Jan 20, 2019

Connected Learning Program Device Improvements

We have listened attentively to questions from middle and high school parents and appreciate your input about the Connected Learning Program (CLP) devices. As a result, we are pleased to announce several enhancements and improvements to our device damage policies! 

 

You may have noticed that your student's Microsoft Surface Pro has just received a MAKEOVER! 

  • Brand new protective cases were purchased by the school and installed this week for all high school students (and middle school by next week)! 
  • The kick-stand feature on the new cases will more effectively prevent damage to the computer itself. It also provides a more secure method of pen storage.

For damage that has already occurred for some students, please note:

  • For any previous or newly-discovered damage caused by the kick-stands, MPCS will not charge parents for the $450 repair.  
  • If this applies to you and you have already paid the repair fee, you will now receive a full credit on repairs dating back to August 2018 on your billing statement!

 

We are now offering a device INSURANCE policy so you can elect to cover your student's device for the remainder of the school year!

  • The policy covers the entire device now through May 30, 2019 for a modest cost, prorated at $39. This includes damages, loss, or theft.
  • You will have the option to insure the device again during subsequent full school years for approximately $79.
  • You can purchase the (optional but recommended) policy now at: https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/mtparan/
  • If you elect NOT to carry the optional insurance, all damages will revert to the published costs outlined in the CLP Agreement (in middle and high school handbooks) and Student-Parent Handbook technology/device policies.
  • Please note that as of February 1, any future damage to a device will incur repair costs to be covered by the above insurance, or by the parent directly if insurance is not purchased. 

 

Overall, our students are working extremely well with the devices and are taking great responsibility and care with their computers. Our Information Technology department has worked to find solutions to any issues that have arisen and we are appreciative of your continued trust and support to maximize learning at Mount Paran Christian School! We do encourage you to sign up for the insurance coverage today! Contact Dave Bennett, Director of Information Technology, at dbennett@mtparanschool.com with any questions.


Announcements

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, Classrooms

PK/TK-Grade 2: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5: 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, Classrooms

PK/TK-Grade 2: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5: 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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