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Chromebook Deployment (2020-2021)

 
The Bensalem Township School District IT is working to provide every student in the district with a Chromebook in order to support our students and their families through virtual learning. We will be distributing Chromebooks by grade levels, and will provide you with updates explaining the distribution process. We ask for your patience as we will be handing out approximately 4,000+ Chromebooks district wide.
 
Pickup Information:
Location: Bensalem High School - South side of building near loading dock across from soccer field
(4319 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA 19020)
 
Pickup Times:
Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday between the hours of 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Be on the lookout for the following sign!
Chromebook Pickup 2020-2021 Sign
 
Important Note: Bensalem Township School District asks that if you received a loaner device to use for remote learning during the 2019-2020 School Year please be sure to bring in the device and all necessary peripherals (Charger, etc.) when you come to pickup your officially assigned device.
 
Update: September 20th, 2020 | Kindergarten-5th Grade, 7th-12th Grade, & EL (K-12) Update
 
Chromebooks for 5th grade students are ready for pick up.
 
Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of Kindergarten-5th grade, 7th-12th grade students, and EL Students (K-12) around the district for Chromebook pickup. These calls will be done via our automated call system. For pickup location information, please refer to the information at the top of the page.

Please be sure to check out the School News App page under the Parents & Students section for information on our mobile notification app! Updates will be sent via this app (In addition to our routine postings on this page and automated calls) in regard to the remaining Chromebooks for distribution (6th grade student Chromebooks are currently not available).
Update: September 14th, 2020 | Kindergarten-4th Grade, 7th-12th Grade, & EL (K-12) Update
 
Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of Kindergarten-4th grade, 7th-12th grade students, and EL Students (K-12) around the district for Chromebook pickup. These calls will be done via our automated call system. For pickup location information please refer to the information at the top of the page.

Please be sure to check out the School News App page under the Parents & Students section for information on our mobile notification app! Updates will be sent via this app (In addition to our routine postings on this page and automated calls) in regards to the remaining Chromebooks for distribution (5th & 6th grade student Chromebooks are currently not available).
Update: September 2nd, 2020 | 5th - 6th Grade & EL Students
 
Dear Parents/Guardians of 5th grade, 6th grade and EL students:

As a result of the international trade restrictions placed on purchases from outside of the Country, we have experienced a significant delay in receiving the new Chromebook order that was placed in early July. Those new devices were intended to be distributed to our fifth grade, sixth grade and EL students as part of our continued efforts toward our one to one initiative. We have been informed the shipment of new Chromebooks should arrive to our District early next week. As soon as we receive the devices, we will expedite distribution. We appreciate your patience.

If you still have your device from last year, please continue to use it and your old device can be exchanged for a new one when they are appropriately prepared. This is only intended for fifth grade, sixth grade and EL students.
Update: August 24th, 2020 | Loaner Device Clarification
 
The term "loaner device" is referenced in the note above. If the device the student has in their possession is not labeled with a label that looks like the sample below AND it does not match the convention below then the device is a "loaner device" and all necessary peripherals (Charger, etc.)
 
Chromebook Label Sample
Convention: CB-20XX-USERNAME
Convention breakdown:
CB = Chromebook
20XX = Student's graduating year
USERNAME = Student's username and/or last name
Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of Kindergarten-4th grade & 7th-12th grade students around the district for Chromebook pickup. These calls will be done via our automated call system. For pickup location information please refer to the information at the top of the page.

Please be sure to check out the School News App page under the Parents & Students section for information on our mobile notification app! Updates will be sent via this app (In addition to our routine postings on this page and automated calls) in regards to the remaining Chromebooks for distribution (5th, 6th, & EL students which are currently not available).
Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of Kindergarten-4th grade & 7th-12th grade students around the district for Chromebook pickup. These calls will be done via our automated call system. For pickup location information please refer to the information at the top of the page (Below are special dates/times in regards to the Labor Day holiday).
 
Please be sure to check out the School News App page under the Parents & Students section for information on our mobile notification app! Updates will be sent via this app (In addition to our routine postings on this page and automated calls) in regards to the remaining Chromebooks for distribution (5th, 6th, & EL students).
Bensalem Township School District will be closed on Friday (September 4th, 2020) and Monday (September 7th, 2020); however, our IT Department will be distributing Chromebooks to students in Grades 2, 3, 4, and 7-12 on these days.

Chromebooks for our 1st grade and kindergarten students are being prepared. You will receive a One Call when they are available for pick up. We appreciate your patience.
 
Friday (September 4th, 2020): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday (September 5th, 2020): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday (September 6th, 2020): Closed - No Distribution
Monday (September 7th, 2020): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 

To families of children in Kindergarten, 1st, 5th and 6th grades:  Your child’s Chromebook may not be ready before September 8. No child will be penalized for missing any work.  In the meantime, any device (smartphone or any device which can access the internet) may be used to sign in to Google Classroom. PLEASE LOG IN FOR ATTENDANCE EACH DAY. If you have any device on which your child can access Google Classroom to do school work they should do so. But again, no child will be penalized. We regret the delay and are working as quickly as possible.

Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of 1st-4th grade & 7th-12th grade students around the district for Chromebook pickup. These calls will be done via automated calls. For pickup location information please refer to the information at the top of the page (Below are special dates/times in regards to the Labor Day holiday).
Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of 2nd-4th grade / 7th-12th grade students around the district for Chromebook pickup. These calls will be done via automated calls. For pickup location information please refer to the information at the top of the page.
Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of 3rd-4th grade / 7th-12th grade students around the district for Chromebook pickup. These calls will be done via automated calls. For pickup location information please refer to the information at the top of the page.
Bensalem School District will be using our automated call system (One Call Now) to make calls to families to give updates in regards to Chromebook distribution updates. Calls/Text contain the verbiage below and will only be sent to the subsets of students whose devices are ready. All information will continue to be posted on this page.
 
Example: Grade 4 & 7-12 households received a call today. Grade 3 households will receive a call when those devices are ready for pickup (At this moment grade K-3 & 5-6 devices are NOT ready for pickup). In addition all prior contacted grade levels will be called/texted to ensure that anyone who is newly enrolled or still has not picked up the device is contacted.
 
One Call Now Automated Call/Text Verbiage:
"You are being contacted because our records indicate that a student in the household is applicable to receive a Bensalem Township School District Chromebook. Please visit the main Bensalem Township School District website and click the Chromebooks button for more information in regards to picking up the device."
Bensalem Township School District IT is working to contact parents/guardians of 4th grade / 7th-12th grade students around the district for Chromebook pickup. Pickup for these students will begin Monday (August 24th, 2020). For pickup location information please refer to the information at the top of the page. For specific questions in regards to your students Chromebook please visit the "F.A.Q.'s" page. If you have a question that does not appear on the "F.A.Q.'s" page please feel free to contact Mrs. Karen Burke-Baumeister via the "Send email" feature on her page. We will receive an E-Mail with your question(s) and attempt to respond with an answer as quickly as possible.