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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a short list of the most asked questions.  Please see the document list above for a Frequently Asked Questions online document that will be updated periodically.
  • What if we don't have high-speed Internet or wireless access at home?
    • Teachers will allow more class time or provide an alternate assignment.  No student will be placed at a disadvantage due to the lack of Internet access at home.
  • Where at HMS can my student access the Internet?
    • The entire middle school campus is blanketed with a wireless signal, including the Gym.
  • What if I do not want my student to receive a laptop Device?
    • We will not force any student to accept a Device and they will be provided a loaner device in their classes so they are able to participate with their peers.
  • What if I do not purchase insurance?
    • The insurance is not required but does come with a couple of incentives:
      • You won't be asked for the $25 transportation fee for 6th grade camp
      • You will have a decreased cost for the buy-out at the end of three years so your student can own the netbook and take it to high school with them
  • If I do not purchase the insurance, am I responsible for covering the cost of replacement due to theft, damage, etc.?
    • Yes - unless there are extenuating circumstances, of course.  Just like a textbook checked out to all of our students, they are responsible for taking care of them and also for any damage that happens to them.
  • Are there payment plans available for purchasing the insurance?
    • No, full payment is required at the time of purchase.
    • Also check with your own private home-owner's or renter's insurance company as they may offer add-on policies that cover the student device from accidental damage.
  • If I have questions not listed here, what should I do?
    • Check the Frequently Asked Questions document above as it will be updated periodically.
    • Please call the school office at 632-8847

Laptop/Device Troubleshooting and Care Guide