Orchard Lake Middle School Device Commitment Form and Required Technology Policies

The West Bloomfield School District is committed to enhancing instruction through the use of technology. Our goal is to create an environment where students use technology to access a vast amount of resources, tools, and instructional delivery methods to differentiate, support, and enhance their learning. The use of a laptop computer, Chromebook, or tablet with a keyboard is recommended for all classes at Orchard Middle School. These devices will be an important part of the instructional delivery model.

Your child has the option of bringing their own device or using a district-provided device. To support our planning, this form needs to be completed for each student by August 30, 2016. If you have multiple children in our school, you will have the option to submit another form upon completion.

You and your child will also be asked to review and indicate an understanding of technology policies related to the use of mobile computing devices and the West Bloomfield School District WiFi network. Please take the time to go through each policy with your child/children. These policies are designed to support a robust, 1:1 learning environment while also ensuring the safety and protection of our students.

If you did not give permission for your child to receive a Google account during the 2014-2015 school year or you are new to the West Bloomfield School District, you will also be asked to provide a digital signature for your child to receive a secure account. This will allow them to access educational tools and resources provided in the Google for Education suite. The access and functionality of the Google Account complies with all federal legislation around privacy and internet safety. After we receive your permission, your child will receive a unique username and password under the wbsd.org domain.

This username and password will allow your child to:

→ Share files (Google Apps) with teachers (wbsd.org) and other students (student.wbsd.org)

→ Access Google Drive (docs, slides, sheets, forms, drawings, classroom)

→ Access Gmail, calendar, contacts (within the WBSD domain)

→ Access the internet through the West Bloomfield School District and Oakland Schools
filtered networks

Thank you in advance for your time and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need additional information.

Morrison Borders,
Principal