2021-2022 eSMART Chromebook Procedures
Students can complete paperwork and pay for the Usage and Protection Plan online at mypaymentsplus.com
We have two times scheduled for early chromebook distribution. If you are unable to pick up your chromebook at this time, you may pay online at mypaymentsplus.com
and your student's chromebook will be delivered on the first day of school.
Pick up chromebooks in the Media Center on Thursday, July 22 from 2-6 pm and Friday, July 23 from 12-4 pm.
For students enrolling after the first week of school, chromebooks will be delivered upon receipt of payment for the Usage and Protection Plan.
Chromebook Program Information
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 2021-2022 school year.
The students that choose to come to school this year (brick and mortar) have the OPTION of paying the $10 protection plan. If the student wants to take their chromebook home, then you MUST pay the $10 Usage and Protection Plan. If they do not purchase this plan the student will do daily checkout and return the chromebook each day.
After multiple Chromebook repairs or willful damages to the Chromebook, the administration may choose to restrict students to a daily Chromebook checkout. Students will not be allowed to take home a device. The student will also be referred to the administration for possible discipline if necessary.
Chromebooks for Distance Learning
If students opting for digital/distance learning check out a Walton County chromebook for use at home for distance learning, they MUST purchase the $10 Usage and Protection Plan. It is NOT optional.
Loss of functionality will dictate a repair or replacement at the discretion of WCSD personnel. Anyone graduating or withdrawing from WCSD schools will need to pay for any Chromebook repairs or replacement fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have outstanding repair fees. Will I be able to check out a new device?
All repair balances from the 2020-2021 school year (or earlier) must be resolved before students can check out a device for 2021-2022. Students can develop a payment plan for these fees if you are not able to pay the balance at one time.
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.