Thursday, May 15, 2014

Our End-of-Year Chromebook Procedures

I still can't believe it!  It's May 15 and today is the last day for our seniors.  This year, like most, has just flown by.  I thought I'd share how we are ending our year and transitioning to new Dell Chromebooks for the 2014-2015 school year.  If you've been following my blog, you may recall that at this time last year we were gearing up to collect the Chromebooks from all 3,400 of our students (Chromebook Check In at Leyden - 5/23/13).  Things have certainly changed this year.  Here's an overview of what we're doing:

  • All students are being given the opportunity to purchase their assigned Samsung Series 5 Chromebook (and only their assigned device) for the low price of $25.00.
  • Seniors are being required to stop by a designated location at their home campus after their last final exam today to check-in their Chromebook and charger (we're letting them keep their cases) and either purchase their device or turn it in.
  • All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are being allowed to keep their Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks over the summer.  When the new Dell Chromebooks arrive, we'll send out some mass communications and allow the students to stop by our summer school Tech Support Intern (TSI) room to either purchase or turn in their Samsung and check-out their new Dell.  If students don't stop by over the summer, they will complete this process the week before school begins during our traditional registration/book pick-up event.
  • We set up a web-based system for students to access in order to verify the serial numbers of the Chromebook and charger that are assigned to them or look-up the owner of the equipment they may have in their possession if it's not theirs.
  • We put together the following check-in form for our students:

  • Any Samsung Series 5 devices that are not purchases will either become loaner devices next year, put on our district bid-list for community members to purchase, or sold off for parts.

Well, it's 9:00 a.m. and I've got to go start the training for our staff that is going to run the senior check-in.  And so it begins... or ends.