Students New to KM Middle School for 2020-21

  • We are excited that your child will be joining us at Kettle Moraine Middle School next fall.
     

    As a 6th grader, the Technology Partnership Program (TPP) is available to you. The program allows for student access to online resources to support their learning. It involves families and the Kettle Moraine School District sharing the cost of a computer for a student to use at school and home. At the end of three years, your family will own the computer.

     

    Students entering 6th grade next year will receive touchscreen Chromebooks through this program. A Chromebook is a laptop that runs the Google Chrome operating system and runs seamlessly with Google Apps for Education, which is the system used by all Kettle Moraine schools. These devices are widely used at Kettle Moraine elementary schools, so your child is accustomed to using them.

     

    The cost of the program to families is $100.00 per year over three years. Fees will be assessed each year during the back-to-school registration process. Families who qualify for fee waivers are not required to make this payment and may still participate in the program, however they will not own the device at the end of three years unless payments are made.

     

    Note: Because ownership of the Chromebook is eventually transferred to you, the program requires three payments regardless of when your student enters the district.

     

    Participation in the program covers insurance and maintenance on the device for three years. With the touchscreen devices, our insurance program will cover the first damaged/broken screen. Any subsequent screen replacements will require a $100.00 deductible payment from the family.

     

    An additional benefit of the program is that for safety and security, TPP devices are monitored and filtered by district systems both at school and at home. For more details, visit www.kmsd.edu/tpp.  

     

    Families may choose to opt-out of the program. Families who opt-out may send a device to school each day with their child. Please keep in mind that bring-your-own devices are not filtered by district systems when they are not at school . Students who do not participate in the program and who do not own a device may check out a device from the school library for use during the school day. There are a limited number of library devices and they may not be brought home.

     

    We plan to distribute devices at or before the start of the 20-21 school year. More information about the Technology Partnership Program, as well as the program handbook, is available at www.kmsd.edu/tpp.

     

    Questions about the program may be directed to either:

    • KMSD Director of Technology Services Bob Boyd - boydb@kmsd.edu or 262-968-6300 ext. 5351
    • KM Middle School Principal Michael Comiskey - comiskem@kmsd.edu or 262-965-6500 ext. 2001
    • KMMS Library Media Center Assistant Kirsten Mills - millsk@kmsd.edu or 262-965-6800 ext. 2400