2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year.
We offered three pick up times for chromebook and processed paperwork and payments during Open House. Students who paid and completed paperwork online or in person before the end of distribution today, July 31, at 2 pm will receive a chromebook on the first day of school. Students who pay and submit the Usage and Protection Plan agreement after 2 pm on July 31 will receive a chromebook as quickly as possible, but may not receive it until the day after they complete their payment and paperwork.
Walton County School District offers a $20 per year student optional protection plan for the eSMART initiative. This can be paid online at www.mypaymentsplus.com
starting in July 2019. Parents/guardians paying online can submit payment AND paperwork through mypaymentsplus.com
Frequently Asked Questions
I have outstanding repair fees. Will I be able to check out a new device?
All repair balances from the 2018-2019 school year (or earlier) must be resolved before students can check out a device for 2019-2020.
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.