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When to Return District Technology Devices

When our schools closed on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the District moved quickly to assess the needs of our families and check out equipment, as needed, to support at-home learning for all Snoqualmie Valley students.  

 

Please refer to your student’s grade level for instructions on when to return district devices:

  • Seniors: You will need to return your SVSD devices  before June 19.  MSHS Seniors, click here for details.  
  • Grades K-4:  If your family checked out a Chromebook or hotspot for your student to access remote learning during the school closure, you may continue to borrow these technology resources through this summer.  Please keep the devices safe at your home and we hope your students will continue to take advantage of summertime learning opportunities.  We will wait to see how the pandemic evolves in our region, to decide when families will need to return their borrowed equipment.  
  • Grade 5:  If you checked out a Chromebook this spring, you will turn that in to your 6th grade teacher next fall, in exchange for a laptop as part of the SVSD One-to-one Computing Initiative.  All Snoqualmie Valley students in grades 6-12 are assigned a laptop for use at school and home, and they are responsible for caring for that specific device until they graduate from our district.
  • Grades 6-11:  You get to keep the laptops you were assigned earlier this school year – until you graduate or move from our district.
  • Leaving SVSD?  If you do not plan to return to the Snoqualmie Valley School District next fall, please email your school principal to make arrangements for returning your devices this week.

 

Did you borrow a hotspot?  If you borrowed a hotspot to access WiFi service during the school closure, please note that internet service will be paid through June 30.  We ask that you keep the hotspot device safe during summer, and we’ll provide details in the fall on when to return this equipment. We will make an exception, however, if you are taking an online summer school course through our school district and need help with internet service. The District will work with you to make sure you have the access you will need for your class.

 

Lastly, a special thanks to the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation for helping fund two months of internet service for 100 families who borrowed district hotspots during the closure!  The Foundation also helped fund some assistive technology devices for students needing special equipment to support their remote learning.