For the 2016-2017 school year, St. Francis High School will provide a school-issued Chromebook to every student to be used both at school and at home. This program best fits the needs of our students today, enhances the students’ overall learning and educational experiences, and supports students and faculty in the classroom.
St. Francis is continuing to provide the excellent education that has been a hallmark of the experience at St. Francis. This program will equip our students with the knowledge and 21st-century tools they will need not only today but throughout their future educational pursuits and careers. The Chromebook is a tool that will help advance learning and make the educational experience, in and out of the classroom, a more dynamic one.
Objectives of the Chromebook Program:
Achieve the 21st-century learning goals of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
Harness the power of Google Apps for Education
Provide educational resources including app-based note taking and organization
As stated in the Acceptable Use Policy, students are to not deface, write on, or add stickers to the device. There are to be no markings on the Chromebook itself. However, students are allowed to purchase plastic cases for the device. These cases can then be personalized by students.
Class of 2018, 2019 & 2020
The school recommends the iPearl mCover Hard Shell case designed specifically for the Acer Chromebook R11 from Amazon. Students may choose from an array of colors: Aqua, Black, Blue, Clear, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red.
Each Chromebook comes with a limited, one-year factory warranty. It covers the cost of repair for manufacturer defects, but cracked screens and damages due to accidents or abuse can incur repair costs up to the cost of the device. Families may want to consider third party insurance. The school has contracted with Worth Ave. Group for an insurance policy designed for St. Francis. The price for insurance is $28 per year, with no deductible. All policies for Fall semester must be purchased by August 19. To learn more about the policy, click here. To purchase a policy, click here.
St. Francis Catholic High School collects the data that your web browser passes on, such as generic connection information, Internet IP address, cookies and web-browser name and version. These items are recorded in our web server’s log files, which is common practice with all websites. We use the information contained within these logs to track the number of visitors to the website, analyze the performance of the website, and to track user preferences to ensure that we are publishing content that people need and want.
Any such data and any additional information that we gather via online forms, like contact information (i.e. email and/or mailing address), is only used internally. We may use such contact information to communicate with you, but we will not sell, rent or otherwise give any personal information you share with us to any third parties, except service providers who assist St. Francis Catholic High School in communicating with you. We may be required by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose the personal information you provide us or that we gather from your use of our website, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements.
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