FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls Independent School District aims at preparing students for the ever-changing world, officials are asking parents and guardians of students in grades 6-10 to attend a laptop computer meeting.
The meeting is part of the process to put a new laptop in the hands of each of those students.
Parents or guardians must attend one of three upcoming meetings: 6 p.m. July 28, Aug. 2 or Aug. 4.
The meetings will be held at the Marble Falls Performing Arts Center on the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive.
Marble Falls High School Principal Manny Lunoff, Marble Falls Middle School Principal Roger Barr and the district technology staff are heading up the meetings.
“The new laptop devices will bring the world of information to our students,” Barr said. “We are excited that our students and teachers will have personal technology resources readily available for each student to support the best possible instruction and learning opportunities in our school and at home. Mr. Lunoff and I cordially invite parents and guardians of all incoming sixth- to 10th-grade students to take part in a two-step process to prepare for and pick up their laptop devices.”
The first step in the process is to attend one of the informational meetings listed above. At these meetings, parents or guardians will learn about:
• laptop devices to be provided to students, educational expectations and regulations;
• necessary permission forms;
• cost for device protection plan information and case availability;
• and device deployment dates.
Parents must also complete a permission form and online student registration for students to receive a laptop. Online registration opens Aug. 1.
The second step is for parents and students to pick up their approved devices. Parents will be given the dates, time and locations to pick up the device at the parent meeting after the permission forms have been completed and processed.
“I am very excited for the future of our students and for our educational resources,” Barr said.
He urged parents to visit internetlivestats.com to learn how expansive technology has become in people’s everyday lives.
“To help better prepare students to navigate a future dependent on widespread technology use is a privilege and an honor,” he said. “I want to express my thanks to the MFISD school board and our community for having the vision to provide these learning tools for our students. In the long run, both our students and the Marble Falls community will benefit.”
Go to marblefallsisd.org for more information.