Student Device Information

Student Device Information

Digital Learning Movement
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Flagler County Public Schools Vision for Digital Learning
The District will leverage the full range of technology and digital resources to guarantee that students are immersed in personalized, rigorous and relevant learning experiences that foster 21st-century skills across disciplines to ensure college and career readiness. In an effort to provide our students with the tools they need for the future, Flagler County Public Schools has implemented a Digital Learning Movement. 

Devices and Chargers

Grades K–3: Once the parent/guardian has completed the annual online registration, a device and charger will be distributed during the school day and will remain in the classroom.

Grades 4–6: Once the parent/guardian has completed the annual online registration and the 1:1 | Take Home technology usage fees paid, a device and charger will be distributed annually. Students will be able to take the device and charger home. It is strongly recommended that the device be charged overnight and the chargers stay at home.

Grades 7–12: Once the parent/guardian or student of legal age has completed the annual online registration and the 1:1 Take Home technology usage fees paid, a device will be distributed annually. Chargers will be issued to new students entering a school and returned when the student leaves the school. It is strongly recommended that the device be charged overnight and the chargers stay at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will devices be distributed?
Devices will be distributed to students at or before the beginning of the school year. Please check this page prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year for dates, times, and locations, which will be updated as they become available. 

If a student arrives after the beginning of the school year, they will need to complete the appropriate device loan form, and pay the technology usage fee. After completing the form and paying online, the student may pick up a device at the school's technology office.

Q. When will devices be collected?
Devices will be collected from students at or before the end of the school year.

2021 Collection Schedule:
  • Flagler Palm Coast High School—May 20th and 21st, regular school hours, FPC
  • Matanzas High School—May 20th and 21st, regular school hours, MHS
  • Remote Students—June 1st and 2nd, time and location TBA
  • Elementary and Middle School Students—TBA

Q. What is the Annual Technology Fee?
The annual technology fee will be waived for the 2020-2021 school year. Any previous outstanding fines will not be waived.

Q. How do I pay the Annual Technology Fee?
Flagler Schools has partnered with My School Bucks to help families pay technology fees. The Technology team uses My School Bucks to inform parents/guardians and students of outstanding technology fees and charges. Emails will be sent to those who have outstanding balances.

Q. Do students have to be present to pick up laptops or may a parent go instead?
It is preferred that the student comes to pick up the laptop. They will have to log in to the laptop with their school user ID and password. If a student is unable to come in, the parent may also pick up the device. The parent will need to know the student's User ID and password. This year due to “drive thru” distributions, anyone with a registration confirmation can come and pick up the device for the student as they would already be logged in.

Q. What forms are required to be completed?
The registration form will need to be completed online. The Digital Learning Movement Registration Form link here.
Q. What if a parent does not want the student device to come home?
The student devices are a valuable learning tool and it is highly encouraged for our students to fully participate in the 1:1 Digital Learning Movement. If a parent does not want their student to bring the device home they will need to complete the Student Day User/Opt-Out Form online. Student day users will be issued a device to use only while on campus. Day Users get reclassified as VL | Virtual Learning should the state mandate and the students needs to do classwork at home.

Q. If I do not have reliable internet access available at home, are there any programs available to help?
Yes, the District has teamed up with the Sprint 1 Million Project to offer FREE WiFi hotspots to eligible students. This program is only available for high school students and students must qualify for the National School Lunch program. To apply students need to complete a form (they must be signed into their school Google account to complete the form.) Visit the home wifi page here.

Q. If my child already has their own personal device, do they need this one also?
Yes, the District supplied device will still be needed. Only District devices will be able to access the internet while on campus and some of the required classroom software will only be available on the supplied District device. Should the state mandate in home virtual learning, you may use a personal device and the students user account information to login to some of their programs need to complete coursework.

Q. I have heard parents can purchase the laptops after a student graduate, is this true?
District-owned devices will not be available for students or parents to purchase, but the School Board has discussed selling older surplus devices to graduating seniors. To date, this has only been in discussion but stay tuned to the School Board's website for any updates on this topic.

Q. Will students be required to bring the device to class every day?
Students must bring their device to all classes, every day unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher.

Q. What if my child forgets to bring their device to school?
Students are expected to bring their fully charged devices to school every day. A limited number of devices may be available for checkout for the day.

Q. What if my child forgets to charge the battery?
We ask that devices be charged at home. It is recommended that students not bring their chargers to school. A limited number of power outlets will be available in some classrooms.
Q. Will my child be issued the same device next year?
The District will make every attempt to issue the student the same device each year in grades 7–12. Please take care of your issued device.

Q. Where are the terms and conditions for the electronic device located?
The terms and conditions for the devices are located in the Digital Learning Handbook, located here.

Q. How will Flagler Schools prevent access to inappropriate websites?
The student devices will include internet content filtering software, which will limit access to inappropriate content, but there is no substitute for parental supervision when using a device to access the Internet.
Q. Will the parental control software be adjustable by the parents? If not may we add your own?
Currently, Internet filtering software will not be adjustable by parents. It is controlled by a server at the District Office. We are however working on a solution that would allow some flexibility in the filtering solution while the student is not on a school campus. Additional filtering software will not be able to be installed on the District laptops, but we are working to allow students to request additional approved software to be installed on the laptops.

Q. Can I use the issued device for things not related to school?
It is expected that the use of the supplied device will be directly related to the assigned student’s education. The Digital Learning Handbook contains additional information related to appropriate use.
Q. Can students load software on the device?
Students have access to "Self Service" which provides the ability to add district pre-approved applications on a limited basis.

Q. What happens if the device is stolen?
A police report must be filed by the student or parent within 24 hours of the incident. The police report must be brought to the school principal by the next school day. If the police report is not delivered to the school principal, the parent will be responsible for the full replacement cost. The Digital Learning Handbook contains additional information related to devices that are stolen.

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