Senior Laptop Collection Information

Senior Laptop Collection Information

(last updated 04/23/2018)

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Arlington Public Schools has provided you with technological resources to support your learning both inside and outside of the classroom while enrolled in the district. As we approach graduation day, the Department of Information Services will be collecting devices and other technological resources that have been assigned to all students currently enrolled in the 12th grade. You are required to turn in any technological device (MacBook Air and charger, wireless hot spot, etc.) that was loaned to you while enrolled in Arlington Public Schools.

Timeline

May 1-May 18, 2018

Official Laptop Turn-In Period

Students can turn all technological resources assigned to them during this period. NOTE: When turning in your MacBook, you MUST turn in your charger as well. You may turn in your technological resources at any time before school, during all lunch periods, or after school (before 3:30 PM).

May 18, 2018, 3:01 PM The names of students who have not turned in all technological resources assigned to them will be added to the Senior Obligation list. Additionally, any MacBooks not turned in by this date will be locked by the Information Services Department.
May 21-May 29, 2018

Late Laptop Turn-In Period

During this time, Ms. Stokes-Beverley will contact families of students that have not turned in technological resources during the Official Turn-In Period. Laptops may also be collected during unscheduled class visits and via passes sent to Warriors Period teachers. NOTE: The Department of Information Services may submit the serial numbers to all devices not turned in to the Arlington County Police Department.

Consequences

If you do not turn in all technological resources assigned to you, you may not be able to participate in Senior end-of-year activities such as the Senior Picnic, or the school prom.

Preparing Your MacBook for Turn-In

  1. Save all of your files and work to an external device, such as a flash drive. Save everything that is saved directly on your computer, everything in your Google Drive, everything saved in OneDrive (Office 365), and on any Arlington Public Schools network drive. Once you have saved your work, sign out of iCloud if you are signed in.
  2. Remove your protective cover from your device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should I turn in my computer if I’ll be attending summer school?

A: Yes. Please turn in your computer, charger, and any other technological resources that were assigned to you. Ms. Stokes-Beverley will re-issue a computer, charger, and other needed technological resources to you when you begin summer school.

Q: Can I turn in my MacBook early?

A: Yes, if you are eligible to do so. See Ms. Stokes-Beverley for more information and instructions.

Q: After I turn in my school-issued MacBook, may I bring in a laptop from home to use while at school?

A: Yes, you may bring in your own laptop to use for the remainder of the school year. We will also have loaners available for those who may need a device to use while at school. Please note that the loaners are only for in-school use, and may not be taken home.

Q: My Senior Project presentation is scheduled to occur AFTER the regular window closes. What should I do?

A: Ms. Labella is making a list of all students who will need access to a device after May 18, 2018 due to Senior Project presentations. Please feel free to speak with her or see Ms. Stokes-Beverley for more information.

Q: Is there a handout that shows me how to prepare my MacBook for turn in?

A: Yes. You will receive the handout in your class during the week of April 23, 2018. The handout is also available online.