Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2020-2021 Chromebook Program Open

The Bedford District is asking parents of students currently in grades 6 and any new students entering grades 7 thru 12 to select an option for your student to participate in the District’s Chromebook 1-to-1 Program. We believe this program is a tremendous opportunity for our students and teachers to improve teaching and learning.

Our Chromebook 1-to-1 Website has detailed information for parents regarding the program and we encourage parents to review the 1-to-1 Program and Parent Resources section.
Parents are asked to purchase a Chromebook device for their student choosing one of the following options:
  • Purchase a Chromebook on your own
  • Purchase a Chromebook directly from the district with a one-time payment (two model options are offered this year - accidental breakage/theft insurance and a case are included) 

For families that do not opt into the Chromebook 1-to-1 Program, a loaner will be provided to the student during the school day. The loaner must be checked in and out daily and will not be allowed to leave the school.

For parents of existing 6th graders, click on this link to select the option for your student to participate in this program. We are asking that parents submit their selection for their child by June 9th, 2020 so that we can secure the best pricing and plan for purchasing and deployment.

If you are a parent of a student in grades 8-12 in the 20-21 school year, please use this form to place an order for a chromebook replacement. Insurance information will be coming soon for parents of students who have existing chromebooks who want to renew their yearly insurance. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2019-2020 Chromebook Payment/Distribution Info


Chromebook devices have been ordered and are expected to arrive soon. Upon arrival, we will inventory, assign and configure the devices and enroll them into our Chromebook Management System. This will enable us to have your student’s device ready to go for the start of school. Devices will be available for pickup on August 12th-13th from 8:00am-4:00pm in the Bedford High School Media Center. If you are unable to pick up the device at that time, there will be alternate days posted at a later time. Payment must be made in full prior to the pickup of the Chromebook device. We encourage families to pay in advance to expedite the pickup process.

Payment options:

Check
All checks should be made out to the Bedford School District. Please include your student’s name and ID number on the check.  The cost of the 100e device is $230 (insurance included) and the cost of the 300e device is $277.
One check for multiple student purchases is also acceptable.

Credit Card
The District uses the “Send Money to School” (
http://www.sendmoneytoschool.com) service for credit card purchases. This is the same service that is used to deposit money into your student’s lunch account. To pay via credit card, log into your sendmoneytoschool.com account, click on the School Store and then click on the Chromebook Store to select your purchase option. Click here for the instructions on how to pay for the Chromebook via credit card. There is a $2.00 transaction fee to pay by credit card.

Cash
Cash will be accepted on the day of pickup of the Chromebook.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019-2020 Chromebook Program Selection Open

The Bedford District is asking parents of students currently in grades 6 and any new students entering grades 7 thru 12 to select an option for your student to participate in the District’s Chromebook 1-to-1 Program. We believe this program is a tremendous opportunity for our students and teachers to improve teaching and learning.
Our Chromebook 1-to-1 Website has detailed information for parents regarding the program and we encourage parents to review the 1-to-1 Program and Parent Resources section.
Parents are asked to purchase a Chromebook device for their student choosing one of the following options:
  • Purchase a Chromebook on your own,
  • Purchase a Chromebook directly from the district with a one-time payment (two model options are offered this year - accidental breakage/theft insurance included)
For families that do not opt into the Chromebook 1-to-1 Program, a loaner will be provided to the student during the school day.  The loaner must be checked in and out daily and will not be allowed to leave the school.

Please click on this link to select the option for your student to participate in this program. We are asking that parents submit their selection for their child by June 5th, 2019 so that we can secure the best pricing and plan for purchasing and deployment.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Urgent Update for Chromebook Purchases of 300e Touchscreen Model


We recently received notification that the School District’s shipment of the Lenovo 300e Touchscreen Chromebooks has been significantly delayed. This is the model that you ordered for your student through the district. This delay is a result of the manufacturer, Lenovo, not properly projecting the demand for this model. We have worked diligently with our vendors to resolve this issue.  We are anticipating that the devices will not arrive before school begins but will arrive in mid to late September.

In order to temporarily rectify the situation, a district loaner Chromebook device will be assigned to your student to use for their school work if you do not already have a working chromebook device. Once the Lenovo 300e devices have been received, we will communicate more details regarding the distribution. We apologize for this inconvenience as we understand that many parents have already submitted payment for the device. If you decide that you do not want to wait for the arrival of the device you ordered and choose to purchase a device elsewhere, we will cancel your order. However, we urge parents to wait for the arrival of the devices so that you can still be eligible for the accidental breakage and theft insurance available with the purchase of the device through the district.

Sincerely,

Terry Bullard
Director of Technology
Bedford School District

Edward Joyce                                    
Principal                               
Ross A Lurgio School   

Donna Dennis                        
RAL Technology Integrator  
Ross A Lurgio School           

Craig Sheil                  
BHS Technology Integrator  
Bedford High School