Chromebooks have been utilized in Fairfield Public Schools for many years in K-12. In 2018-2019 the use is being expanded to allow more equity and access across the district. Information is outlined in the Innovative Learning Initiative Guidebook as well as this website.
Innovative Learning is guided by the general Fairfield Public School Acceptable Use Policies.
The cornerstone of Innovative Learning will be to provide Chromebooks to all students in seventh grade at the middle school and all students at the high school level at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. It is important to note that in Grades 3-5 a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) program is being added to the elementary rotation to support innovation, inquiry and creativity at an early age.
Students will receive the latest version of the Chromebook (Education Edition).
A Chromebook is a mobile device that runs Google's Chrome OS, including all Google and Microsoft Office products. These devices are essentially a Chrome browser designed to be used to connect staff and students to the Internet. FPS will be limited to using applications that are cloud based. No software is stored on the device and it has limited internal storage. Students will be allowed to keep the Chromebooks for the school year to use for all school-based projects and work. Chromebooks remain property of FPS, just like a textbook.
How do I opt my child out of receiving a Chromebook for home use?
We understand that some students would like to use a personally owned device in lieu of a district provided Chromebook. Students will be able to connect their personally owned device to the FPS_BYOD wifi network while at school. During the distribution of the devices, please notify one of the school administrators and they will note that your child is opting out of the checkout procedure for home use.
No Internet Access at home?
If you do not have internet access at home, you should notify your child’s principal. There are several options available. In addition, there are many public hotspots available in town, including the Fairfield Public Library.
Parents, please plan to attend the Parent Night*, as well as review this website.
Middle Schools for Grade 7 **At Open House
TMS September 13, 2018
FWMS September 20, 2018
RLMS September 27, 2018
FWHS September 6, 2018 6:00 *Before Open House
FLHS September 13, 2018 6:00 *Before Open House