In May 2017, a $208 million bond program was approved by voters living in Carroll ISD. The technology portion of the bond included providing a device to students so that each has a chance to explore new learning methods and personalize their educational experience. Carroll ISD’s goal is to encourage students to be innovative and think creatively.
Beginning in August, students in grades 7-12 can pick up their computer at their campus. CISD students in grade 7-12 will receive a Dell 3380 laptop computer. The laptop has been specifically configured to meet the instructional needs of secondary student’s classes and will include internet filtering for use both at school and home. The students will also receive a charging cable and a protective sleeve for storing their laptop.
The Carroll ISD Technology Department will be on your child’s campus holding device pick-up meeting and distributing the student devices. Students in grades 7-10 must have a parent or guardian present to pick up a device. Device Pick-up meetings will be held one day for each grade level at each campus (see table below).
|August 13||1-3 or 5-7 pm||CSH||Seniors|
|August 14||1-3 or 5-7 pm||CSH||Juniors|
|August 15||1-3 or 5-7 pm||CHS||Sophomores|
|August 16||1-3 or 5-7 pm||CHS||Freshmen|
|August 27||5-7 pm||DMS||7th Grade|
|August 28||5-7 pm||DMS||8th Grade|
|August 30||5-7 pm||CMS||8th Grade|
|September 5||5-7 pm||CMS||7th Grade|
Before a student can be issued their device the parents and students must sign the Acceptable Use Policy, sign the Student Device Agreement, complete a Parent Orientation and pay the $45 annual device fee (free to those who qualify for free and reduced lunches). These different steps can be completed online through the Annual Student Verification process or completed in person at the student’s campus device pick-up meeting. Those who are able to complete the previously mentioned items online prior to their campus meeting will be able to skip several stations and advance to the device station with a fast pass. Those who have not completed online enrollment should plan for the device deployment process to take a little longer.
The Carroll ISD Technology Department will have staff on hand at each of the campus meetings to assist the students with questions pertaining to their new device. Students will have the opportunity to work with technicians to troubleshoot any issues that may come up.
For more information on the Digital Dragons Program and the device rollout plan, visit www.southlakecarroll.edu/digitaldragons.