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Thursday, April 30, 2015

HCS ELI Summer Device Information

Over the last few years Hoover City Schools has been implementing an initiative to put the most innovative and engaging tools for learning into our students’ hands. We are pleased to say that all students in grades 3-12 now have the opportunity to use HCS owned Chromebooks as their own. HCS will continue to strive to encourage and support our students, teachers and administrators grow as creative, innovative, problem solvers able to harness technology as a vehicle for collaborative learning. It is an evolving process and we appreciate your input and your feedback.
HCS has made a goal to offer students a 24/7 accessibility to learning through the “Engaged Learning Initiative” (ELI). The individual use of technology is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare for college and the workplace. Right now, your student falls into one of the following three categories. If you:

  • have paid for the Engaged Learning Initiative Protection plan, your student will be allowed to keep the device over the summer.
  • have not paid for Engaged Learning Initiative Protection planyour student will return the device to the school for inventory before the end of the school year.
If you would like to purchase the protection plan now to allow your student to take the device home, the site (linked to this document) will be available until April 30. Please go here for directions on how to do so. By purchasing the protection plan, you will have access to the device for the summer of 2015. After May 1, 2015 you will be purchasing the protection plan for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are unsure if you have paid for the protection plan, you can email hcseli@hoover.k12.al.us and someone from the HCS tech department will respond within a few days.

If your student is not planning on attending a HCS school next year, please turn the device in before school ends on May 21, 2015.

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