• Grade 9 -11

    All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be required to pay a mandatory computer user fee of $100.  The fee covers the computer, keyboard, stylus, and charger against malfunctions, accidental damage, theft of the computer, and loss of the computer. The fee does NOT cover vandalism or intentional damage to any of the components, damage to the computer if the case is removed,  loss of the stylus, loss of the charger, or loss of the keyboard.  Students/parents/guardians will be charged an additional fee for any of the above.

    Below is a list of the potential fines:

    • Missing/damaged case: $50.00

    • Missing/damaged charger: $70.00

    • Missing/damaged keyboard: $59.00

    • Missing/damaged stylus: $75.00

    Please be advised that prices may change dependent on charges invoiced from HP.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by emailing techsupport@northernhighlands.org.

     

    Grade 12

    Student Insurance is available for a fee of $100 per year. This must be paid prior to device pickup. It can be paid online via PaySchoolsCentral.com

    PaySchoolsCentral Instructions

    Below is a list of the potential fines:

    • Cracked Screen/Broken Kickstand: Insurance or $450.00

    • Lost device: Insurance or $950.00  

    • Missing/damaged case (includes plastic kickstand cover): $75.00

    • Missing/damaged charger: $72.00

    • Missing/damaged keyboard: $103.00

    • Missing/damaged stylus: $53.00

    • Stickers on device or case: $75.00

    Please be advised that prices may change dependent on charges invoiced from Microsoft.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by emailing techsupport@northernhighlands.org.


    Program Updates

    Charger
    Some students had trouble keeping track of the power charger.  When a charger  was found, there was no unique identifier on it determining to which student it belonged.  To address this, the District has engraved unique ID numbers on the chargers.  The ID number for each will be recorded in our student information system as students are issued their equipment in August.  If a student alters the engraved number so it is not legible (by scratching it off, coloring it in, etc.),  the student will be responsible for purchasing a replacement charger.

    Note: If a student turns in a charger with the wrong ID number, the charger will be returned to the appropriate student.  The student handing in the charger will be responsible for finding his/her assigned charger or will be charged the replacement fee.

    Stylus
    Like the charger, the District has engraved unique ID numbers onto each stylus.  In addition, the tether that was used to attach the stylus to the case did not hold up as well as we hoped.  Many students felt the tether was cumbersome and was often inadvertently snagged. Therefore, the district will be removing the tether from the case and stylus.  The District expects students to find a suitable location to store the stylus when not in use.  A suitable location could be a pen case or front pocket of a backpack, much like a student would store a pen/pencil.  If a student alters the engraved number so it is not legible (i.e., scratching it off, coloring it in, etc.),  the student will be responsible for purchasing a replacement stylus.

    Note: If a student turns in a stylus with the wrong ID number, the stylus will be returned to the appropriate student.  The student handing in the stylus will be responsible for finding his/her assigned stylus or will be charged the replacement fee.

    Insurance
    The school will continue to offer in-house insurance. The cost to purchase the insurance in the 2020-21 school year will be $100 per student for the first $1000 of repairs. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will pay a mandatory user fee of $100 at Northern Highlands.

    The insurance covers repairs up to $1000 including:

    • any problems with the computer as well as accidental damages;

    • non-functioning  peripherals (e.g., keyboard, chargers, stylus); and  

    • lost/stolen computers.  (Note: As soon as a computer is reported stolen, it will be remotely locked and tracking will be enabled to assist students in finding a lost device.)

    The insurance does NOT cover:

    • accidental damage if the case is off the computer;

    • purposeful damage to the computer; or

    • lost/stolen keyboards, charges, or stylus.

    We strongly urge all parents/students to take advantage of this program as repairs to the device are expensive.  For example, Microsoft charges $450 to repair a cracked screen and $450 to repair a broken kickstand.