On October 22, all Jackson students will recieve a brand new Chromebook from the district as part of a 1 to 1 technology initiative. Chromebooks will be distributed at school, and any borrowed devices will be collected at that time.
Why PPS121? One-to-one technology provides anytime/anywhere learning and opens the doors to creativity, collaboration, community, communication, and critical thinking skills that students need to compete and contribute to our local and global society. The PPS121 program aims to provide all students, teachers, and schools with the technology tools needed at school and at home.
Why now? With voter approval for the 2020 School Bond last fall and as we return to in-person classroom learning, Portland Public Schools is able to realize a long-term goal of moving forward as a digitally literate, one device per student school district, ensuring every student, every family, and every teacher has the tools needed to learn in today’s classrooms.
When will my student receive their device? Jackson Middle School's distribution date is October 22, 2021. Every student in grades 3-12 will be assigned a device and schools will help students learn to care for and maintain that device throughout their time at the school. Students will return the device only when leaving the school for another (for example at the end of fifth or eighth grade) or when they will no longer be a student in PPS. Devices will also be collected at the end of twelfth grade. New students enrolling into a PPS school will receive a device from their new school. We encourage families to review the back side of this document with their student, discussing the care and proper use of their Chromebook.