Which students will receive a device?
All students in grades K-2 will be issued an iPad and all students in grades 3-12 will be issued a Chromebook once the applicable agreements have been signed and returned.
Is there any cost to me?
Every student of the Farrell Area School District will be issued a device at no cost once the applicable agreements have been signed and returned. However, the student's parent/guardian will be financially responsible for any loss or damage due to negligence or intentional misuse.
Can my child take their device home?
Parents/guardians of students in 5-12 can optionally agree to allow their child to take their Chromebook home with them by filling out the reverse side of the Student Chromebook Agreement. All students enrolled in the Farrell Distance Learning Academy are eligible to opt in to taking their device home. Any distance learning student in grades K-4 that switches from distance learning to in person learning must leave their device at school.
Does my child keep their device during the summer?
All students, including those enrolled in distance learning and those that opted to take their device home must return and leave their device at the school at the end of the school year. The technology department will clean the devices and perform necessary maintenance during the summer.
What if there is an issue with my child's device?
Students should inform their teacher if there is a software or hardware issue, physical damage, or loss/theft of their issued device. Teachers will inform the technology department using the district technology help desk system.