Vinton-Shellsburg High School is rolling out computers to all registered 9-12 students for our 1:1 Computer Initiative for the 2014-15 school year. On Tuesday, August 12, 6:00-8:30 p.m., students Last Names A-L, and Wednesday, August 13, 6:00-8:30 p.m., students with Last Names M-Z will have the opportunity to receive a MacBook Air computer, accessories, and bag.

To kick off this exciting event, Vinton-Shellsburg High School Principal, Matt Kingsbury, will address all students and parents in the high school Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. After the opening, you will hear information about why we are doing this, lessons learned from the first year, and an overview of the computer policies and expectations. Necessary paperwork will also be signed. Students will receive their computers at this time and will set up their machines on the first day of school. Our sessions are set up so that families with more than one student in multiple grade levels only need to attend one session. IF you have a student who is not able to attend on his/her assigned date, please email Kim Meyer, kim.meyer@vscsd.org, or call her office, (319)436-4728, ext 5604 by August 5. We will hold alternative sessions as needed after these original dates. It is not necessary to call or email otherwise.

At least one parent/guardian AND the student must attend this event in order for the student to receive his/her computer. Students will not be allowed to take the computer home until the parent/guardian has attended an orientation, both the parent and student have signed the necessary paperwork, and paid the necessary fees ($50 Damage Loss Co-op). Students will only be allowed to check out a computer for use at school until this is complete. There is no guarantee that it will be the same computer each day so these students will be required to keep track of their own files. This is only for students attending the VSHS, home schoolers have the opportunity to check out a machine if/when they attend classes at the High School and it is needed. There will be a 15 hour Community Service option in lieu of the $50 Damage Co-op fee required for participation. If your student has those hours completed, please bring them on Roll Out night. All hours will be accepted starting June 1- Sept 1 (returning students) or Oct 1 (new students). After that point, the computer will need to stay at school until the requirements are met.

All outstanding balances from the 13-14 school year for the 1:1 computers needs to be paid before the computer will be allowed to leave the school building.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Meyer, kim.meyer@vscsd.org or call the high school office, (319)436-4728, ext 5700 or Mrs. Meyer's extension 5604.



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