Frequently Asked Questions
All Students have the Lenovo Yoga 11e. The dimensions for this device are 0.8” height, 11.3” width, and 8” depth. Click here to learn more about the Lenovo Yoga 11e.
Students are expected to bring their fully charged device to school every single day. If a student does not bring the device, the teacher may direct the student to do an alternate assignment. If a student forgets to charge their device, there will be charging areas so they can charge devices during the school day.
If students charge the device fully before school each day as they are expected to do, the battery will last throughout the entire day. Remember that the use of technology in the classroom will be determined by the instructor, not the student. Students will not be using their devices in every class every day, or for the entire period in classes where they are asked to do so. For this reason, the number of hours a student has their device turned on will be less than the number of hours they are in school on a given day. If the device battery dies during the school day, there will be charging areas so they can charge devices during the school day.
All students are provided with lockers and combination padlocks to prevent theft. Students should not give their locker combinations out nor leave their devices unattended. Devices should not be left in lockers over nights and weekends.
The $40.00 device maintenance fee charged to secondary school students is for maintaining the device and covering accidental damage and day-to-day wear. The maintenance fee does not cover theft or loss. If you would like to add additional protection to the device, you may choose a policy through one of our insurance partners.
Click here for more information about the Protection Plan. Please direct any additional questions to your child’s school.
A case is provided by the district for all High School devices. Backpacks are provided for grades 5-8. The case or backpack will remain with the student while they are at the school.. Please remember that devices are to be kept in the cases at all times. The case is referred to as an “Always On” case because the device can be used while in the case. Students will be responsible for lost or misplaced cases.
Backpacks are for use in transporting and protecting devices from home to class and from class to class.
The schools will have a small bank of loaner machines available to students in the event that this occurs. Students should report all technical questions/problems to their classroom teachers, who will then direct them, at an appropriate time, to the Computer Repair Depot in their building.
Check out the Windows 10 Basics page to access resources and links to help you learn how to get started with your device. On this page you can find the QuickStart guide that is linked off the Digital Conversion website.
How do I connect the device to a home network?
Here are device-specific instructions on connecting to a home network: Connecting your device to a network
To print at home, your printer must have a USB cable or network connection. Here are instructions on connecting your home printer to your device.
Printing at school is available in the Library Media Center and other areas and classrooms determined by curriculum.
Students are still able to do some of their schoolwork without an internet connection by accessing offline digital content (check with your teacher for the specifics of using offline content), but many assignments and resources do require the internet. If you are interested in obtaining affordable internet service at home, please check to see if you are eligible for Comcast's Internet Essentials program or the Century Link Internet Basics program. Click here for information.
Yes. All school issued devices have an agent installed that communicates with the WCSD filtering system when they are off campus. Just as is the case now, students will have to read and comply with the WCSD Acceptable Use Policy prior to receiving their computers and will be expected to use them responsibly at school and home.
When in district, the district’s computer network is filtered for inappropriate content. The same filters apply to the devices when taken home. Parents may request information about their student’s online behavior both on and off campus if they are concerned about inappropriate behavior. Parents can install parental controls on their own home networks, but they should be mindful that they will not be allowed to install software on the district computers. Many times the installation of proxy servers, content blockers, and other parental control software packages have unintended consequences. They can slow or block legitimate programs that the students may need to access school software.
In the same way that they are now. Infractions of the Acceptable Use Policy are considered a discipline violation and handled accordingly on a case by case basis through the Administration at each school.
Most tech-related behavior violations are equivalent to “traditional” classroom violations:
o Leaving your device at home is equivalent to leaving your textbook or school supplies at home.
o Cutting and pasting without citing sources or putting it into your own words is equivalent to plagiarism.
o Cyber-bullying is equivalent to bullying or harassment.
o Damaging or defacing the device, charger, or case is equivalent to vandalism or property damage.
The discipline policies at each school encompass the digital device environment. Please reference the materials specific to each school or contact the school directly for more information.
No. Faculty and staff will not have access to the webcam of the device at your home.
All WCSD students have a login account that is accessed by using their WCSD username and password. We encourage all parents to know their child's account login information, so please obtain and record this information from your child. You may get this through the school.
Many of the programs that students use during their school day have Observer accounts that parents can sign up for. These Observer accounts allow parents the ability to watch and track their student as they progress through the school year. The Student Information System also has a parent account that we urge you to use for checking your child’s daily progress.
Students only have access for installing apps for school. Any installed apps will be approved by a teacher or the school.What should we do if my student’s device has been stolen?
The family must report a stolen device to the police and then turn in the police report to the school. Tracking measures will then be activated and the device rendered unusable. The family will be charged the replacement costs unless the parent has taken out the protection plan or the device is recovered.
The student should bring the device, charger and case to the school and will go through a checkout procedure for the device with the rest of their checkout process. We will make sure everything is in order and they will issue a returned receipt. Failure to bring the device back at the time of withdrawal may lead to a recovery process involving local authorities and asset recovery measures.
Students should report all technical questions/problems to their classroom teachers, who can then direct them, at an appropriate time, to the Computer Repair Depot, Technology Trainer, or Specialist in their building. Schools also have regularly scheduled hours after school for parents and students to get personalized help and instruction.