Starting in September 2021, the TDSB is launching a 1:1 Student Device Program for students in Grades 5 and 9. The program will offer students a district-owned and managed Chromebook for educational use. This device will be assigned directly to the student and will stay with them over a four-year period, 24/7. Devices will be tracked through the Insignia Library System.
Students will be able to take them home each night, on weekends and over holidays and will be required to bring them to school each day to support their in-class learning. This Board-wide initiative supports learning through technology, digital citizenship and our commitment to equity of access to technology.
Each year, incoming Grade 5 and Grade 9 students will receive their own Chromebook, too, until, by the 2024-25 school year, all students in Grade 5 and above, will have a TDSB-owned device.
Devices began arriving in schools August 30. All students should receive their devices before the end of September. Prior to receiving a device families will need to opt in to the program by completing a Device Agreement. The device agreement will be available through the digital start of the year forms or in hard copy. Families may choose to opt out of the device program and use a personal device instead or choose not to use a device during school hours.
More information will be shared with parents/guardians whose child will be receiving a device in September 2021.