Chromebooks are coming!
All students will have access to Chromebooks beginning later this fall to use at home or school. The new devices are part of a 1:1 initiative funded by the recently approved technology levy. Chromebooks are expected to arrive in October or November and will be issued to students in grades 6-12. Students in grades 2-5 will have access to Chromebooks within their classrooms and to use at home as needed. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will have iPads to use in their classrooms.
The goal of the 1:1 initiative is to increase students’ communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. The technology will be used to support learning as appropriate, and students will still use traditional textbooks, reading books, and other physical classroom materials. Learn more about 1:1 technology
You will receive more information from your child’s school this fall on how and when Chromebooks will be distributed to students.
Did You Know?
Our new technology levy will also equip classrooms with audio and visual equipment to support instruction, provide additional technology staffing to support students and teachers, ensure teachers and staff have reliable devices, and increase information system security to keep up with growing cyber threats.
In Other News
A calendar has been approved for the 2023-2024 school year.
Students are returning to classrooms this week by car, bus, bike and feet! Please be extra careful as you drive through neighborhoods or near schools and watch out for our kids.
Students from Stillwater Area Public Schools, including a number of teens from the local Somali community, took part in StoryArk camps this summer.
The district’s new superintendent, Dr. Mike Funk, took to the stage at Pony Stadium for the districtwide kickoff event.
In the midst of a very busy week of preparing classrooms and getting familiar with new processes, district staff took an hour to re-connect, re-charge and breathe.
As students return to school, school safety is a top concern.
As the new school year begins this fall, transportation to and from school will be restored to our pre-pandemic levels.
The federal government has ended its free meals program, but free and reduced price meals will still be provided to families who need help covering the cost.