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Important message regarding the end of school and Chromebooks for Students.

June 9, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students in Kindergarten through Grade 11,

As the academic school year comes to a close, we are providing you with information regarding the Chromebook Return Policy and the final Report Card Access.

Chromebook Information:

To support your child’s continued learning, we ask that you hold on to your child(ren)’s laptop through the summer and bring it back to school on the first day of the new academic school year.  Please see the set of  Questions and Answers below regarding the return of Chromebooks.

Question: The 2019-2020 academic school year ends on Friday, June 12, 2020.  Do I need to return my child’s Chromebook to the District?

Answer: No.  You may keep your child’s Chromebook, until the first day of the new academic year.

Question: What if my child is attending a different District school?

Answer: Your child should bring back the Chromebook to the new school on the first day of the new academic school year.

Question: What if my child is going to attend a Charter School, transferring to a private school or any other new school outside of the District?

Answer: If your child will be attending a Charter School, transferring to a private school or any other new school outside of the District, then you should return the Chromebook to either of the Chromebook Support sites on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, with the exception of July 6 to July 8, 2020.

Education Center, 440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 or
Fitzpatrick Annex Building (located in the rear of Fitzpatrick Elementary School) 4101 Chalfont Drive, Philadelphia PA 19154

Question: If my child’s Chromebook needs repairs, what do I do?

Answer: If the Chromebook needs repairs, you can take it either of the two

Chromebook Support sites on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm with the exception of July 6 to July 8. 

Education Center, 440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130 or
Fitzpatrick Annex Building (located in the rear of Fitzpatrick Elementary School) 4101 Chalfont Drive, Philadelphia PA 19154

Question: If my child’s Chromebook gets stolen?

Answer: Please report the Chromebook theft to the Philadelphia Police Department and obtain a police report.

Question: What are the appropriate activities that my child can engage in while using the Chromebook?

Answer: Engaging in learning activities is intended and appropriate. Please review the

District’s Acceptable Use Policy with your child to ensure that they know the guidelines for appropriate actions and online behavior.

(https://www.philasd.org/schoolboard/wp-content/uploads/sites/884/2017/07/815-Acceptable-Use-of-Internet-Technology-and-Network-Resources.pdf)

Please note that dates and times are scheduled to change based upon state and local guidelines due to COVID 19.

Sincerely,

Dr. Evelyn Nuñez

Chief of Schools