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Devices: Taking Devices Home

All students in Grades 1-12 have the opportunity to use a BCPS device at school for learning. Students in Grades 6-12 should take their BCPS issued device home*. Students at the secondary level will be issued a device, charging cord, and carrying case within the first week of school. 

In the past, parents and guardians were asked to complete the Student Device Loan and Use Agreement in order for their child to receive a device. This is no longer necessary as this form has been discontinued.

  • Based on feedback obtained during the 2018-2019 school year from middle school teachers, students, administrators, and parents, it is understood that some parents/guardians may not want their student to travel between home and school with the device, or they may already have access to appropriate technology at home.  In these cases, parents/guardians of secondary students have two options:
  • Middle School: Parents/guardians may obtain from the school the Student Device Loan and Home Use Opt-Out Form.  By signing this document and returning it to the school, parents/guardians are designating their student as a “day user” and the school will store the device during non-school hours.
  • High School:  Parents or guardians can contact the school administration to discuss becoming a “day user”.

Unless a parent/guardian specifically chooses to opt-out, students will be issued a device and will be expected to comply with the responsibilities outlined in the Student Handbook


Growing Up Digital

Our award-winning Growing Up Digital website provides a wealth of resources for students and parents about safe and responsible use of technology. We describe what we are doing, as well as suggestions for students and parents in these categories: privacy, security, online relationships, cyberbullying, digital footprint, digital citizenship, student data, copyright, and healthy balance.

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443-809-4554

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

Darryl L. Williams, Ed.D.
Superintendent

E-mail Dr. Williams

Follow @BCPS_Sup

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