Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, Frenship ISD will provide every student across the district with a technology device to use throughout the school year. This 1:1 technology initiative helps ensure all students will have access to technology and digital resources.
Parents must sign the “Frenship ISD Student/Parent 1:1 Use Agreement” form in Skyward during the student registration process.
All students will be issued a device at no cost. Students will be able to use these devices throughout the year, but they must be returned at end of the 2021-2022 school year prior to summer break.
Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Students will be issued an iPad, charger, and iPad case. The iPads will remain in the classroom and will not be taken home by the students.
3rd – 5th Grade: Students will be issued a Windows laptop and charger. As we implement the new 1:1 initiative, it may take several months for students to become familiar with the instructional programs and how to use their new devices. To ensure devices are being used effectively, laptops for grades 3-5 will remain at school for at least the second six weeks grading period. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your student's campus.
6th – 12th Grade: Students will be issued a Windows laptop and charger. Once the laptop is issued to the student, they will begin taking the device home every day.
Device Deployment and Return
This is Frenship ISD’s first year to deploy devices to all 10,800+ students across this district. Campuses will begin issuing the devices to students on a staggered schedule, and some parents may begin to see devices as early as August 23. We appreciate your patience as we work through the details.
Students must turn in their devices at the end of the school year prior to the summer break.
Benefits of 1:1 Technology
Digital equity is important to us. By going 1:1, Frenship is ensuring all students have access to technology and digital resources. It opens opportunities for students to have digital tools at their fingertips to explore, research, and learn anywhere at any time.
The 1:1 model allows teachers to be flexible and creative with their lessons. With each child having their own device in the classroom, teachers can create a more personalized learning environment that engages the students and produces faster feedback.
Incorporating technology on a regular basis and increasing digital literacy also ensures our Tigers are future-ready learners, ready to tackle the ever-changing world of technology.
Student and Parent Expectations
Students and parents using Frenship ISD technology devices are expected to adhere to good digital citizenship and follow the rules for appropriate and responsible device use. This includes, but is not limited to: