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High School "Last Chance" Chromebook Deployment - Aug. 27th

posted Aug 16, 2015, 7:36 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 8:58 PM by Megan Kirby ]
The "Last Chance" for high school students to receive Chromebooks will be Thursday
, August 27th from 12pm-6pm.  The user fee for the 2015-16 school year is $50.   Payments can be made at the school during the hours of deployment or you can pay online.  The online payment portal can be accessed here > http://osp.osmsinc.com/BladenNC/ < or by visiting the high school website and clicking on the button located on the left hand side of the page to access "Online School Payments" portal. 

A parent or guardian can complete a Parental Release form and return it to the school with their student to allow pick-up of a Chromebook at the "Last Chance Deployment" after payment has been received.  The "Parental Release Form" will be available in Homeroom on Monday, August 24th.  They are also located on the school website under the "Media" tab.

If students have chosen to "BYOD" or "Bring Your Own Device", an informaiton sheet and the "School Technology Honor Code" must be signed by a parent or guardian and the student BEFORE the student can bring their own laptop to school for use on the school network.

 The district has chosen a Lenovo Chromebook N21 laptop as the device that students will be using. This laptop is designed with reliability, ruggedness and ease of use in mind. Reinforced ports and hinges, anti-peel keys and a sealed touchpad make the Lenovo N21 Chromebook durable while the rotatable camera, retractable handle and 9.5 hours of battery life make it excellent for the education environment.  Features include a keyboard/touchpad combo, bluetooth, webcam, USB ports, Chrome OS, Intel Celeron, 4 GB RAM, and a 1 year limited warranty.  

Lenovo is offering this Chromebook for personal purchase at the education price of $210 plus tax. You will also have the option to purchase an extended warranty and a carry-case with a purchase from Lenovo.