The excitement in the air at WAAS is tangible! The hallways are buzzing and the children are filled with questions.
By now, you have probably heard snippets from your children, or perhaps you saw our post on Facebook. The news that WAAS received a shipment of MacBook Airs is true!
The Board of Trustees, the Technology Committee, Señora Marsh and I have been working diligently to find permanent solutions for our technology needs. As a result, we are pleased to announce that we have purchased devices for every student at WAAS. If all goes as planned, each WAAS student will be assigned a MacBook Air very soon.
Our goal is for every student to use the MacBook Air for the duration of his/her time at WAAS. The student will be able to use it at school and at home; however, since it is a school owned device, it will be programmed for instructional purposes only. Señora Marsh, WAAS teachers and the Director will make that determination.
We understand that many parents have purchased laptops for students to use at WAAS. That will continue to work to your child’s advantage because your child may still need that device for programs that are restricted on the school device.
Once we have assigned a computer to your child, personal computers are not allowed in the building.
We are excited about the capabilities, opportunities and security that this new technology program entails. Please be sure to check the Manila Sign and Return Folder that is going home with your child this afternoon. Inside, you will find a Device User Agreement that MUST be signed and returned before your child is issued a device.
We are also pleased to let you know that there is an option available to insure the MacBook Air your child will be assigned. A flyer with the details about the insurance is in the envelope with the Device User Agreement. It is also attached here: Wilmington GPO Excel Flyer 2017 Spanish (2) and can be downloaded if you wish. The link to access the portal to enroll/purchase the insurance policy, can be found here. Please let Señora Marsh or Mrs. Upton know if you have any questions. Thank you!