Frequently Asked Questions and Answers For ParentsMy student is bringing their device to school for instructional purposes. Will they have access to resources he normally accesses with a school computer?
Answer: Your child will have access to any web-based resources schools currently use (databases, Web 2.0 Tools, etc.). Different websites and resources may run differently on different devices for varying reasons. You should consult your owner’s manual for these limitations (i.e. iPads and iPod Touch devices cannot run the software necessary to run Flash.)
As a parent, am I required to add additional software (virus protection, filter, tracking device, etc.) to my student’s device?
Answer: Devices should be up-to-date on their antivirus software and operating system patches. No other software is necessary for purchase.
I have read the terms of service and I do not wish to have my student participate in the MLC/BYOD program. Will my student be penalized for not having their own persona learning device?
Answer: No. When possible the school will provide devices for students to use. Teachers will also design their lessons to be flexible enough to provide the same level of instruction with or without a device.
If my student’s device is stolen or damaged, what recourse can I take?
Answer: The district is not responsible for any damage or theft of student owned devices. Keeping track of the device’s serial number, model and type at home is suggested. Theft or vandalism of any kind should be reported immediately to a school administrator, so he/she can take the appropriate steps.
What are the school/classroom rules for using student owned devices, including cell phones?
Answer: Teachers will make the final decision on whether or not to use student owned devices in their classroom. It will be up to each teacher to communicate their expectations regarding student owned devices to parents and students. Contact your child’s teachers or principal if you have any questions regarding their expectations or use in the classroom.
Where can I see the Responsible Use Agreement and other MLC information?
Answer: We have created a website with all the information about MLC’s including copies of the RUA, FAQs and more. Visit it at http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/mlc