2020 IH Freshmen Laptop Distribution

2020 IH Freshmen Laptop Distribution & Live Stream Outreach Program
Posted on 08/20/2020
2020 IH Freshmen Laptop Distribution & Live Stream Outreach Program

Dear Parents/Guardians and Freshmen Students,

We know that this summer is full of questions and concerns regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year. With that in mind, we have made a point to prioritize the distribution of laptop computers to our Freshmen students as early as possible in order to get them prepared for the start of our school year. To that end, our Technology Department has been working diligently to prepare the laptops and the building administration has designed a process for distribution that will keep the gatherings at a manageable capacity for this endeavor. 

Below you will find information regarding the days and times that the laptops will be distributed as well as information about this year’s virtual Freshman Orientation. We thank you for your attention to this matter and look forward to having you here at Indian Hills High School.

Freshmen Laptop Distribution

We will be distributing student laptops and taking photos for student IDs for all freshmen on Thursday, August 27th and August 28th. We will be following the distribution schedule below. During this event we are requesting that a parent or guardian accompany their child.  For the purposes of traffic flow and management of this process, it is very important that you adhere to the time slot that corresponds to your last name:

Everyone involved in this event is expected to wear face coverings, unless when doing so would compromise the health of an individual.

If you have a fever or other signs of illness (cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, GI issues, sudden loss of taste or smell), DO NOT come to the school. If you have been directed by your physician to self-quarantine, DO NOT come to the school.

AUGUST 27th

(Last Name)

TIME SLOT

AUGUST 28th

(Last Name)

TIME SLOT

A thru B

8:00AM to 9:30AM

M thru O

8:00AM to 9:30AM

C thru D

9:30AM to 11:00AM

P thru R

9:30AM to 11:00AM

E thru G

11:00AM to 12:30PM

S thru U

11:00AM to 12:30PM

H thru L

12:30PM to 2:00PM

V thru Z

12:30PM to 2:00PM

Please review the information below for an overview of the process:

  •  In order for a student to receive a laptop the following requirements must be met: 
    • View Laptop Orientation Presentation
    • Pay Laptop Insurance via MySchoolBucks
    • Sign-off on AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) and Laptop Agreement by both Parent and Student
  • Additional details on the above requirements including where to find your student’s credentials will be emailed to all parents and student email accounts prior to the distribution dates.  Please check your email early next week.
  • As you arrive at school during your designated time slot, we ask that you park your vehicle in the visitor spots in front of the school, or the faculty parking lot next to the Board of Education Offices.
  • Weather pending, the event will take place either in the front courtyard of the high school or in the upper gymnasium. 

Live Stream Outreach Program

This year Freshmen Orientation will be held on Monday, August 31st from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Unlike in years past, to ensure the health and safety of our students, this year’s Outreach Program will be fully remote using a live stream through Zoom’s web platform and only be for students. 

Another email will be sent directly to our students’ school email accounts with directions on attending his or her Outreach Group on the morning of Monday, August 31st. 

The Outreach Program will be led by Teacher Advisors and Senior Student Ambassadors. 

If you have any questions regarding the processes in place for laptop distribution or Freshmen Orientation, please contact Assistant Principal Matthew Bushta at mbushta@rih.org.

Sincerely,

Gregory Vacca                       Matthew Bushta                      Daniel Guido

Principal                                  Assistant Principal                  Assistant Principal

Indian Hills High School          Indian Hills High School          Indian Hills High School