May 7, 2018

One-to-One Device Collection Starts May 11

PIckerington student using his Chromebook

Students in grades 5-12 will start turning their Chromebooks and tablets in to the district on May 11. Here’s some key information parents and students must know to make this process as smooth as possible!

Preparing your device

Your child’s Chromebook or tablet must be charged on the collection dates listed below to allow for inspection by district staff. Be sure your student also brings any power cords and district-provided cases, along with the device itself. All juniors and seniors must remove their Apple ID and password from their devices.

Collection dates

All students who are absent on the scheduled days listed below must turn in their devices at their school’s media center on the first day they return to school. Students may not return devices before the days scheduled below.

High School Seniors (Both schools)

Seniors at both high schools will turn in devices on Friday, May 11.

Grades 9-11 (North)

This year’s freshmen through juniors will turn in devices Monday, May 21.

Grades 9-11 (Central)

This year’s freshmen through juniors will turn in devices Tuesday, May 22.

Junior High Schools

All devices must be turned in Thursday, May 17

Middle Schools

All devices must be turned in Wednesday, May 16

Fees for lost items

Families will be charged the fees below for the cost of devices and associated equipment that are not returned to the district. Those fees will be placed on students’ Infinite Campus accounts. Lost equipment is not covered under the district’s Technology Protection Plan. Seniors will not receive actual diplomas until all outstanding fees are paid.

  • Chromebook = $285
  • Chromebook power cord = $60
  • iPad = $285
  • iPad power cord = $45
  • iPad case = $35

Building Schedules and Device Repairs

Each building has created a schedule for device return days.

During their assigned times, students will bring their devices to the media center. Members of the Pickerington Schools Technology Department will inspect them for needed repairs, checking things such as whether keyboards function properly, WiFi connectivity, working trackpads/touch screens, functional ports, and physical damage. Any needed repairs will occur during the summer.

Students who have devices that need to be repaired will receive a statement of needed repairs. Needed repairs will be covered under the conditions of the district’s Technology Protection Plan, which parents had the option of purchasing last fall. Parents who did not purchase that insurance will be charged for those repairs, with costs billed to the student’s Infinite Campus account.

Questions?

Questions not answered above may be emailed to the Technology Department. Please provide at least one business day for a response.