As educational technology continues to be an essential tool in student and staff success, technology services in the district has evolved to play an important role in the support of new technologies in the district. In the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District, technology plays a continual role in student learning, staff development and communication within the community. For the school district to fulfill its mission, it is the responsibility of the district to provide updated and consistent technology.
1 to 1 Device Program
Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, all students will be issued a technology device. Due to delays in the supply chains for Chromebooks, AWRSD will be issuing devices in a phased approach. Oakmont students and students that have requested a device will receive their Chromebook for the beginning of the school year. All other students will receive devices as they are received by the district later in the fall.
The following agreement contracts should be signed by students and guardians before picking up their device.
For Oakmont, forms 1, 2 and 3 should be read and completed.
For Overlook, forms 1, 2, and 4 should be read and completed.
For elementary schools, forms 1, 2, and 5 should be read and completed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a student log into a device?
Chromebooks are logged into using the student's Google login credentials. District issued devices can only be logged into with district issued credentials.
How do I obtain the login credentials for my student?
These are issued by the school near the beginning of the school year. If you do not have this information by the time your student starts classes, please contact the school's main office.
How does my student save files on the device?
Any files should be saved to the student's Google drive.
Is there any content filtering on my student's device?
Yes, district issued devices use the same filtering that is used on the local district networks.
Can my student decorate their device?
No, any kind of marking, stickers or other decoration is prohibited.
Can I purchase a case for my student's device?
Yes, but cases should comply with school policies (they should not be a distraction or display images prohibited in the schools).
Will my student be required to bring their device back and forth to school?
This is at the discretion of your student's teacher(s).