1:1 at WHS

The Watertown Public Schools seeks to promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication in teaching and learning for all students.  To help infuse 21st century skills into our curriculum, with the input of teachers, parents, students, administrations and other school districts, we have decided to embark on a 1:1 initiative for our students.  In September 2015, we began giving Chromebooks to 8th grade students to keep with them throughout the day.  

This 2017- 2018 school year, grades 9 -12 WHS students will all be issued Chromebooks to help do their classwork both in school and at home.  In 2016, our 9th and 10th grade students were given these devices. They will receive their same devices back again and grades 9 and 12 will receive new devices.   Having access to the Internet and google that will allow students to gather relevant information in order to create, problem solve, collaborate and communicate to a global audience.  An insurance option is listed below.  We highly encourage all students to purchase insurance each year to reduce costs of repair for families.  

Students need to have their contracts signed by both parents and the student and turned in before the start of school.  
*****You can email me your forms at toni.carlson@watertown.k12.ma.us*****

Important documents and links for students, parents and staff:
  • Student Chromebook contract Please print the contract, sign and return to the high school office before August 29th, or take a picture and return by email to toni.carlson@watertown.k12.ma.us
  •  Worth Ave Group Insurance Link to sign up  *****IMPORTANT: For students entering 10th and 11th grade, please choose the Dell Chromebook option.  For students entering 9th and 12 grade, please choose the HP Chromebook option.   
    • Please contact toni.carlson@watertown.k12.ma.us if you would still like to purchase insurance, but would prefer to write a check.
  • Suggested case option through Eduporium  The prices on the recommended WHS case is the Targus CKT001 has increased this year.  We are looking for a vendor who can provide a better priced case.  The other cases on this list are recommended for WMS students.  
Directions for shopping at Eduporium for the Chromebook case: 
    • Click on “Shop” 
    • The pricing reflects special pricing for Watertown Public Schools, Faculty and Parents only 
    • If you navigate away into the full catalog and get lost, just go up to the upper right on “School Store” and click on Watertown, that will bring you right back to the WPS Webstore.
    • If you have issues with the site, please contact Eduporium directly at 617-600-7230, and ask for “WPS Portal support”
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Please fill out the form below if you are having any issues with your Chromebooks.  We will respond within 24 hours during the school week and on Monday if you submit during the weekend.

Student Help Desk