BYOD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PARENTS:
How many devices can my child register for use on the Hudson Schools wireless network?
My child does not have his/her own electronic communication device to bring to school. Will he/she be penalized or miss out on instruction?
No, it is not mandatory for students to bring a device, even if they do own one. Use of personal electronic devices will be optional. Keep in mind that learning can be enhanced greatly for the entire class even if only a handful of students have a device.
What if my child’s device is stolen or damaged? What recourse can I take?
Students bring electronic communication devices to school at their own risk, just like any other personal items. The school will not be held responsible if an electronic device or other item is lost, stolen or misplaced. Some devices have a device locator; it is recommended that you enable this feature if possible.
Is it required that my child use the school wireless? Can they use their own 3G or 4G
Students with a personally owned device are required to use the student wireless network: Student_BYOD
My child is bringing a device to school for instructional purposes. Will they have access to things they normally do with district equipment?
Your child will have access to any of the web-based software the school currently uses (databases, library search tools, etc.) Software may run differently on different devices for varying reasons.
As a parent am I required to add additional software (virus protection, filter, tracking device, etc.) to my child’s device?
Virus protection is required for appropriate devices. Device location software is not required but is always a good idea.
How will my son’s/daughter’s device be used in the classroom?
Schools must challenge students with rigorous, personalized academic learning experiences that foster innovation and creativity. Students will engage in a cohesively integrated curriculum, access information, and apply it to solve authentic problems in a collaborative manner.
* Parents/Guardians are urged to read all of the information pertaining to BYOD.