Rose Hollow School BYOD Initiative

Building the framework for success!

We've Got Work To Do...

Rose Hollow School is dedicated to meeting our challenges head-on and providing every student the opportunity to thrive and be successful in their learning journey. We are making great strides in mathematics, but still face difficulties in reading. You know as well as I do, that there is nothing that our students can't do! That is why the faculty and staff at RHS want to introduce you to our new initiative...something that we believe will revolutionize learning and benefit all involved.

Our Challenges...

  • Sixth Grade Reading Scores for the 2014-2015 School Year: 65%
  • Seventh Grade Reading Scorres for the 2014-2015 School Year: 71%
  • K-5 Reading Assessments show a similar trend
  • 8th Graders are lacking in overall reading and writing skills at the high school level


BYOD in a nutshell:

  • Who: All students will have equitable and reliable access to technology through the use of their own devices or devices checked out through the school library.
  • What: Students will be encouraged to bring their own devices to use in school on a daily basis through a variety of lessons and activities provided by the classroom teacher, school librarian and other resources teachers.
  • When: Ideally, we would like the students to have daily access to their own devices throughout the instructional day (Monday-Friday). If your child does not have adequate access to their own device, the school will have devices available to use.
  • Where: Rose Hollow School has reliable wireless and direct internet access in a safe learning environment.
  • Why: The BYOD initiative would enable our students to have access to a variety of apps, ebooks and other online resources that would enrich daily instruction. It is our firm belief that students who are able to explore, discover, and see relevance in their learning, are more likely to grow into successful, thriving learners. We want to foster and facilitate an environment where intrinsic motivation to learn is a life-long habit.
  • How: It takes a village...we are dedicated to working with parents, families, and community stakeholders to make the BYOD Initiative a success and an avenue to brighter futures for our children!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there safety precautions in place to protect my child?

  • Yes, RHS implemented a team of teachers, staff, and parents to build a comprehensive internet policy. This policy is available now electronically on our school's website and will be outlined in the Student Code of Conduct for the 2015-2016 school year. In addition to the updated internet policy, RHS will continue to use an internet filter to prevent access to inappropriate content online.

What are the costs associated with the BYOD initiative?

  • RHS has worked tirelessly to ensure that our families would have NO costs attached to this initiative. We have been able to secure funding through a variety of grants and fundraisers for the 2015-2016 school year. You may see throughout the year, other fundraising opportuntities that you can help us with to keep funding secured for the next school year.

How is this going to help my child to be a better student?

  • By allowing our students to bring their own devices to school, we will be able to incorporate a wide variety of learning opportunities for our students. This is especially true with regards to reading and writing. We want our students to find and create their own way of learning and develop an intrinsic motivation to learn for the sake of learning. We want our students to explore and discover things that interest them, so that they will want to learn more about it. We believe that when students can find relevance in their daily learning, they are more likely to be successful. We believe the BYOD Initiative will enable us to foster just such an environment and help our students to become fluent readers and critical thinkers.
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Before you leave...

Here's your exit ticket for the evening:

We believe that everyone should have equitable access to technology and that parents should not feel forced to purchase all of the bells and whistles to get use out of their devices. We are tasking each and every student here at Rose Hollow School to get a public library card to the Rose Hollow County Public Library. We have provided applications at the back of the auditorium for you to either fill out before you leave tonight or take home, fill out, and return with your child(ren). Furthermore, we are asking for your permission to store their public library card numbers in the school library, so that your child can access the 1,000s of online resources right here at school. In order for the BYOD Initiative to be a success, we know that the learning cannot stop here! We have partnered with our public library and they are ready with welcome arms to extend the learning in a safe environment!

We hope that you will take the time to fill out the application for your child and look forward to working with each and every one of you on this new and exciting initiative!