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Education/Schools

July 9, 2013

Department to distribute 8,000 Chromebooks for Clark County students

JEFFERSONVILLE —

Greater Clark County Schools’ Technology Department is busy preparing to distribute approximately 8,000 Samsung Chromebook laptop computers to students in grades 3 through 12 for the 2013- 2014 school year. The district will host One-to-One Initiative Rollout Nights in July for parents and students. 

At these events, students will receive their Chromebook, as well as information about the one-to-one initiative, computer policies and expectations, insurance information, and all necessary paperwork will be signed.

Students must be registered for the 2013-2014 school year prior to attending a rollout night event. Parents may complete this process by visiting the district’s website at www.gcs.k12.in.us. Parents and students must attend the rollout night specified for their school.

• Thursday, July 18 at Charlestown High School – All Charlestown schools and New Washington schools.

• Monday, July 22 at Jeffersonville High School – Bridgepoint Elementary, Maple Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Utica Elementary, Parkview Middle School, and Jeffersonville High School juniors and seniors

• Tuesday, July 23 at Jeffersonville High School – Northaven Elementary, Parkwood Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Wilson Elementary, River Valley Middle School, Clark County Middle/High School, and Jeffersonville High School freshmen and sophomores.

Information will be presented in two-hour sessions at the events beginning at noon until 8 p.m.. Parents and students must report at the beginning of a session time and plan to stay the full two hours. Parents with students in different grade levels can choose to attend one session time that best fits their schedule. Session times are:

• noon to 2 p.m. (elementary)

• 1  to 3 p.m. (middle) 

• 2 to 4 p.m. (high)

• 4 to 6 p.m. (elementary)

• 5 to 7 p.m. (middle)

• 6 to 8 p.m. (high)

“It’s imperative for parents to attend their school’s specified rollout event to receive pertinent information about the one-to-one initiative and also for their child to receive a Chromebook. Implementation of the one-to-one initiative will allow our students to acquire the necessary 21st century proficiencies to prepare for college or the workforce,” said Superintendent Dr. Andrew Melin.

–News and Tribune

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