FZ Launch

Fort Zumwalt School District - 1 to 1 Student Device Program

Fort Zumwalt to provide a Chromebook for each Middle School Student (Grades 6-8) and all Hope High School students starting 2018-19

The Fort Zumwalt School District is making plans to provide a Chromebook to all Middle School and Hope High School students for the 2018-19 school year. Chromebooks will be purchased for all incoming sixth graders. Existing Chromebooks in classrooms and carts will be re-utilized for seventh and eighth graders, providing every student a computer for classroom and home use.

JB Mette, Director of Technology Services, says a similar approach for high schools could create a system that takes all Zumwalt secondary buildings 1:1 by the beginning of the 2020 school year. "By utilizing our existing inventory of equipment, and building a methodical approach to replacements each year, we can bring a Digital Learning Environment to our students in a short time frame."

Most Important Question: When Do I Get My Chromebook?

The Fort Zumwalt Technology Department will be working throughout the summer of 2018 to prepare all of the devices for student use in the fall. Based on the delivery timeline and the workload of our staff, our plan is to hand out Chromebooks to all Middle School students during the first week of school in August, 2018.

Before classes start, we'll have a station setup during registration to review insurance plan offerings, and to demo the Chromebooks so you can check out what you'll be using. We're looking forward to a great first year with more technology in the hands of our students!