North Star High School Parents/Guardians:
Students at North Star High School will once again be using Chromebooks to support their learning this year. Returning students will retrieve their returned Chromebook during the first week of the 2018-19 school year and newly enrolled students, including incoming freshman, will receive a Chromebook during Readiness Days on July 31st or August 1. This message contains important updates and information regarding the Parental Acknowledgement (PA), the Student Responsible Use Agreement (RUA) and the Chromebook Assurance Program (CAP).
Parental Acknowledgement (PA)
A signed PA must be on file for each student in order for them to use approved LPS Instructional Technology Tools including Chromebooks.
RETURNING STUDENTS (students who attended North Star High School during 2017-18):
Signatures from the 2017-18 school year will be honored if an RUA is already on file. School administration will contact parents/guardians of students who are still in need of a signed PA. Chromebooks will be returned to these students during the first week of school during the regular school day.
NEW STUDENTS (Incoming Freshmen and newly enrolled to LPS students):
A PA will be mailed home mid to end of July with their census form. It must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned during School Readiness Days on July 31 or August 1. If misplaced, a copy to print at home can be found here: lps.org/go/OVB5. Additional copies will also be available during Readiness Days.
*** 10th-12th grade students who transferred from another LPS high school to North Star, will have their Chromebooks returned to them at North Star during the first two weeks of school.
Responsible Use Agreement (RUA)
Students are not required to sign a document to retrieve/receive a Chromebook, but should become familiar with the RUA found at lps.org/go/RUA. By signing into a Chromebook, students agree to the terms of the LPS Responsible Use Agreement.
Chromebook Assurance Program (CAP)
To protect students and families from full financial responsibility for device repairs and/or replacement, LPS offers an optional Chromebook Assurance Program. The premium for participation in the program is $20.00 annually ($10.00 for students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch Program). More details about the program, including a schedule of repairs and fines, can be found at lps.org/go/CAP.
While participation is optional, the premium will be reflected as a fee in Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVUE for ALL students enrolled at North Star High School beginning at the end of July. If you choose to participate in the program, there are two options to make the premium payment:
Online via Credit Card
-Log into ParentVUE (contact North Star High School for assistance)
-Click on the fees tab, then click on the link in the upper left that says “Click here to pay student fees electronically via SchoolPay”
-Make the payment via SchoolPay (directions can be found at lps.org/go/OWO1)
-If accessing SchoolPay for the first time, create a unique SchoolPay account
-Add the fee to the cart then proceed to checkout
On-site via Cash, credit or Check (Prepare for longer wait times during Readiness Days on July 31 or August 1)
If you choose not to participate in the program, the fee can be ignored (it will eventually be removed automatically).