MPS Technology Return Procedures

June 11, 2021

Dear Maynard families,


Thank you for your support and flexibility as we have worked throughout the pandemic to provide technology to support teaching and learning. As we approach the end of the school year, we have some important information and requests.

End of Year Return of Chromebooks and Other Equipment

In-person students

Each school will be collecting all MPS technology from students on Wednesday (6/16) and Thursday (6/17) this coming week. Given the way technology was distributed in Spring of 2020, we need to get EVERYTHING back from students for cataloging and cleaning.


Students that need a device for the Summer will definitely receive one if one is requested but we need ALL devices back from students.


Please have your child bring in:

  • ALL MPS laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, or hotspots assigned to the student
  • ALL power adapters provided by MPS
  • ALL loaner devices or loaner power adapters that you have not yet returned

Remote students and others

Remote-only students from any school and families who still have technology can drive by Fowler to drop off technology. In addition, we will pick up from homes if a family does not have transportation to school.


Drive-by drop off of technology will occur on the following days/times:

Friday, June 18 from 9-11 am

Monday, June 21 from 9-11 am


At these times, we will collect:

  • ALL MPS laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, or hotspots assigned to the student that were not returned already
  • ALL extra power adapters provided by MPS

  • ALL loaner devices or loaner power adapters that you have not yet returned

  • Please do NOT give the tech team any musical instruments, textbooks, calculators, etc. - those are not part of this technology return.

If a family requires equipment to be picked up due to transportation challenges or if a student is involved in summer learning activities and requires the use of a Chromebook or hotspot after the end of the school year, please contact Adam Steiner, Technology Director at asteiner@maynard.k12.ma.us

Expired Chromebooks for Purchase

We have a number of older Acer and Dell Chromebooks that are "expiring" this summer and are available for purchase from the district for $30 each. These devices still work but the district license for them has expired so they will not be supported, monitored, or updated by Maynard Public Schools.


If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these devices for home use, please have your child bring a check for $30 per Chromebook made out to Maynard Public Schools to a school technology office or contact Adam Steiner, Technology Director at asteiner@maynard.k12.ma.us

Adam Steiner

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Adam Steiner, PhD

Director of Technology

Maynard Public Schools

asteiner@maynard.k12.ma.us

(978) 897-6700 x4162


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