Distribution Plan:Galena Park I.S.D. is working on issuing every student a Chromebook. The district is currently waiting on 7,000 Chromebooks to be delivered. There is a nation-wide shortage because of demand. In the meantime, the district wants to ensure that every home without a device has the opportunity to check out a device so their students may learn. This means the district is asking parents who have computers (not iPads or tablets) at home to use their own devices until the new devices come in. With that said, GPISD has one device for each high school student. For each student, middle and elementary, whose parent indicated there was not a computer in the home, a device was made available. After this, devices will be made available based on need. Just because your name is on a current list, it does not mean there is a device available. Until GPISD receives the 7,000 Chromebooks, there are not enough devices to give to every student in the district. The current goal is that by Thanksgiving all students will have a district-issued device. If you have a home computer but have a special need, please contact your campus. If we all work together, we will get through this.
Parents must complete the Device Loan Agreement.
Device Loan Agreement Form:
One Chromebook, charger, and protective cover are being checked out to each student. It is the student's responsibility to care for the equipment, ensure that it is retained in a safe environment, and returned or brought to school daily as per the campus or teacher directive. This equipment is, and at all times remains, the property of Galena Park ISD, and is lent to the student for educational purposes. For more detailed information and to sign your agreement use this link: Loan Agreement
Chromebook Restitution Requirements (as per the Loan Agreement):
• Missing keys, scratched screen, damaged port: $25.00
• Missing/Damaged charger: $25.00
• Missing/lost case: $30.00
• Cracked screen: $50.00
• Hotspot completely damaged, stolen, or lost: $84.00
• Lost/stolen -- with police report: $100.00
• Major damage/total loss: $100.00
• Not returned: $350.00
Access to the Galena Park ISD Chromebooks or iPads is a privilege, not a right. Violating the letter or spirit of the above guidelines may result in the loss of the Chromebook/iPad, disciplinary action(s), criminal charges, and/or fines.
Parents are required to complete an Orientation for Digital Learning which demonstrates the online learning platform used in the classroom, resources available, and how to access technical support. Orientations will be offered online. All sessions will provide English and Spanish instruction. For more detailed information and registration options use this link: Parent Orientation for Digital Learning
Previous fines for a damaged device must be paid and cleared before another device is checked out for the 2020-2021 school year. Use this link to make a payment on the WebStore RevTrak: Payments
Community Internet Providers:
Links to free public WiFi and reduced-priced internet programs. Internet Resources