MCHS 1:1 Information and Documents

Hey Millington Family!

MCHS is super excited to embark on a journey with you! It is a journey of learning, growing, and exploration. This year during our 1:1 program we will be reaching for new heights of academic achievement and integration.

Here are a few high-level pieces of information for you.

  • MCHS 1:1 Laptop rollout will begin tomorrow and continue for the remainder of the week!
  • Students will receive a 1:1 learning device and new students to MCHS, who would like one, will receive a padded backpack to carry this new device.
  • If a student opts out of the backpack, that is 100% OK. They will need to provide their own padded backpack or case for the learning device.
  • Sometimes teachers will assign work that must be completed outside of class, in the instance that this occurs and the Internet is not readily available for a student outside of school, the student can check out a HotSpot from the MCHS Library, we have limited number and they are available on a first come first served basis.
  • To best maximize your child’s instructional time, we ask that 1:1 learning devices are fully charged every night so the kiddos can hit the ground running with them the next day.
  • Millington Municipal Schools will cover any accidental breakage or damage to the 1:1 learning device and optional insurance is available for a nominal fee (less than $9) which covers burglary or theft of the device.
  • If you want a bunch more information, feel free to visit read the 1:1 Handbook below!

Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your children!

1:1 Resources: 2019 - 2020 School Year


Distribution Dates:
1:1 Devices will be distributed within the first four weeks of the beginning of the school year. Communication will go out prior to the roll-out via phone/website/social media


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Do I have to purchase the insurance?
A: No. The insurance is optional and covers theft of the device. Accidental damage is already covered under the policy held by the school. Malicious vandalism of the device by the student is not covered.

Q: Will students receive backpacks to carry 1 to 1 learning devices. 
A: Yes, all 9th grade students who want a backpack and all new students to MMSD who did not receive a backpack in previous years can request one.

Q: How will students secure their laptops during after school sport practices?

  • Sports that practice on campus and have facilities will have lockers and locks available for their players (basketball and football).
  • Sports that practice on campus but do not have locker facilities have the option of issuing their players lockers inside the school and then having the coach let them back in after practice to retrieve their laptops or have the players secure their belongings in the coach's classroom and retrieve them after practice. 
  • For sports that practice off campus, athletes will secure their laptops in their vehicles or send them home with the person who delivered them to practice.
  • Coaches may devise other plans and will communicate those with parents and players.

Q: I don't have Internet at home. How will my child complete his/her assignments?
A: Ritter Communications has offered a plan exclusively for new customers that are families of MCHS students. You can contact them for information about this plan. In addition, the school has hot spots available for checkout from the library. Students who do not have Internet access easily available can check these out for a 2-day period when they have an assignment due.

Q: I don't want my child to bring their computer home. What do I do about that?
A: Any parent who doesn't wish for their child to participate fully in the 1:1 laptop program will have to discuss their concerns with the principal, Mark Neal. 

Q: Can my child bring their own laptop to school and use it instead?
A: No. We are not able to ensure that outside devices are secure for our network. Additionally, we cannot install software purchased by the district on outside devices and therefore could not be certain these devices are equipped as they need to be.

Q: Can my child opt out of having a laptop altogether?
A:There is no opt-out clause in our parent/student handbook. The board of education and director of schools have made the decision to integrate this technology fully into our curriculum and it is our plan to do so. Teachers will be using these devices in their classes on a regular basis and students are expected to complete the work assigned. If you feel strongly that you do not want your child to have this device, you will have to discuss your concerns with the principal, Mark Neal.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 West Corporation. All rights reserved.