Dear Parents and Families,
In preparation for the second year of our Bring Your Own Chromebook (BYOC) program, we are holding a parent information night for incoming 5th and 7th graders. The event will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30pm at the District Office.
Full information about the program is now posted on the District Website, lcusd.net. Navigate to Resources and Offices, Technology, Chromebook Program for Grades 5-8. If you are unable to make it to the parent night, please visit the website to learn about the program.
There you’ll find frequently asked questions, a short video explaining the instructional rationale of the program, purchasing options, and how to request a Chromebook if you are unable participate financially.
Our overarching ideas about the program are that we want to provide a guided opportunity for our students to engage responsibly in the digital world that they have been born into, we want them to gain the deep understanding of using technology as tool, and we want them learn to be problem seeking, innovative critical thinkers able to engage with the curriculum in meaningful ways.
We believe this program offers significant value when paired with an instructional plan, but also to help formally teach students how to use technology for educational purposes in a safe environment. Now is the time to let our students make mistakes and learn about using tech when the stakes are much lower than college and the workforce.
This program only works for our district with your help. The cost of sustaining a program where each student has a device is not feasible long term with the fluctuation of school funding. Like Manhattan Beach, we are choosing the Bring Your Own Chromebook model where if the majority of parents participate, the District can cover the small gap.
Please visit the district website to review the program. If you have any questions, please email me.
Thank you for all you do to make our schools great!
LCUSD Technology Office