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We have another Chromebook distribution opportunity.  Please see below.  Anyone still needing a district Chromebook after this must submit an Oakland Schools Service Desk ticket.

  • THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AND FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH - 9:00am-11:00am

This Chromebook is intended to stay at home for learning purposes.  Chromebooks will be available in classrooms for student use while physically attending school. Distribution will happen at West Bloomfield High School (4925 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323).   

District owned hotspots will also be available for pick-up at this time.  District hotspots are for those that do not have reliable internet in the home due to financial hardship.  District owned hotspots are filtered according to school standards and allow minimal data coverage per day.  District hotspots use cellular data service meaning they can be tracked by GPS. One district owned hotspot will be issued per family.  If you are in need of a district owned hotpot for learning purposes, please submit an Oakland Schools Service Desk ticket.  

  • Families are to enter the SOUTH ENTRANCE (right of the main entrance) of WBHS.  Proceed up this entrance to the left passing through the main loop in front of the high school.  You will see a WB Lakers tent on your left.  This is where you will pick up your device. Once you receive your device, exit out the main entrance. Do not exit your vehicle for any reason.
  • Please have student IDs or student names written on paper if an ID is not available.  This will assist with safe and quick distribution of devices.  
  • Please wear a mask as mandated by the governor’s orders in your vehicle to promote a safe pick-up environment!
  • If you signed up for a district issued hotspot, please state this at the same time you are picking up your Chromebook.

Forms

Coming soon, all students will need to login into our Back to School Gateway to complete needed forms and update contact information. You will receive information from your school with directions to complete this process..  There will be three technology forms requiring parent/student signature.  

Chromebook Insurance

For the 2020-2021 school year, the district will be offering optional Chromebook insurance.  Families have the choice to opt in or out of this insurance.  Opting out means that families would be responsible for the full price of any damage, theft, or loss.  If the Chromebook is in need of repair, a loaner Chromebook will be provided. Please keep an eye out for this information this week!

As shared at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, going forward, ALL technology assistance requests need to go through the Oakland Schools Service Desk.  See the information below on how to create a ticket.

Oakland Schools Service Desk
Phone: (248)209-2060
Email: osservicedesk@oakland.k12.mi.us 
Online Ticket submission/LiveChat: Create service ticket

Questions, comments or concerns:
Allyson Dewar, Sr. Technology Coordinator
allyson.dewar@oakland.k12.mi.us

WBSD Chromebook Pick Up Route WBHS

Pick Up Location/Procedure

Families are to enter the SOUTH ENTRANCE (right of the main entrance) of WBHS.  Proceed up this entrance to the left passing through the main loop in front of the high school.  Two lanes will be available.  Once you receive your device, exit out the main entrance. Do not exit your vehicle for any reason:

  • Please have student IDs or student names written on paper if an ID is not available.  This will assist with safe and quick distribution of devices.  Without this information, we can NOT provide your student’s device.
  • Please wear a mask as mandated by the governor’s orders in your vehicle to promote a safe pick-up environment.
  • If you have been told by the district you are to receive a hotspot please state this at the same time you are picking up your Chromebook.
  • Chromebooks and hotspots used by students for WBSD summer learning opportunities need to be returned at this time.  OEC students using Chromebooks for summer classes need to exchange this device for a new one at this time.
  • If you have multiple children attending the district, please choose a day according to your children’s grade levels that works best for you for pick-up. 

 

 

Forms

Coming soon, all students will need to login into our Back to School Gateway to complete needed forms and update contact information. You will receive information from your school with directions to complete this process in early August.

Chromebook Insurance

For the 2020-2021 school year, the district will be offering optional Chromebook insurance.  Families have the choice to opt in or out of the insurance.  Opting out means that families would be responsible for the full price of any damage, theft or loss.  If the Chromebook is in need of repair, a loaner Chromebook will be provided.  Please keep an eye out for information on all of this in early August.

Chromebook Resources

Kajeet Smartspot and WiFi Information

Disinfecting

Chromebooks

Hotspots

District owned hotspots will also be available for pick-up at this time.  District hotspots are for those that do not have reliable internet in the home.  District owned hotspots are filtered according to school standards and allow minimal data coverage per day.  District hotspots use cellular data service meaning they can be tracked by GPS. One district owned hotspot will be issued per family.  If you are in need of a district owned hotpot for learning purposes, please complete THIS LINKED FORM.

Service Questions

As shared at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, going forward, ALL technology assistance requests need to go through the Oakland Schools Service Desk.  See the information below on how to create a ticket.

Oakland Schools Service Desk
Phone: (248)209-2060
Email: osservicedesk@oakland.k12.mi.us

Online Ticket submission/LiveChat: Create service ticket

Questions, comments or concerns-
Allyson Dewar, Sr. Technology Coordinator
allyson.dewar@oakland.k12.mi.us