Dear Parents and Guardians,
During the pandemic, schools throughout the country were provided funding to help in areas of need to allow educators to continue to provide instruction to students. Crook County School District identified a need to use the funds for additional Chromebooks so every student would have a device should the need arise to switch to remote learning. Due to the large demand for devices, the district just recently received their order. The district wanted to communicate this information directly to you as a parent or guardian before your child possibly comes home sharing they just got their very own device at school.
In the upcoming weeks, the technology department will begin deploying the Chromebooks to each building to allow each student to have their own device at school. For the remainder of this school year the devices will remain on campuses while teachers and students work with the logistics of the new environment with each student having a device available. It is our hope this will provide a smooth transition moving forward for enhancing student learning with these new devices.
It is also the district’s belief that our best opportunity for educating children is with educators in front of students in the classroom. Computers, iPads, and Chromebooks are all valuable tools and great resources, but they cannot replace a teacher. We will continue to educate much as we have in the past with access to additional devices for students to support their learning. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.
Mark Broderson, Superintendent
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