2017-2018 eSMART Procedures
As part of the eSMART initiative, all high school students in the Walton County School District will receive Chromebooks to use in the classroom for the 2017-2018 school year.
Walton County School District offers a $20 per year student optional protection plan for the eSMART initiative. This can be paid online at mypaymentsplus.com
For device distribution, students will need to complete paperwork with a parent/guardian, which requires an identification card. If parent/guardian is not present, student will need to bring a copy of that ID and a note approving pickup. If student is not present parent/guardian will need the student's lunch number.
Optional Protection Plan Repair/Replacement Schedule
*Items above are some common repairs. For any repair needed that is not listed, the student will be provided the cost after evaluation of the damaged unit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my own device?
No. All students will be issued a school-owned Chromebook to be used for the completion of schoolwork. Students must use the school-issued device and may not bring their own devices. Students are expected to be prepared for class with a charged Chromebook every morning in first block. Students must follow the WCSD Acceptable Use Policy when using these Chromebooks.
What happens if my Chromebook is lost or damaged?
Damaged, lost, stolen, or missing Chromebooks must be reported to the school within 24 hours. To pursue a replacement Chromebook the student must file a police report in a timely manner and bring a copy of that report to the school.
The optional protection plan allows students to pay a discounted repair fee in the case of damage. Students who choose not to purchase the optional protection plan will pay more in the event of loss or damage. In the event of loss or damage, students may be issued a loaner Chromebook once fees are paid. Failure to return a loaner Chromebook before the end of the day will result in disciplinary action, which may include ISS, OSS, or other measures determined appropriate by the administrator.
As with textbooks, students who fail to clear outstanding Chromebook fines or fees will not receive grade reports or transcripts. Seniors who fail to clear all fines will not be allowed to participate in senior activities.
The Media Center is the home of the Chromebook Help Desk at MAHS. Students experiencing problems with their Chromebook should seek assistance from the media specialist or a Help Desk student aide. If you experience problems outside of school, please submit a help desk through portal.walton.k12.ga.us.