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Technology

Supporting personalized learning through technology and preparing students for careers that don't even exist yet.

Our goal is to enhance technology infrastructure and provide access to digital resources for every student. From reliable wifi to classroom technology, we support technology systems and initiatives for more than 25 educational sites, 18,000 students and 4,000 staff.

Every student has access to mobile device iPads (K-2) and Chromebooks (3-12). Through the use of personal devices, teachers can personalize their instruction, help students access information and allow for instant collaboration between students and teachers across the district.

Bob Berkowitz
Director of Technology

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

campus parent portal

Campus Parent Portal allows families to access and update important household contact information, and monitor and participate in their child's education. Families can access announcements, attendance, bus routes, grades, schedules and more.

Campus Parent Portal Tech Support

chromebooks

Chromebook Support and Resources

device protection

SoWashCo Schools is offering families the option of purchasing a Device Protection Plan to protect district-issued devices from accidental damage to the device; damage from fire, flood, natural disasters, or power surges; and theft (with a filed police report).

The participation cost for those choosing to enroll in the Device Protection Plan is $20 annually per device. Families who qualify for federal educational benefits, such as free and reduced-price meals, will also be eligible for reduced pricing ($10 annually per device) or free coverage. If families are eligible, the pricing will automatically be calculated at checkout. In addition, families with multiple children will not pay more than $60 per year for Device Protection Plans. Payment on Device Protection Plans is due upon issuing of the student’s device. The protection fee is nonrefundable. Coverage begins upon receipt of the payment and ends at the conclusion of the scheduled school year.

Note:
  • Families who waive the Device Protection Plan will be responsible for the full cost of repair or replacement of the device.
  • The district issued device accessories, charging cable, power adapter “brick” and case (for iPad) are not covered by the plan.

All electronic technologies must be used in accordance with the educational program and mission of South Washington County Schools. Although issued to the student, the iPad or Chromebook is and remains the property of South Washington County Schools. It may be reviewed and revoked at any time. The student should have NO expectation of privacy regarding content on the iPad or Chromebook. 

If a student fails to return the device and accessories (iPad case and charging cords) at the end of the school year or upon termination of enrollment from the issuing school, that student or his/her parent/guardian will be billed for the cost to replace the items not returned. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a theft report being filed with the police department.

Device Protection Plan Details

ipads

iPad Support and Resources

Pay Fees

South Washington County Schools uses a new payment processing system called SmartSchoolK12.

This system is used for processing payments for our school fees (parking, transcripts, device protection, clubs, etc.) and competitive activities (soccer, hockey, speech team, etc.).

To register your account, please click the "Pay Fees" button above and then select the blue "click here to begin our set up process" button.

If you already have an account, click on “Pay Competitive Activities Fees” or “Pay School Fees”.

Please note: you may be required to save your credit card information to complete the transaction. You can immediately delete your saved card after the purchase. 

Need Help Paying Fees?

  • Community Education programs and fees can still be found on their website.
  • School meals are still paid for through SchoolCafé.

Contact

fees@sowashco.org

 

Quick Links

schoology

Schoology Support and Resources

seesaw

Seesaw Support and Resources

Technology Providers

SoWashCo Schools uses a variety of digital tools to support student learning. Technology vendors and software is utilized to support work as we help all students develop the skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world.
 

MN Session Law 2022, HF 2353 requires public education agencies to disclose any curriculum, testing, or assessment technology provider contract affecting a student's educational data. Below you will find a listing of District Curriculum and District Testing & Assessment providers used in SoWashCo. You will also find additional District Tools and Classroom Tools. Not all Classroom Tools are used, and not all tools are used with all students. SoWashCo only shares the minimum required data to support the learning functions required for each tool.

We have an inventory of our curriculum, testing, and assessment tools posted below.  This list is maintained and communicated annually to all families at the start of the school year.