Technology

South Western School District provides a robust network to meet the technology needs of all stakeholders.

The Technology Department is responsible for the acquisition, installation and management of all forms of technology throughout the district, including hardware, software, networking, telecommunications, and security. The department consists of a director, network systems specialist, and three full time and one part time technicians.

Wireless access is available throughout every district building as well as our building to building connection. Teachers and Administrators have a district-owned laptop and all office personnel have desktop systems. Students in grades K - 12 have district issued Chromebooks. Students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 4 have classroom carts of Chromebooks.

All instructional areas are equipped with data projectors and interactive white board technology. Document cameras are available in all elementary classrooms. 3-D printers are available in all buildings for learner and staff use.

The District uses Sapphire Software for our Student Information System and CSIU for the district Financial Software. Our Learning Management System is provided by Canvas and Google G Suite is used for email and document collaboration.

Protection Plan

South Western School District recognizes that with the distribution of Chromebooks to support customized learning and increased access to learning opportunities, the priority is to protect the investment by both the District and the Student/Parent/Guardian. We encourage all families to consider purchasing the Optional Protection Plan.

An optional non-refundable one-school-year protection plan is available for district-owned Chromebooks. The per school year Optional Protection Plan costs $30 for families with one student, $50 for families with two students and $60 for families with three or more students assigned a Chromebook. The plan will cover any repair totaling less than $30.00. The plan will also cover the first incident per student per school year over $30.00 including parts and repairs due to accidental damage. Please note: theft, loss, replacement charging bricks, cords and cases are not covered through this plan. Unpaid STUDENT account balances that are 30 or more days past due may result in a loss of school privileges for the STUDENT.

Students will be responsible for the entire cost of replacement or repair for district-owned Chromebooks damaged through active or reckless misuse, abuse, or intentional damage. The estimated replacement cost for a Chromebook for the 2021-2022 School Year is $284.00. The Optional Protection Plan begins on August 24, 2021 and ends on July 31, 2022. The deadline for purchasing the Protection Plan is September 30, 2021. Students enrolled after September 30, 2021 must purchase the Protection Plan within 14 days of the enrollment date.

When considering if purchasing the Optional Protection Plan is right for your students; during the previous School Year the average repair cost was approximately $90.00. We only charge for parts that are being replaced, we do not charge any labor costs for the repair.

How to Enroll
You can enroll in the Protection Plan online with RevTrak or fill out the paper form and send it to the District Office. The link for the paper form is in the Document section - Student Device,  at the bottom of this page.

Initial Laptop Training


 

ThinkPad Chromebook

Chromebook

Outside Features and Initial Login of Chromebook

Outside Features and Initial Login of Chromebook

Hotkeys for Chromebooks

Hotkeys for Chromebooks

Profile Image & Background

Profile Image & Background

Adding & Deleting Icons on the Shelf

Adding & Deleting Icons on the Shelf


Documents

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