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Device Distribution

K-2 Students

Devices will remain in school for students in grades K-2 and they will not need to take them home on a daily basis.  At times throughout the school year, K-2 students may need to take a device home. During those times, if families of K-2 students do not have a device at home, then the device agreements and a protection plan must be processed via the Technology Store in MySchoolBucks in order for the device to be sent home with a student. Questions regarding devices/use see the FAQ section below, then if you have additional questions, please contact your child’s school. Questions regarding the protection plan options, contact the Office of Innovation and Digital Learning at diglearningtech@howell.k12.nj.us or 732-751-2480. 

ENGLISH

SPANISH - Español

RUSSIAN - Ру́сский

Device Protection Plans

Planes de protección de dispositivos

Планы защиты устройства

Digital Learner Handbook Agreements

Acuerdos del manual del alumno digital

Соглашения о Digital Learner Handbook

 

3-5 Students

Continuing this school year, students in grades 3-5 will bring their school assigned device to/from school. Students in grades 3-5 will be assigned their device on the first days of school in their classroom by their teacher. All agreements and the device protection plan selection must be processed online via the MySchoolBucks Technology Store. Questions regarding devices/use see the FAQ section below, then if you have additional questions, please contact your child’s school. Questions regarding the protection plan options, contact the Office of Innovation and Digital Learning at diglearningtech@howell.k12.nj.us or 732-751-2480. 

ENGLISH

SPANISH - Español

RUSSIAN - Ру́сский

Device Protection Plans

Planes de protección de dispositivos

Планы защиты устройства

Digital Learner Handbook Agreements

Acuerdos del manual del alumno digital

Соглашения о Digital Learner Handbook

 

6-8 Students

Device distribution for students in grades 6-8 will occur on Monday, August 30th per the school’s schedule below. 

View Middle School North’s iPad distribution schedule.

View Middle School South’s iPad distribution schedule

Parents/Guardians of students in grades 6-8 can prepare for student device use/pick up by reviewing and completing their protection plan and device agreements via the MySchoolBucks system. Cash and paper transactions are discouraged and the processing of device agreements and protection plans will not be able to take place on the day of distribution. All agreements and the device protection plan selection must be submitted online via the MySchoolBucks Technology Store in order for the device to be distributed to the student. Questions about the middle school distribution date/time or process see the FAQ section below, then if you have additional questions, please contact your child’s school. Questions regarding the protection plan options, contact the Office of Innovation and Digital Learning at diglearningtech@howell.k12.nj.us or 732-751-2480. 

ENGLISH

SPANISH - Español

RUSSIAN - Ру́сский

Device Protection Plans

Planes de protección de dispositivos

Планы защиты устройства

Digital Learner Handbook Agreements

Acuerdos del manual del alumno digital

Соглашения о Digital Learner Handbook

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I send my child in with a device?

A: We are not a bring your own device district and cannot support a personal device or install district owned applications/licenses on personal equipment. Only district owned devices can be utilized in school.

Q: Do the agreements and a protection plan need to be processed each school year?

A: Yes. Device protection plans and the payment is based on a full school year of coverage. New agreements and a new plan need to be processed each school year.  

 

Q: Can students in grades K-5 pick up their assigned device prior to the start of school?

A: This year, devices for students in grades K-5 are not being distributed prior to the start of the school year. Students in K-2 will not be taking home devices unless there is a need and students in 3-5 will be assigned their device to take to/from school in their classroom during the initial days of school. 

Q: Why do students in grades 6-8 have to pick up their assigned device prior to the start of school?

A: Due to how the middle school schedule is structured (i.e. changing of classes/classrooms throughout the day after homeroom), there is not ample time to distribute a device to all the middle school students within the allotted homeroom time frame.  

Q: Can my middle school student pick up the device with their grandparent, an older sibling, or a neighbor?

A: Yes. Just make sure you process the agreements and protection plan via MySchoolBucks.

Q: We are away the day that my middle school student is scheduled to pick up their device, what should we do?

A: Depending upon how many middle school students do not pick up their device on August 30th, your student will then receive their device during the first few days of school. It is best to have them pick up their device on the 30th.

Q: We cannot make the timeframe that my middle school student is assigned to pick up their device. Can we come earlier or later in the day?

A: Yes. You can select a timeframe for a different grade level/team based on how the school will be distributing.

Q: Can my middle school student pick up their device at any school?

A: Our devices are inventoried for each school; therefore, middle school students must pick up at their attending school.