Do you need to send a letter home informing parents about your new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. SAVE TIME! Take some ideas from this sample parent letter to get you started.
Sample BYOD Parent Letter
School Name is launching a Bring Your Own Device initiative this school year. Students in Grades X, will be able to bring laptops, netbooks, tablets, or smartphones to use for educational purposes. Having ongoing access to technology will help your child develop greater independence, increase engagement, and develop skills required to thrive in the 21st Century.
Student devices will be used to access resources, complete assignments, and for personal organization. Educational activities may include researching information, producing documents, analyzing data, participating in surveys, producing videos, reading e-books, creating blogs, taking notes, or scheduling events. The use of the device is at the sole discretion of the teacher.
A focus of this initiative is digital citizenship, which is the responsible use of technology. Your child will learn digital skills, ethics, etiquette, and online safety. These are important aspects of participating in today’s world.
Safe and Secure
To maintain a safe and secure learning environment, a filtered Internet connection will be provided for students. They will not be permitted to use a personal broadband connection such as a 3G/4G phone network. As well, students will only be able to use their device under the direct supervision of their teacher. Any unauthorized use can result in the device being confiscated, searched, and privileges being revoked.
Students are solely responsible for their device. They must bring it fully charged to school. Similar to other personally owned items, School name is not liable for loss, damage, misuse, or theft.
Resources will be provided to help students connect their device to the school network. Your child must be familiar with how to use their device. Teachers will incorporate the use of your child’s device into learning. However, they will not provide technical support.
We look forward to the educational opportunities that BYOD will bring. Participation in this initiative is voluntary. Your child will not be left out if they do not have a device. School name will continue to provide access to school owned technology. To learn more:
- Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
- Review the Electronic Device Policy with your child.
If you would like your child to participate, sign the Electronic Device Consent Form and complete the Device Registration Form.