Frequently Asked Questions

When will devices be distributed?
When will devices be collected?
What is the Annual Technology Fee?
How do I pay the Annual Technology Fee?
What forms are required to be completed?
What if a parent does not want the student device to come home?
If I do not have reliable internet access available at home, are there any programs available to help?
If my child already has their own personal device, do they need this one also?
I have heard that parents can purchase laptops after a student graduates, is this true?
Will students be required to bring the device to class every day?

What if my child forgets to bring their device to school?
What if my child forgets to charge the battery?

Will my child be issued the same device next year?
Where are the terms and conditions for the electronic device located? 
How will Flagler Schools prevent access to inappropriate websites?
Will the parental control software be adjustable by the parents? If not may we add your own?
Can I use the issued device for things not related to school?
Can students load software on the device?
What happens if the device is stolen?


Q. When will devices be distributed?


A. 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?

A. Devices will be collected from students at or before the end of the school year.


Q. What is the Annual Technology Fee?

A. The annual technology fee will be waived for the 2021-2022 school year. Any previous outstanding fines will not be waived.




Q. How do I pay the Annual Technology Fee?

A. 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. What forms are required to be completed?

A. The Digital Learning Movement Registration Form will need to be completed online.


Q. What if a parent does not want the student device to come home?

A. 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?


A. Yes, the District has teamed up with T-Mobile Project 10 Million to offer free WiFi hotspots to eligible students. This program is available for any student in grades K–12 who is a part of the National School Lunch program. To apply, parents need to complete the Student Wifi Hotspot Request Form. Students must be signed in to their school Google account to complete the form.


Q. If my child already has their own personal device, do they need this one also?

A. 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 that parents can purchase laptops after a student graduates, is this true?

A. District-owned devices will not be available for students or parents to purchase.


Q. Will students be required to bring the device to class every day?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. The terms and conditions for the devices are located in the Digital Learning Handbook.


Q. How will Flagler Schools prevent access to inappropriate websites?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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. 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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