School Readiness Days: 2018-2019

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

School Readiness Make-up Day, August 9, 2018

Forms that should be turned in:

Items that will be checked out:

Items that can be purchased:  (Can pay for these beforehand on SchoolPay)

Fees will be in Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVUE for ALL students enrolled at LSW beginning on July 26. There are two options to make payments:

1.  Online via Credit Card

2.  On-site via Cash or Check (Prepare for longer wait times during School Readiness Days on July 31, Aug. 1 & Aug. 9.

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Southwest Parent(s)/Guardians:

Students at Southwest will once again be using Chromebooks to support their learning this year. Returning students will retrieve their returned Chromebook during the first week of the 2018-19 school year and newly enrolled students, including incoming freshman, will receive a Chromebook during School Readiness days on July 31, August 1, and August 9. This message contains important updates and information regarding the Parental Acknowledgement (PA), the Student Responsible Use Agreement (RUA) and the Chromebook Assurance Program (CAP).

Parental Acknowledgement (PA):  A signed PA must be on file for each student in order for them to use approved LPS Instructional Technology Tools including Chromebooks.

RETURNING STUDENTS (students who attended Southwest during 2017-18):  Signatures from the 2017-18 school year will be honored if an RUA is already on file. School administration will contact parents/guardians of students who are still in need of a signed PA.

NEW STUDENTS (Incoming Freshmen and newly enrolled students) A PA will be mailed home with census forms later in July. It must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned during School Readiness days on the appropriate date. If misplaced, a copy to print at home can be found here: lps.org/go/OVB5. Additional copies will also be available during School Readiness days.

Responsible Use Agreement (RUA):  Students are not required to sign a document to retrieve/receive a Chromebook, but should become familiar with the RUA found at lps.org/go/RUA. By signing into a Chromebook, students agree to the terms of the LPS Responsible Use Agreement.

Chromebook Assurance Program (CAP):  To protect students and families from full financial responsibility for device repairs and/or replacement, LPS offers an optional Chromebook Assurance Program. The premium for participation in the program is $20.00 annually ($10.00 for students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch Program). More details about the program, including a schedule of repairs and fines, can be found atlps.org/go/CAP.

While participation is optional, the premium will be reflected as a fee in Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVUE for ALL students enrolled at LSW beginning on July 26.  If you choose not to participate in the program, the fee can be ignored (it will eventually be removed automatically).