Having seen this and that there isn't a statement, I'm going to discuss this with admin next year and suggest that we come up with something, or at least find out why there isn't one. My school is pretty on top of these things, so I do wonder if there isn't one intentionally. Am looking forward to finding out.
HARVEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
“Where success is expected”
Dear 6th Grade Parents,
Harvest Middle School is proud to announce the integration of personal electronic devices in sixth grade classrooms this spring. This will complement and enhance our academic program and instruction. In the past, the use of computing devices not owned by the school district has been forbidden during the school day. Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) and Harvest Middle School recognize the need to allow students to utilize their own technology to enhance their educational experience at school. This exciting change to our instructional program in 6th grade will better provide students a 21st Century learning experience and prepare them for the demands of high school and beyond.
The purpose of this letter is to give you information and the supporting documentation required by NVUSD for your child to participate in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program at Harvest Middle School. All students who wish to bring their own device to school will need to complete and return the following forms to the HMS Office by March 19, 2014:
! HMS Student Personal Device Acknowledgement Form ! K-8 Technology Use & Consent Form
Students are encouraged to bring their own devices to school. NVUSD Bring Your Own Device Program Hardware Recommendations are included in this packet. The move to students bringing their own devices to school reduces the reliance on desktop systems and portable laptop/netbook labs at the school. These will continue to be available to students who do not participate in BYOD. Students should not start bringing their devices to school until instructed by their teachers, which is targeted to be the beginning of April.
With a change of this level, there are many questions that need to be answered. If you missed the parent presentation on Monday, March 10, the PowerPoint presentation is posted on the HMS Website. Also, an additional resource for all parents is the NVUSD Bring Your Own Device Parent Handbook (with FAQ’s included).
HMS Administration & 6th Grade Teachers"