excited for them to be able to demonstrate that they are ready to take on this responsibility. These devices will provide each student with a dedicated device to use at any time of the day to foster their learning, while at the same time teaching them how to be personally responsible for such a critical component of their learning. The skills they will acquire this year by caring for and being responsible for their own device will carry over into the rest of their middle and high school careers.”For more details on the information sessions or changes to the middle school Chromebook program, parents are encouraged to contact their student’s campus.