Technology for Students

  • Technology Consent & Protection Plan Payment
  • Consent & Payment Instructions

Required Technology Consent Policy and Acknowledgements

  • In order for students to utilize District software or any technology resources (devices, digital textbooks, etc.), there are three actions that need to be completed at the beginning of each school year:

    1. A parent or guardian must provide consent for each student to use District software and resources

    2. A Parent/Guardian and each Student must agree to the Acceptable Use Policy

    3. Families must choose to enroll or decline participation in the Device Damage and Loss Protection Program  ($20 annual fee per student). The deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is 9/30/22.

    Please note: Click the Technology Consent & Payment Protection Plan Payment icon above to enter the Portal.  You will provide consent and agree to the policies within that Portal, whether you choose to participate in the Protection Program or not. There is not a separate Consent form to complete.  The first time you enter the Portal, you will need to set a password.  Please click the Consent & Payment Instructions icon above for step-by-step instructions.

    LOSD Resources

    Lake Oswego School District (LOSD) provides a vast array of technological resources to all students at all grade levels in keeping with current and established educational practices. These resources include (but may not be limited to):

    • Tablets, laptop computers, and other devices
    • Google Suite for Education (Gmail, Google Classroom, etc.)
    • Online instructional and educational applications
    • Digital textbooks
    • Video conferencing for remote learning

    LOSD strives to ensure that the systems and applications it uses are compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), if applicable.

    The Lake Oswego School Board has adopted a number of policies that address technology use. These include IIBGA - Electronic Communications System and JFCEB - Personal Electronic Devices and Social Media. In addition to these policies, the District expects parents and students to know and understand the following expectations regarding the use of technology. By acknowledging this document, parents confirm that they understand their student(s) will have access to LOSD technology resources, and that they have reviewed these expectations with each of their students attending any LOSD school.

    Software Consent

    Google Apps for Education Policy

    Lake Oswego School District utilizes Google Apps for Education.  In order to access these resources, your student will be assigned a full Lake Oswego School District 7J Google Apps for Education account. This means your child will receive an email account, access to Google Docs, Calendar, and Sites. While student privacy remains a top priority in the Lake Oswego School District, students may be able to selectively release educational records by changing the security setting profiles of his/her account. Access to and use of Google Apps for Education and to district technology is considered a privilege accorded at the discretion of the Lake Oswego School District. The district maintains the right to immediately withdraw the access and use of Google Apps for Education when there is reason to believe violations of law or district policies have occurred. In such cases, the alleged violation will be referred to the principal for further investigation and account restoration, suspension or termination. As a tenant of the Agreement with the State of Oregon, the state reserves the right to immediately suspend any user account in question of appropriate use. Pending review, a user account may be terminated as part of such action.

    The District uses other software, applications and extensions for educational purposes.

    Zoom and Google Meet Permission

    For remote sessions, the Lake Oswego School District utilizes Zoom and/or Google Meet. These real-time video conferencing tools will allow teachers to engage in short class meetings to build connections with students during Remote Learning. In addition, Lake Oswego teachers may use live video conferencing for check-ins and as a way to provide feedback to students. This tool may also be used with related services to support individual student goals. During the use of live video conferencing, students are expected to respect the privacy of others. Students are not allowed to take pictures or screenshots, or record any sessions. In addition, students should use proper online etiquette, including muting themselves when they are not talking and taking turns, so that everyone can participate in the discussion. When the session is over, students must close out the app once the teacher has ended the session. Most importantly, students are expected to be kind and respectful during the live video conferencing session.

    Software/Apps

    Lake Oswego School District uses various 3rd party software, apps, extensions, and more.

    I have read and understand the Software Consent policies. I understand that my child will be assigned a full Google Apps for Education account, and agree to the terms and conditions of the Google Apps for Education Policy. I also give permission for my child to receive and/or transmit audio/video images via Zoom conferencing software; and I agree to the use of other District-approved software, applications and extensions.

    Acceptable Use Policy

    Student Internet Acceptable Use Policy

    Elementary Students (Grades K–5)

    1. The student understands that their use of technology at school and for school should be limited to school-related activities in support of their education.
    2. The student understands that they should behave appropriately and safely while using technology, including protecting their personal information.
    3. The student understands that school-related technology use is not private and could be subject to review at any time.
    4. The student understands that they should use technology in ways that their teachers and family are aware of and are in support of.
    5. If the student should encounter anything strange or unexpected while using technology, they will seek the help and guidance of a teacher.
    6. The student will do their best to learn what it means to be a good digital citizen and strive to become a good digital citizen, both at school and outside of school.
    7. The student respects that the adults who work at school can direct their use of personally owned technology while at school (including on buses) and that this may include being asked to leave it at home or put it away.

    Secondary Students (Grades 6 and higher)

    1. All use of district technology should be in support of the student’s education. The student will not personalize or change settings of any device that could be used by others. The student will try not to damage or permanently mark any school-owned technology. The student understands that they are responsible to repair/replace any damage done to school-owned technology.
    2. When using district technology and systems, the student understands that they are expected to use appropriate tone and content for the educational environment. The student will behave online realizing that anything they do could potentially be viewed by employees of the school district, even perhaps without their knowledge.
    3. The student understands that they have the right and obligation to protect their files and other resources. Among other reasonable and appropriate measures, this includes periodic changing of passwords, properly securing devices, and exiting/logging out of data systems when not in active use. The student will not leave technology tools logged in when they are done using them.
    4. Use of a district-provided account of any kind should be limited to the student. The student will never access any other students’ accounts. The student will not share their passwords with other students. Any time the student suspects that a password to a district-related system has been intentionally or accidentally communicated, they will change it.
    5. Whenever possible, the student will use district-provided systems to accomplish educational objectives. If a system asks for personal information such as full name, address, ID number, or birthdate, the student will alert a teacher and proceed only after adult guidance.
    6. The student respects that the adults who work at school can direct their use of personally owned technology while at school (including on buses) and that this may include being asked to leave it at home or put it away. The student will always check with teachers or administration regarding the specific rules before bringing technology to school or school buses. If allowed at school, the student knows that these tools are subject to district use guidelines.
    7. The student recognizes that they have off-site access to many technological tools and resources and that use of these tools is subject to the same expectations as for appropriate use at school.
    8. The student knows that vandalism of any kind or intentional misuse of district electronic systems (including attempts to bypass the district’s content filtering system) is strictly prohibited and may be met with disciplinary action.
    9. The student will try their best to learn what it means to be a good digital citizen and strive to become a good digital citizen, both at school and outside of school.
    10. The student will sign up for online services using their district account only in pursuit of educational objectives in consultation with a teacher. The student will not use district-provided email or information in order to sign up for non-school-related services.

    Parent/Guardian Acceptable Use Policy Acknowledgement

    As the parent or guardian of this student, I have read the district’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and this contract. I understand that access to the Internet/network resources is designed for educational purposes. I understand that controversial material is available on the Internet and I permit my child to use the Internet despite this potential availability. By doing so, I agree to enforce acceptable use when my child is off district property. I will not hold the district responsible for materials my child acquires on the network. My child uses the Internet at my child’s own risk and at my own risk. I hereby release the district from any claim arising from my child’s use of the Internet. I agree to report any misuse of the Internet resources to a district administrator. I understand that my child’s violation of the district’s computer AUP may result in the loss of Internet access and/or my child’s user account; may result in other disciplinary action; and may constitute a criminal offense. I hereby give my permission for my child to access the Internet/network and I give permission to the district to issue an account for my child. I certify that the information contained on this application is correct. I also give permission for my child to use Google Apps for Education and other third-party services. The law allows the District to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the service operator. A complete list of these services offered by the District for educational purposes is available from the District office. This form will constitute consent for our schools to provide your child’s personal identifying information to the service operators on file with the District office.

    My student and I agree to follow the terms and conditions of the Acceptable Use Policies.

     

Device Damage and Loss Protection Program

  • Each student in Grades K-2 will be assigned an iPad. Each student in Grades 3-12 will be assigned a Chromebook.  Only high school students have the option of using a personal device in place of a Chromebook. The Program does not offer protection to student-owned personal devices.

    Lake Oswego School District is again offering a Device Damage and Loss Protection Program.  The annual fee is $20.00 per student, with a maximum of $60.00 per family.   This program covers district-owned devices against accidental damage, theft, vandalism, or loss for the school year. Students may choose to decline coverage, but this is not recommended, because the family is assuming full responsibility for any costs due to damage, loss or theft, regardless of whether incidents occur at home or at school.

    What is NOT covered by the program:

    • Intentional misuse, abuse, or neglect by the student or any household members
    • Loss or damage to chargers. The fee for chargers and charging accessories will be set at the actual replacement value, and may vary
    • Damage to or loss of personal devices
    • A fee waiver or reduction may be requested for students who cannot afford the program fee.  

    Below is a full description of the Damage and Loss Protection Program.

    If you accept to participate in the Program, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the Program; and you understand that there will be a $20 annual fee per student (Max. $60 family).  

    If you decline to participate in the Program, you acknowledge that you will be responsible for all damage and loss charges pertaining to your student's use of an LOSD-issued iPad or Chromebook; and that you will assume the full cost of repair or replacement of the device should damage or loss occur. These costs could be as much as $400 per incident, regardless of how it happens, or whether it happens on or off District property. High School students who use a personal device in lieu of a District device may decline to participate.

     

2022-2023 LOSD Device Damage and Loss Protection Plan Program

  • Coverages, Exclusions, and Per Device Fees (no family maximum)

    Potential Damage or Issue

    Fees: Decline Program Enrollment

    Fees: Accept Program Enrollment

    Lost or Stolen Device

    Note: Loss must be reported to staff as soon as possible. 

    Chromebook: $360

    iPad: $300 

    Keyboard Case: $100

    Clear Case: $50

    1st incident: $50

    2nd incident: $100

    3rd incident: Full cost of device/case (Chromebook/case: $360; iPad: $300; iPad Keyboard Case: $100; iPad Clear Case: $50)

     (1st and 2nd incident fees will be waived if the device is stolen and a police report is filed)

    Cracked/damaged screen or other Chromebook/iPad damage due to accident

    (example: headphone jack or charger broken off inside device, damaged screen, etc)

    Repair charges are based on the average of actual professional repair service costs by category/device as listed in Chart 1.

    1st incident: $0

    2nd incident: $0

    3rd incident: full cost of repair (see Chart 1) 

    (Accident must be reported within one week of incident)

    Defective Chromebook/iPad

    (example: will not charge or turn on, faulty speaker, defective microphone, charging accessories, etc)

    $0

    $0

    Lost or damaged device charging accessories

    (example: charging cords, Chromebook charging adapter, etc)

    Replacement cost (subject to change)

    (Defective charging accessories may be exchanged at no cost)

    Replacement cost (subject to change)

    (Defective charging accessories may be exchanged at no cost)

    Willful or negligent (Intentional) damage to Chromebook/iPad or accessories

    (example: throwing or stepping on device, stickers/writing on device,intentional scratching, removing Chromebook keys, etc. To be determined by district administrators/CNS)

    Chromebook: $360

    iPad: $300 

    Keyboard Case: $100

    Clear Case: $50

    Repair charges are based on the average of actual professional repair service costs by category/device as listed in Chart 1.

    Chromebook: $360

    iPad: $300 

    Keyboard Case: $100

    Clear Case: $50

    Repair charges are based on the average of actual professional repair service costs by category/device as listed in Chart 1.

     

    NOT COVERED BY DEVICE DAMAGE AND LOSS PROTECTION PROGRAM:

    • Charging Cords
    • Charging Adapters
    • Intentional Damage (as determined by district administrators/CNS)

    GENERAL TERMS:

    • Two incidents total per device, in any combination (damage/stolen), are covered per year.
    • All repair, loss, or incident fees are per device. Family maximum does not apply.
    • If the lost or stolen Chromebook/iPad is later recovered in working condition, the repair/replacement fee will be refunded.
    • If a student leaves the District but does not return the Chromebook/iPad, they will be fined for the full replacement cost, and standard rules for the restriction of student records and transcripts will apply. 
    • If you choose not to enroll in the LOSD Device Damage and Loss Protection Program, you will be financially responsible for the full cost for the repair or replacement of the Chromebook/iPad/Case.

    Chart 1 - 2022-2023 Charges

    Chromebook Charges

     

      Full Chromebook Replacement

    $360

      Display Housing

    $15

      Screen

    $140

      Bottom Case

    $15

      Hinge (per hinge)

    $10

      Key (per key)

    $5

      System Board

    $140

      Rubber Trim

    $10

      Top Case/Keyboard

    $30

      Charging Adapter/Cord

    At Cost

    iPad Charges

     

      Full iPad Replacement (Device only)

    $300

      Clear Case - (Grade 1)

    $50

      Keyboard Case - (Grades  K-2)

    $100

      Screen

    $150

      System Board

    $200

      Glass Digitizer

    $20

      Charging port

    $100

      Head phone jack

    $25

    Charging adapter/cord

    At Cost