BPS Parent News for 1:1 Students

Info for CURRENT 1st thru 11th gr families for 2023-24

End of Year Chromebook & Charger Collection

Chromebooks, cases, and chargers will be collected from students following a time schedule established by each school. The dates for your child's chromebook return is currently listed on the wallpaper of their chromebook.

Damaged or unreturned chargers or damaged cases will incur a replacement fee which will be billed in the fee section of the Infinite Campus parent portal and available to pay in Revtrak.

Students have been instructed to complete a helpdesk ticket prior to turning in their Chromebook to report any damages or problems so it can be addressed over the summer. Students who do not report Chromebook problems or damages prior to leaving for the summer will receive their Chromebook back in the fall as is.

2023-24 Chromebook Insurance for 2nd - 12th grade

For the 2023-24 school year, insurance coverage on Chromebooks will remain the same at $21 per device. Students in 2nd through 12th grade will take their chromebook home daily. Insurance is required for students to take chromebooks off campus.

The $21 premium covers damages to a student's Chromebook for the entire school year. Vandalism and/or repeated negligence of care is not accidental therefore, is not covered by insurance. Repair costs will be assessed for damages caused by vandalism or negligence.

Families that have 3 or more students in the 1:1 program will have insurance capped at $63. Insurance must be paid for students to take devices home. Chromebook insurance will be available to purchase through RevTrak at the beginning of August. All student chromebook insurance for a family with more than 3 students needs to be done in the same transaction for discount to apply. Families experiencing hardship circumstances may contact the building principal to discuss financial assistance.

Optional Protective Chromebook Messenger Bag Available

We are offering for purchase a messenger style bag seen in the picture. The District will continue to provide the impact resistant, plastic clam shell case that stays on Chromebooks for all 1:1 students. This is a completely optional purchase and is being offered as a convenience for families.

These high quality messenger bags with rigid, padded walls and corners made by Vivacity are available at the low discounted rate of $14.50. We are taking prepaid orders now via the new online payment portal RevTrak.

The bag will be available to pick up at the same time your child picks up their chromebook in the fall for all orders placed by June 30th. Bags will be available to purchase in August but students will have to wait until mid to late September to receive their bag after the fall order is received.

Chromebook Distribution for 2023-24

Information requiring parent permission and insurance payments will be available online at RevTrak for parents to access and complete digitally at the beginning of August.

High School students will pick up their Chromebooks on their designated day during high school registration during the week of August 21.

Junior High students will pick up their Chromebooks during BJHS Roundup scheduled for August 22, 23, and 24. The JHS will be sending a specific schedule to parents.

Grades 2-5 students will pick up their Chromebooks during scheduled times during school hours the week of Sept. 11th.

Summer Access for Students to Google Drive and Gmail

All students will have access to their Mybedford Google drive account during the summer. However, as we have done in the past, email for students currently in 4th grade and under will be turned off on June 7 and will be reopened at the beginning of the new school year. Email access for students currently in grades 5-11 will remain on so it can be utilized to communicate with students who are participating in summer coursework or activities.

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