The 2015-2016 school year will kick-off another exciting chapter of our Latitude 2 Learn (L2L) initiative. Through the overwhelming community support of the 2013 CCISD School Bond, funding has been provided to issue CCISD students and staff a Dell tablet computer to be used during and after school.
This fall marks the final phase of the project where students in grades 4-12 will receive either a laptop or tablet computer.
As you can imagine, there is a great deal of information to share with you and your student from how this initiative will benefit instruction and extend learning beyond the school day to the parent and student responsibilities that go along with using a district-owned device.
Venue, Latitude or Laptop?
Students in grades 8 through 12 will receive a Dell laptop. Students in grades 4 through 7 will receive Dell Latitude 10 or Venue 11 tablet computer. The devices will be distributed at the beginning of the school year. If students choose to opt-out of receiving the district-issued device, it is highly recommended students bring their own laptop or tablet to school every day in grades 6 – 12. Cell phones are not a sufficient replacement for conducting coursework electronically.
Students will have in depth training at the time of receiving their devices in September 2015. For our parents, there are multiple ways to get acquainted with the L2L program.
How Can I Learn More?
1.Attend one of several meetings scheduled in early September. These meetings are open to all parents, meaning you do not have to attend the meeting scheduled at your campus. The information will be the same at each meeting. These orientation meetings are intended for families with students in intermediate school. Each high school and elementary school will also incorporate L2L orientation information as part of their parent nights.
2. View the parent orientation video online.
3. View a live webcast of the orientation on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at www.ccisd.net.
Important Forms and Documents
As a parent/guardian, you must give the school district permission to issue a tablet to your child and acknowledge the responsibilities involved with taking the device home. This is required for all students in 6-12th grades.
The only document parents and/or guardians are required to sign electronically or by hand is the CCISD Secondary Acknowledgement Form. This form will allow parents to "Opt-in" or "Opt-out" of the program. The Secondary Acknowledgement Form is only required for students in grades 6-12 . The form is already part of the 2015 Back-to-School forms parents complete online.
The school district is offering an optional $20.00 insurance fee for each device. This insurance is not required but highly recommended for students who take their devices home.
The annual rate was reduced from $25.00 to $20.00 due to a limited number of claims filed by students. Click on the button below to learn more about CCISD's optional insurance program.
Microsoft Accounts for Students Under 13
Federal law requires parents or guardians to establish and consent to their child’s use of online services when the child is under the age of 13. Clear Creek Independent School District cannot do this for you. Microsoft uses verification of a credit card and an accompanying charge as an approved means of providing this consent. Microsoft will charge your credit card $.50 where a portion of the funds received by Microsoft will be donated to charity. Click here to learn more about Microsoft's policy.
While an account is optional, teachers do ask students to download free and district-approved apps for school work.
Can I take care of this now?
Yes! Parents can log into their LinkEd account today, complete the 2015-2016 Verification forms along the left navigation. If you elect insurance, click on the District Links in the upper right corner to process your payment.
If you do not have a LinkEd account, please visit the campus to establish a parent portal account through LinkEd or ask for paper forms.
Meet Ed! He is new to CCISD. Ed is ready to help our teachers, parents, students and campus leaders connect, collaborate, create and communicate 24 hours a day! The 2015-2016 school year is a huge leap forward for our school district. We are introducing a new curriculum management system called Its Learning and a new student information system called Skyward. We have decided to steer clear of the names of the systems and focus on the solutions they bring to our teachers, students, parents and campus administrators. That’s where Ed comes in. He is the Link for teachers to create lesson plans, deliver instruction virtually, and personalize assignments for individual students. Ed is the Link for students to find assignments and resources from their tablet computer, collaborate on projects with classmates at school or at home, and even create their own e-portfolio where the work follows them throughout CCISD and beyond. For parents, Ed is the virtual Link to view grades and assignments, fill out back-to-school forms, and communicate with their children’s teachers. LinkEd replaces CCISD4Me.
Important Information for Parents Regarding LinkEd Accounts
- Parents who had an existing CCISD4Me or Parent Self-Serve account have been automatically enrolled in LinkEd. Parents should have received an email on August 3, 2015 and on August 12, 2015 with instructions on how to login to their account. If you did not receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with this information, please call 281.284.4737 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. because we may have an invalid email address.
- Parents who did not have a CCISD4Me or Parent Self-Serve account will need to visit the campus and present valid identification. The front office staff will activate the account for you.
- Parents who do not have an email address will need to visit the campus to pick up hard copy forms to complete.
- Troubleshooting Advice: If you are receiving a Pop-up Blocker message when trying to access your LinkEd account, hit the retry button and it should allow you to login.
- Watch the Video Below for More LinkEd Features