Weatherford Independent School District

Reminder: No school for students November 20-24, 2017 (Thanksgiving week). School will resume on Monday, November 27.
Roos Go 1:World » Roos Go 1:World Frequently Asked Questions

Roos Go 1:World Frequently Asked Questions

Roos Go 1:World FAQs

What is a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are easy-to-use, individual laptops with a long battery life that operate on a Google cloud-based system. One Chromebook for each student enables students to collaborate on projects with other students, conduct research, complete homework and submit assignments electronically, at school or home. 

 

Which students are getting devices this year?

Students enrolled in:

7th Grade at Hall Middle School & Tison Middle School

 

When will my child receive the device?

Devices will be distributed on August 22, 2017 at Hall Middle School and August 24, 2017 at Tison Middle School. Watch your mail this summer for a reminder and exact times.

 

What is the cost of the device?

The device is the property of Weatherford ISD. To ensure a robust network and a safe learning environment for students, WISD will charge a  technology usage fee of $25 per student per year

*If this fee creates a financial hardship, parents may contact their student’s campus for options to assist with payment.

 

Do we need to purchase a case for the device?

Weatherford ISD does not provide a protective case for an issued device. The decision to purchase a protective case will be left up to the parent or guardian.

 

Should my student bring their device to school every day?

The devices will play an important role in each teacher’s daily lessons. Each student will need his/her own device to complete assignments and communicate with others. Therefore, students should bring their charged device to school each day.

 

Are there charging stations at the school?

Students are expected to come to school each day with a fully-charged device battery. A limited number of electrical outlets will be within reach and/or available during the school day to charge a low battery. 

 

Can my child use his/her own personal device instead of the district-provided device?

Students may choose to use their own personal device, provided this device is up to date and able to access the sites and tools necessary to actively participate in daily learning. The parent/guardian will need to sign the Acceptable Use Agreement and acknowledge the use of a personal device.