Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Back to School Bootcamp

Attention everyone in grades 7-12! The laptop distribution nights are scheduled for next week. These two “Boot Camp” sessions will be the kick-off for O’Neill Public Schools’ 24/7 Learning Initiative, where every 7th-12th grade student will have a MacBook laptop available to enhance their learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every student needs to attend one training session with at least one parent or guardian in order to check out their MacBook for the school year.

The two choices for 24/7 Learning “Boot Camp” are:
Tuesday, August 12th, from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. for students in grades 10-12
Thursday, August 14th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for students in grades 7-9
Doors will open at 4:30 both nights.

If your scheduled night does not work, feel free to attend the other night.... the information will be the same.

Likewise, if you have two students scheduled for two different nights, you need only attend one BootCamp session... choose the night that works best for you.

At BootCamp you will attend sessions on the use of the MacBook for learning
and your student will take their MacBook home with them, provided that:
You attended all the sessions,
filled out the required paperwork, and
paid a $25.00 rental fee (with a potential partial refund at the end of the school year).

We will have one additional BootCamp training night after school starts if these two dates do not work for you. If you do not attend any BootCamp sessions, your student will only be able to use their assigned MacBook while at school under teacher supervision.

We hope that everyone will be able to join us as we embark on this new exciting adventure in a way of learning that will help our children in all their future endeavors.

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